CHVRCHES

Electro pop.

Still Corners

London based Still Corners are jumping the pond in support of their Sub Pop debut, Creatures of an Hour, which will be available on Oct 11 in North America and world-wide on October 10. The band, comprised of Tessa Murray (vocals), Greg Hughes (guitar and keys), Leon Dufficy (guitar), Luke Jarvis (bass) and Paul Mayhew (drums) fuse a whispered intimacy with a sonic emotional expansiveness that linger like half-remembered dreams.

A devoted cinephile—whose first release Remember Pepper recalls both the youthful tone of French New Wave and the unease of Italian horror—Still Corners songwriter Greg Hughes sees film as a major influence, from the projections (created by band member Leon Dufficy) that feature heavily in their live performances (“It’s nice to have something lovely to look at”), to the free-floating grace of debut full-length, Creatures of an Hour.

Recorded at Hughes’ own studio in Greenwich, the devil is truly in the details of Creatures of an Hour. Fusing whispered intimacy to the emotional expansiveness of composer Ennio Morricone, Hughes crafts deceptively simple songs that linger like half-remembered dreams. Lead single “Cuckoo” shines in its simplicity, a single drumbeat, ghostly guitar, and distant organ highlighting vocalist Tessa Murray’s haunting soprano as she asks, “I’d like to read your mind/can you read mine?” Elsewhere, the tone isn’t so much one of emotional conflict as it is pure atmosphere. Like a world-class art director, Hughes fills the set of “Endless Summer” with walls of reverb and splashes of longing, echoing a very real conflict in his own life—the pursuit of the illusive London sun.

"Totally fresh thanks to one of the most gorgeous voices we've heard in a long time...gauzy and ethereal, like she's singing behind an organza veil, and the eerie organs and echo-y drums that accompany her help paint a picture that is both chilling and absolutely beautiful. It's the perfect soundtrack to a close encounter with the third kind (you know, if you ever happen to have one)." --Nylon

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Sunday, June 23 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Union Transfer