Chuchoter – Crush (EP Premiere)

Listen to Crush, the brand new EP from Edinburgh electro-pop duo Chuchoter

Article by Music Team | 06 Jun 2019
  • Chuchoter credit Jannica Honey

Following on from the release of their Pieces EP last summer, Edinburgh feminist electro-pop duo Chuchoter – comprised of producer Owen McAllister and singer/lyricist Emily Smith – have been keeping themselves busy. With appearances at the likes of Wide Days and most recently the Hidden Door Weekender, the pair show no signs of slowing down any time soon; their brand new Crush EP is set for release on 7 June, and they've live dates in Edinburgh and Glasgow so close you can practically smell them. They’re also playing an evening slot on our Pyramid Stage takeover at Kelburn Garden Party on Saturday 6 July.

The Skinny are delighted to be premiering Chuchoter's brand new EP a day ahead of its release – listen to Crush in its entirety in the below SoundCloud player (click here if it's not displaying correctly). "Writing Crush has been really fun for me and almost therapeutic at times," Smith tells us. "The lyrics are largely a reflection of what I’ve been processing and dealing with for the last 18 months, so it’s been like an airing out of everything that’s been happening in my life. In some ways it’s much more brutal than our last EP Pieces and at other times it’s more celebratory and less interested in unpleasantness.

"There’s still our signature lack of sympathy for fuckboys and I’ve used two of the tracks to call out some specific behaviour that I’ve borne witness to. But then on My Vibe, that’s just a celebration of me really, and celebrating being in a place where I want to celebrate me. And I think that’s what I love so much about this EP – that, yeah it’s got grit and anger and honesty and brutality, but it’s also got self-ease, and self-love, and self-assurance to a higher degree than I think Pieces has, and I think that’s such an important thing to share and to hopefully encourage other people to feel. Also, it bangs."

Crush is self-released on 7 Jun; Chuchoter play Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, 6 Jun; The Loft, Glasgow, 7 Jun; Kelburn Garden Party, Kelburn Castle, nr. Largs, 6 Jul