Its taken some time, three years to be accurate, but at last Choir of Young Believers aka Copenhagen based Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, plus assorted friends, who are back with a flurry of activity. ‘Face Melting’ comes from a forthcoming album, due later on in the year via Ghostly International, and he’s also heading out for a handful of live dates, including a London show on May 13th at the Elgar Rooms.
Anyone that has listened to their previous two albums, This is for the White in your eyes and Rhine Gold, will know that they are a band that are able to produce gossamer like synth indie, and mix it in with electronics and elements of Krautrock to produce something rather beautiful. Face Melting is seven minutes plus of slow moving theatrical pop, with heavy piano riffs interjecting his velvet like vocal and smatterings of percussion over this ever increasingly experimental electronic hue in the background.
Choir of Young Believers might have been away for a while, but on the evidence of Face Melting, they haven’t stopped still. Firther refined, further influenced and further experimental. Damn, they’re good.
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See Choir of Young Believers live:
13.05 – London, UK @ ELGAR ROOM
14.05 – Brighton, UK @ THE GREAT ESCAPE
15.05 – Utrecht, NL @ NORDIC DELIGHT
17.07- Ostrava, CZ @ COLOURS OF OSTRAVA