Today we introduce a new band that press Breaking More Waves buttons, tick all of our boxes and massage our ears in exactly the right way. They’re called Churches and consist of Iain Cook, Lauren Mayberry and Martin Doherty from Glasgow. All members of the trio have past or present histories with other bands, namely Aerogramme, The Unwinding Hours, Blue Sky Archives and The Twilight Sad but Churches sound nothing like any of those bands.
Instead their debut track Lies is a rampantly banging electropop track. It’s the audio equivalent of up-on-the-benches sex with a horny lab technician. There’s beats that punch like Fix Up Look Sharp by Dizzee Rascal and mammoth synth riffs that sound like The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats played by Justice. If that sounds pretty incredible, it’s because it is.
Lies has already picked up a small amount of blog coverage from the likes of Neon Gold and Listen Before You Buy and has been played out on BBC Introducing Scotland, now we’re adding our weight behind what sounds like an excellent start to this project. Our only worry is that it is just a project (or rather a side project away from their other bands) and they may not develop any further. Let’s hope they do because Lies by Churches is our new favourite thing in our ears. This is absolute electropop goodness with a hint of naughty badness too.
Churches - Lies