Friday, 14 March 2014
Soak - Blud (Chvrches Remix)
We’ve been holding back on this remix one for one simple reason - today Chvrches play the first of two shows at London’s Forum, with 17 year old Derry songwriter SOAK, aka Bridie Monds-Watson in support. It will probably come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that Breaking More Waves will be in attendance, Chvrches being our favourite new band of the last 22 months.
So it seems appropriate to post this today, signing off the first chapter in the book of Chvrches. With the band currently A-listed on Radio 1, running their own record label (of which SOAK is the first release) and selling out two nights at the Forum (and let’s not forget the fantastic album) the band have achieved more than we could possibly imagine when we first heard Lies in May 2012 (although we knew it was a great song even then.) The band have spoken in the past about how the internet was an incredibly potent tool in enabling their success, with the likes of social media and fan-run DIY blogs like this being essential in spreading the word about their music. If our posts and sometimes over the top gushings about the band have helped in any small way to help them find an audience it’s made it all worthwhile.
If you’re going to see Chvrches tonight, come and celebrate their success with us. We’ll see you down the front.
Soak - Blud - (Chvrches Remix)