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Chores - EP Review: Working From Home

10 Mar 2021 // A review by Harry Platt
Fresh off the back of a string of Summer festival shows and several years of stand-alone singles, Electronic Pop duo Chores have landed their debut EP, the aptly named, Working From Home. Recorded in the Melbourne lockdown of 2020, WFH features 6 exquisitely put together dancefloor epics and showcases why Chores are en-route to becoming certified royalty in the Australasian electronic scene.

The EP kicks off with 3 previously released singles, Tremble, Girls, and Forever, which are followed by Twenty-ThreeMind Rewind and Too Late. While all these tracks may be born for nights on the dancefloor, Chores knack for sound design proves them to be captivating detailed listens too. Each song has its own unique voice and timbre, from the brooding bass of Tremble to the restrained pop-ness of Twenty-Three, the EP’s definite highlight. Featuring Melbourne singer-songwriter Ariela Jacobs, the track’s delicate but catchy vocals provide plenty of pop sensibilities to the finely crafted soundscapes that Chores continually conjure up.

Look, I’m not going to beat around the DJ decks here, my knowledge of electronic music is thinner than a poorly mixed bass line. That said however, what I know for sure is that it is doing it injustice sitting on the couch writing this. These 6 tracks are irresistibly danceable and would go down a treat at a house party, a club or a whacking great festival. Chores may be award winning, but most importantly their tracks win your desire to move.

Standout tracks: Twenty-Three and Mind Rewind.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Chores

Chores are a multi-talented duo specialising in electronic music production, songwriting and DJing. They’re well known for their trademark soulful vocals placed with deep house and pop melodies.

Chores’ tracks have accumulated over a one million streams across Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube. This includes their Owl Eyes edit which reached #5 on Hype Machine’s overall chart and their Flight Facilities edit which entered the top 50.

Their latest singles, Telling Lies and Gravitate, were released via Sony Music NZ and have been on heavy rotation on George FM. Telling Lies was created by teaming up with Grammy nominated vocal engineer Simon Cohen (Justin Bieber, will.i.am) and was included in George FM’s annual yearbook and reached #4 in the overall charts in July 2016.

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