Emerging from Edinburgh’s underground, electronic duo Chuchoter blend gripping pop vocal melodies with precise, striking synthesis. Inspired by a mix of modern pop and disco, their deep-soul vocals, strong, self-assured lyrics and dirty production create a fresh sound with a club focus. Hailing from rural Aberdeenshire they grew up on James Taylor, The Smiths and Hall and Oates, but have strayed far from their original influences, now leaning towards artists such as Bossy Love, Shamir, Chvrches and Jamie xx.
The band is a qualified pop effort made up of vocalist Emily Smith and producer Owen McAllister. Having studied Music at the University of Edinburgh their goal is to create pop music that is both accessible and stimulating. Emily has just graduated and Owen is now a freelance audio engineer in Edinburgh. Following an impressive 2018 performing at Electric Fields, headlining the 9 th annual Cover-up hosted by Vic Galloway, supporting Walt Disco at King Tut’s, featuring in the List’s Top 100 list, and the success of their EP Pieces they are excited to be releasing their next EP Crush.
In Crush Chuchoter hits harder with more fat bass drops and more cutting feminist lyrics than before. Featuring songs themed on manipulation and deceit this EP acts as a rebellion against the idea of the domicile and ever-obedient woman. McAllister’s driving rhythms and unique harmonies mix with Smith’s raw and exposing lyrics to create a musical experience of resistance and dissent.