Chorusgirl Stream Full Debut Album Via The Beat + London Album Launch on 18 November at The Victoria + More UK Dates

November 11, 2015


Chorusgirl Stream Full Debut Album Via The Beat + London Album Launch on 18 November at The Victoria + More UK Dates
Chorusgirl’s sparkling debut album on Fortuna POP! is due out this Friday, 13 November. You can listen to the whole thing in advance via The Beat, who have also included a track by track breakdown by the band. Chorusgirl will be playing a very special London album launch show at The Victoria in Dalston next Wednesday, 18 November before continuing their UK tour (full dates below). Their single “Oh, To Be A Defector” has been added to the 6 Music Playlist this week.
Formed in London, Chorusgirl is the brainchild of German songwriter, singer and rhythm guitarist Silvi Wersing. Blending the shimmering dreaminess of 4AD bands like Lush, the noir pop of The Cure and the bittersweet electricity of The Breeders, the ten songs on the album sparkle with melody and pop nous but are stealthily subverted by something darker.

The band are due to hit the road for a series of dates in the UK including a launch party at London’s Victoria in Dalston on 18 November, plus dates with The Black Tambourines, Dignan Porch and The Spook School.

After several years playing in bands that either split up or fizzled out, fed up with being someone else’s bassist and feeling like the eternal chorus girl to other people’s dreams, Silvi Wersing decided to strike out on her own. Naming her own band with a heavy dose of irony, she recruited Udo Westhoff (bass), Michael Boyle (drums) and Diogo Oliveira (lead guitar) to flesh out the demos she had made on her laptop, polishing the recordings to a hi-fi sheen in Bear Cave Studios in Cologne.

Dig beneath the surface of the perfect pop songs on Chorusgirl and you’ll find heavy lyrics about saying goodbye, giving up, grief, alienation and loneliness. It’s all deliberately coded though, shrouded in the metaphysical poetry that Silvi does so well. As she explains, “Most things in life are complex, so lyrics should be too. I like subversion and the non-obvious. Like the best kind of horror films.”

With their debut album Chorusgirl breathe new life into guitar pop, reinvigorating the genre with fresh hooks and sharp-edged songs full of heartache, anger and grit. No longer the eternal chorus girl to other people’s dreams, Silvi Wersing is creating the soundtrack to her own – and perhaps her nightmares too.

Tour Dates:
13/11/15: Cambridge, the Blue Moon (w Model Village, Biscuits for Bears)
18/11/15: London, Album launch party, the Victoria –  (w Wolf Girl & JUNK)
27/11/15: Sheffield, The Picture House Social (w Black Tambourines, Dignan Porch, Fruit Bomb)
28/11/15: Leeds, Wharf Chambers (w T.O.Y.S.)
01/12/15: Brighton, The Hope And Ruin (w Moss Lime)
04/12/15: Coventry, The Tin At The Coal Vaults (w The Spook School, Duck Thieves)
05/12/15: Nottingham, The Chameleon Arts Cafe, (w The Spook School, Wolf Girl)
06/12/15: Glasgow, Nice’N’Sleazy (w The Spook School, Wolf Girl)
“Chorusgirl take up the female-fronted fuzzbomb art-pop baton that Lush and The Long Blondes help patent – jangling guitars carrying along a bucketful of big hooks, Silvi Wersing’s strident, cool-as vocals, joy camouflaging the pain.” Sweeping The Nation

“A shimmering brand of 4AD-inspired noir pop” Drowned in Sound

“’60s pop music distilled through a bit of new wave, and perhaps a dash of The Vaselines. If that doesn’t sound good to you, you can just fuck right off.” Overblown

“Maybe it’s just me, but when I see The Cure, Breeders, Bangles and Echo and the Bunnymen all in one influence list I start to slide off my seat a bit.” Noisey

“An exotic pop delight, Chorusgirl cite standout 90s bands like Lush and The Breeders among their influences, and can happily live alongside them.” Louder Than War

“Through influences ranging from grunge to the artier end of brit-pop, Chorusgirl are a surf-inspired jangling joy, all twanging guitar and dead-eyed vocal delivery.” For The Rabbits

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