Silvi Wersing spent her formative years as a musician playing bass and guitar in a string of bands, first in Germany, then in England, before striking out on her own under the name Chorusgirl in 2012.
Mixing the noisy, poppy sounds of the past (the Cure
) with those of a more recent vintage (Vivian Girls
, Dum Dum Girls
), Wersing began recording demos on her own, and with producer Jan-Niklas Jansen, at Bear Cave Studio in Cologne. When enough songs were ready to be aired live, she formed a group. Bassist Udo Westhoff, drummer Michael Boyle, and guitarist Caroline Arvensis joined in early 2014, though Arvensis was soon replaced by Diogo Oliveira. The group released a single ("No Moon"/"Dream on, Baby Blue" for the Odd Box
label's 100 Club series in early 2015, then later that year released their self-titled debut album on Fortuna Pop!
~ Tim Sendra