Monday, 20 January 2014
CHPLN - New Waves
CHPLN (yes they were once called Chaplin but now they’ve got a Google friendly name) describe themselves as a multi-pop duo. We’re not quite sure what multi-pop is but we imagine it’s pretty good for you, rather like multi-vitamins or multi-grain bread.
What we do know for sure is that Dali Bor and Pippo Vari, who make up CHPLN, originally met in Germany but now reside in South London. We also know that they have produced something very good for the ears with their song White Snow. It brings together classic singer songwriter sensibilities with a very modern electronic production, as if maybe Elbow or The Beta Band had spent a bit of time listening to Hot Chip. It has a gentle bounce, a wash of smooth soul and like a nice bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape warms and comforts perfectly.
CHPLN are not particularly a new act, their first release, a 5 track EP entitled Momentaufnahme dates back to November 2011 and online you’ll find a variety of living room sessions that they’ve uploaded. However, we suspect that for many including ourselves, White Snow will be the duo’s introductory song. As a bonus, if you’re a fan of fluffy dogs getting pampered the video (here) is undoubtedly for you.
CHPLN - White Snow