Chvrches confirm new album is ‘coming along nicely’ in update from the studio

Band are currently working on the follow up to 2013's 'The Bones Of What You Believe'

Chvrches have said that their second album is “coming along nicely”.

The Scottish trio are in the studio working on the follow-up to their debut album, ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’, and say that LP number two is ‘coming along nicely’.

The band said in a statement: “We’ve been busy in the studio in recent weeks working on our second album. The new songs are coming along very nicely and we can’t wait to share them with you.”

Speaking to NME earlier this week, bandmember Martin Doherty discussed their plans for the album, including the trio’s desire to make it leaner than ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’.

“I think we’ll use fewer instruments but ultimately try and do more with them,” Doherty said. “When you listen to a Michael Jackson song or a Prince song, you realise there’s absolutely nothing in it but an amazing bassline, drums and singing. We want to channel some of that.”

Chvrches previously announced that they were set to start work on their second album last month. Having recently finished a UK tour in support of their 2013 debut, the band posted a picture to Facebook with the caption: “Over 365 shows in two years and we’re going home. Work on album two starts in January.”

‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ had worldwide success and reached Number Nine in the UK Albums Chart.

Since the first album’s release, Chvrches have unveiled one-off tracks for both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Zane Lowe’s Drive.