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Chvrches to release new EP this week

By | Published on Wednesday 14 November 2018


Chvrches have announced that they will release a new EP, ‘The Hansa Session’, this week. The five track release features new versions of songs from the band’s ‘Love Is Dead’ album, recorded at Berlin’s Hansa Studios.

“When we had the opportunity to record at Hansa we jumped at it even though we were in the middle of a hectic tour”, explains Iain Cook. “It is such hallowed ground for me – my heroes Bowie, Depeche, Iggy, Siouxsie, Tangerine Dream, Nick Cave amongst others made arguably their best work in that building – and we hoped that when we went there, we would capture even just a tiny bit of that energy”.

He goes on: “It was also a chance to hold a mirror up to these five songs and look at them from a different angle, and that is something that you don’t always get the chance to do as an artist”.

Lauren Mayberry adds: “It was really fun to try to reinterpret the songs and still communicate the messages and emotions with different arrangements. Once an album is out and you’re on the road, it’s harder to be creative so it’s exciting when those opportunities present themselves, and getting to make music in places like Hansa is really a bucket list thing for all of us”.

Watch the trailer for the EP here: