The Bones of What You Believe - GLASSNOTE
FILTER Grade: 80%
By A. D. Amorosi on October 2, 2013
Scotland hasn’t witnessed a pop outfit that mixes post-punk’s nerve-jangling brio with blipping dance-tronics and tongue-in-cheek lyricism since Orange Juice found rhythm and atmosphere. So give a big, buggy welcome to wordsmith/singer Lauren Mayberry and her cranky trio Chvrches. From the moody swing of “The Mother We Share” to the brittle sway of bonus track “Broken Bones” with the keening one-two punch of “Lungs” and “By the Throat” in-between, Chvrches and Mayberry have a weirdly mannered way with smartly penned romanticism.