Chvrches – ‘Recover EP’

Easily Google-able Scots create effortless EP

The “v” in Chvrches might look try-hard, but it’s there for practical reasons: the electro-pop trio don’t want competition on Google from every church in Christendom. Until now, the synth-wielding Glaswegians have only unveiled two finished tracks, ‘Lies’ and ‘The Mother We Share’, but this EP gives us three new reasons to rejoice: the glistening grandeur of ‘Recover’, the dubstep-flecked ‘ZVVL’, and ‘Now Is Not The Time’, on which singer Lauren Mayberry sounds sad and defiant at the same time. A couple of decent remixes round things off. Try-hard? Far from it – so far, Chvrches are effortless and close to svblime.

Nick Levine