Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Video Review - Under The Tide

Under The Tide
by Chvrches
Album: The Bones Of What You Believe (available now)

Well, well, well, what do we have here then? This certainly wasn't expected this week. After the release of Chvrches newest single 'Get Away'; taken from the re-worked Drive score (yep, I'm not sure what that's about either, but it can't be denied that the song's quite good) and the announcement that they will be featured in the next Hunger Games soundtrack (which I predict will be yet another bland dose of Hollywood in the series of what I personally consider the most snore inducing films of all time....but that's another story), the last thing I thought I'd be writing about would be another piece of Chvrches brilliance, but I'm never going to complain about being forced to watch more of one of my favourite bands.

Directed by Sing J Lee, the same talent responsible for two other Chvrches clips in 'The Mother We Share' and 'Lies' (as well as a couple of clips from another of my fave UK electro babes; Avec Sans), the clip for 'Under The Tide' is a journey into an anime space inspired wonderland. This is somwhere I actually don't venture often, so the four and half minutes it takes to tell the story of two characters making their way through the stars, interspersed with shots of Martin Doherty singing his little heart out in his typically adorable button up shirt and cap uniform is the perfect amount of anime + band member + music + addictive lyrics to keep me interested. Combine that with one of my favourite tracks (but honestly, I love them all) from their 2013 release The Bones Of What You Believe and you have yourself another side of Chvrches, but then, every side of Chvrches career so far has been brilliant in my eyes, so this clip just adds to the list of brilliance.

Jo Michelmore gives 'Under The Tide' three and a half The xx heads out of five...

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