Oh, To Be A Defector


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.

Naked men wrestling while covered in balloons, a man eating eggs until he’s sick, and a chili-eating contest to make anyone weep…

In other words, the video for Chorusgirl’s Oh, To Be A Defector is a delight, if you only happen to be watching. After divining that the band’s lead singer Silvi was a big fan of science instruction films, and drawing inspiration from the British comedy series Look Around You, director Jon Cheung cast the band as a white-coated scientists conducting decidedly sadistic experiments.

Not only is it very good, its essential viewing for anyone thinking about eating a Scotch Bonnet Chilli…

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