Morning Music Notes – Clocked Over the Limit

PHM favourite CHVRCHES (one of the top albums of 2013, we interviewed them, you know the drill) recently played the Billboard Women in Music 2013 evening. Led by singer Lauren Mayberry, the band played an excellent cover of the Janelle Monáe song Tightrope.

CHVRCHES cover Janelle Monae via YouTube screen cap
The track isn’t the usual synth-heavy and poppy tracks that CHVRCHES excel at. We see Iain Cook hop on an effect-laden guitar, adding a cool sound to the cover. Be sure to watch it below.

CHVRCHES – Tightrope (Janelle Monáe cover)

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