Chvrches: ‘Our new album could take two years to make’

The trio have also been working with Simple Minds

Chvrches have said they won’t be rushed into recording the follow-up to their debut album ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ and that it may take them two years to complete.

The trio are currently tour in the US, before beginning a six-date UK tour on October 30. They have said they won’t begin work on their second album until completing touring duties.

Keyboardist Iain Cook told Classic Pop: “You often see bands with a successful debut who get cocky, so they hash out something sub-standard and nobody gives a shit again. So we’re not over-confident, but pressure can work against you too. We’re not going to put out anything we aren’t happy with. That could take four months, it could take two years.”

Cook admitted the trio have yet to finish writing any new songs, adding: “It’s too early to talk about new songs, because nothing is finished. We do most of our work in the studio together – it’s fine for one person to come up with something, but it’s not a Chvrches song until it’s been bounced back and forth between the three of us. There aren’t any lyrics, but there are little bits where we’re thinking ‘I can see how that could really work.'”

Chvrches may build their own studio in Glasgow for the album, which they will produce themselves as they did with ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’. Cook said: “Eventually, we’ll want to get other producers, but we’ll do the next album ourselves again. We’d drive a producer crazy, as we’re control freaks who’ve got the skills to do it ourselves. We don’t see the point.”

Cook has co-written Simple Minds‘ new single ‘Honest Town’, after meeting singer Jim Kerr via mutual friends. It previews new Simple Minds album ‘Big Music’, which is released on November 3.

Chvrches tour the UK this autumn, playing:

Brixton O2 Academy (October 30)
Liverpool Music Week Closing Party (November 1)
Glasgow Barrowland (3-4)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (5)
Manchester Academy (6)