CHVRCHES will release new EP 'Hansa Session' later this week.
The Scottish band released their third album 'Love Is Dead' earlier in the year, and this was followed by some colossal live shows.
Hitting Europe, the three-piece were granted time to record at Hansa Studios in Germany, the place where David Bowie completed his seminal Berlin trilogy.
These recordings are gathered on 'Hansa Session', which will be given a digital release on November 16th (the limited 10 inch vinyl edition drops on December 14th).
“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 CHVRCHES’ 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.”
“ 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.”
'Hansa Session' contains new versions of ‘Graffiti’, ‘Miracle’ and ‘Get Out’, alongside fan favourites ‘Heaven/Hell’ and ‘Really Gone’.
“It was really fun to try to reinterpret the songs and still communicate the messages and emotions with different arrangements,” adds the band’s Lauren Mayberry. “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 and Bad Robot is really a bucket list thing for all of us.”
Check out a clip from the EP below.
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