CHVRCHES is an indie pop and synth-pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band cites Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Depeche Mode as influences on its own unique sound, which blends together electronic music and traditional pop. The unique spelling of the name was done to differentiate itself from the common use of the term churches and does not necessarily have any religious associations. You can catch CHVRCHES performing live while on tour to support its recent releases.
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CHVRCHES came together around 2011. Tired of producing the same old sound, the band members bonded around a shared desire to experiment with something new and distinct. CHVRCHES released a highly successful single, "The Mother We Share," in 2012. This early buzz helped propel the band's first full-length album, The Bones of What You Believe, to a peak position of No. 9 in the UK and No. 12 in the US. Basking in its newfound success, CHVRCHES finished fifth in the annual BBC Sound of 2013 poll, which ranks up-and-coming musical talent. The band was also nominated by the SAY Awards for Scottish Album of the Year. In 2015, CHVRCHES received nominations from the NME Awards for Best New Band and Best British Band as well as the BRIT Awards for British Breakthrough Act. Building on this initial success, CHVRCHES released its 2015 follow-up album, Every Open Eye, which peaked at No. 4 in the UK and No. 8 in the US. The album's hit single, "Leave a Trace," reached No. 17 on the US rock chart. Three years later, CHVRCHES released the album Love Is Dead, which reached No. 7 on the UK chart and No. 11 in the US thanks to the strength of the singles "Get Out" and "My Enemy." CHVRCHES also contributed the song "Dead Air" to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.
Where can I purchase CHVRCHES tickets?
Tickets are available for purchase at StubHub, which offers a wide selection of tickets to different events, including music, sports and theater.
Who are the members of CHVRCHES?
CHVRCHES consists of Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry. Cook and Doherty met in college while Mayberry auditioned for the project slightly later. Though Mayberry is the lead singer, all band members provide vocals and play multiple instruments. Drummer and percussionist Jonny Scott joined the band in 2018 for tours.
Will CHVRCHES tour in 2019?
CHVRCHES is touring all over the world in 2019 to promote its new album, Love is Dead. CHVRCHES is making stops all over North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.
CHVRCHES plays a selection of its favorite songs, including "Get Out," "Bury It," "Graves," "Graffiti," "We Sink," "Miracle," "My Enemy," "Science/Visions," "Tether," "Under the Tide," "Deliverance," "Forever," "Recover," "Leave a Trace," "Clearest Blue," "The Mother We Share" and "Never Say Die." The exact set of songs may change at any time.
Which artists are similar to CHVRCHES?
If you enjoy the experimental pop music of CHVRCHES, then you might want to check out the Grammy-winning synth-pop band La Roux or the indie singer-songwriter Ladyhawke.Back to Top
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