Time for another album announcement from our autumn release schedule – Chorusgirl’s second album Shimmer and Spin will be landing on Friday 16 November 2018 on vinyl, CD and digitally.
The album was announced with the release of first single No Goodbye this week with a premiere on Clash and great coverage from a host of other publications too.
Clash said, “a taut piece of indie songwriting, reminiscent of those early Raincoats cuts but given a more melodic edge. A catchy earworm that retains it lyrical secrets until repeated listens, it’s a sign that this new Chorusgirl LP will be worth investigating.”
For The Rabbits said, “As is the case with much of the finest music, No Goodbye is not a track that wears its difficulties obviously. There’s a fizz and a playfulness to the music, that fans of the bands will be pleased to hear intact. From the opening salvo of snare drums and jangling guitar chords, it rattles along at impressive pace, even the the more sparse sections are punctuated by prominent bass-notes that maintain the songs impressive flow. There’s even room for a just short of ludicrous guitar solo towards the end, with a slight nod to The Wave Pictures, adding to the whole, frankly joyous experience.
“The track’s lyrics seem to be at odds with the sprightly music, there’s a personal quality to the words, a puzzle with some pieces missing, yet there’s a sense of wanting to escape from both your own expectations and those of others. Throughout Silvi seems to be trying to slip out the door, as she repeats regularly, “you know that I’ll leave no goodbye”. By all accounts, Shimmer And Spin, was a difficult record to make, from the sound of No Goodbye it was well worth the effort.”
The band will join us, along with Fightmilk and Mammoth Penguins, on release day for a show at Rough Trade Nottingham – tickets here.