When 'Lies', the first and only song in Churches canon, hit our headphones last week it was instant love.
Call us premature but, after a weekend of spinning the track non-stop we've lost no feeling for its sugar rush of emotion, energy and pure pop romance. They might be newer than new but we're very excited about the future for this Scottish band.
Before the future though, a little history. Churches are a sort-of Scottish super group comprising members of The Twilight Sad (Martin Doherty), Aereogramme (Iain Cook) and Lauren Mayberry of Blue Sky Archives (we did say 'sort-of') with the bright, clean electro-pop coming as something of a sea change for a set of musicians more used to plying their trade somewhere between beardy rock and twee indie.
'Lies' reminds us of all our favourite Swedes (Robyn, Annie, Niki) with one of the biggest, floor-filling beats we have heard in an age. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry's vocals come coated in a thick Glasgow accent, adding a regional personality to a song that sounds like an international smash.
The band don't currently have any other songs available nor any gigs booked so it is very early days indeed but we await their next step with much anticipation.
You can stream 'Lies' below and hear just what has got us this excited for youselves.
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