Chorusgirl make noisepop, blending the sounds of Lush, the Cure, The Breeders, Pulp, the Bangles, surf, girl groups, melodies, dirt, jangle and noise into a swirling & shimmering mix that spins your head until you’re dizzy. The lyrics are personal, delicate and angry, about losing and giving up, but all of that heartache and anger is layered underneath enough noisy rubble and happy fizz.
The band is the brainchild of London-based and German-born songwriter Silvi Wersing, and the name references the fact that Silvi spent years playing ‘chorus girl’ to other musicians’ dreams, until deciding that introverts and chorus girls could and should front their own shows and write their own songs.
Fortuna Pop released Chorusgirl’s eponymously titled debut album in 2015 to great critical success, and the first single ‘Oh, To Be A Defector’ was playlisted by BBC Radio6.
In 2018, they were signed by growing British indie label Reckless Yes, joining the likes of Liines, Lorna, Fightmilk, and more. Their second album ‘Shimmer and Spin’ was released Nov 16th to rave reviews (8/10 Loud and Quiet, 5/5 Narc Magazine, 7/10 Allmusic, more quotes below).