Chew Lips return to Club NME after their brilliant show here in 2010. The band are back with their as yet untitled follow up album, a whip-smart pop record, bold and sassy, bursting with sharp melodies and huge choruses. It is how pop music should sound in 2012; it is never formulaic or sterile. Chew Lips’ realize their vision for their take on ‘classic future pop’.
Chew Lips are vocalist Tigs and multi-instrumentalist James Watkins. Formed in 2008, the pair had previously been in indie bands. “We were both bored,” James reveals. “In some ways, supposedly experimental indie music is actually the most conservative of genres. We wanted to do something fun, something free and something pop.”
In 2010, the release of an elegant debut album, Unicorn, showcased their minimalist electronic pop. From the outset, the idea for album 2 was to create a more fleshed out version of the Chew Lips’ sound. “Unicorn was quite an austere version of what we were trying to do,” says James. “This album is more like the pop music we wanted to create. It was about clarity of communication - each song builds towards a single emotional moment.” Chew Lips have delivered their vision – this is classic future pop.
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