On the basis of their Candy Bar Creep Show EP, and more recent single ‘Fantasy’ (complete with its endearing video accompaniment featuring glitter-spurting cheerleaders), MS MR were already fast becoming two of our future-pop favourites.
Now, with the release of their debut LP ‘Second Hand Rapture’ just over the horizon, they’ve compounded our infatuation by entrusting ‘Hurricane’ to Scottish synth-pop three piece Chvrches for quite the dance mix makeover. Taking the slow build, ambling beat and gloomy sighs of the original and turning them on their heads, Chvrches speed everything up double time with a purity ring-esque drip feed opening, disco pulse and lazer driven beat.
Having already had their tracks remixed by the likes of Kele Okereke, Twin Shadow and Chet Faker, who all created lethargic, other-worldly sounds, this seems like quite a change for the New Yorkers. However there can be no doubt that this version of ‘Hurricane’ will whip up quite a storm on the dancefloor.