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Chvrches ur a Scots synth-pop band fae Glesga. Twa years efter formin, the band released the EP Recover EP (2013).

Chvrches ur influenced by indietronica, indie pop, 'n' electronic dance music.

The name 'Chvrches' is nae related tae religion, the members chose it fur it sounded "cool".

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Beginnings (2011–12)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Afore Chvrches, Iain Cook wis a member of Aereogramme an The Unwinding Hours. He an aa wrote music fur film an TV.[1] Martin Doherty wis a member of The Twilight Sad.[2] Lauren Mayberry wis a member of twa baunds: Boyfriend/Girlfriend an Blue Sky Archives.[3]

In 2011, Cook an Doherty baith studied at the Varsiity o Strathclyde wrote some sangs an asked Mayberry tae sing fur twa demos.[1] Mayberry wis at the Varsity o Strathclyde an aw whaur she teuk a degree in law, maisters in journalism, winnin the Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland Journalism Award in 2010. [4]

In 2011, Cook, Doherty and Mayberry decidit tae form a baund.[1]

The first time thay played live, thay uised the fake name "Shark Week".

Thay released twa singles in 2012: "Lies" an "The Mother We Share".

Recover EP an The Bones of What You Believe (2013–14)[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Januar 2013, the baund signed wi the label Glassnote Records.[5] Thay released the Recover EP oan 25 Mairch 2013 in the UK.[6]

Oan 20 September 2013 thay released thair début album The Bones of What You Believe oan Virgin Records.

Every Open Eye (2015–2017)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The baund stairtit recording thair seicont album, Every Open Eye in Januar 2015. It wis released oan 25 September 2015.

Love is Dead (2017–present)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The baund stairtit work oan thair third album in Februar 2017 in Los Angeles, Californie.[7] It's name is Love is Dead an wis released oan 25 May 2018.

The baund hiv released fower albums, all wur in the UK tap 10 an makkit tae the tap 40 in the US Billboard 200. Chvrches hae forby performit at the warld's major weel kent muisic sangshaws, includin Glastonbury, Coachella, SXWS, Reading an Leeds, T in the Pairk and Lollapalooza.[4]

In 2024, Mayberry wis awardit an honorary degree fae the Varsity o Strathclyde, for music an forby her chairity wark, includin wi Rape Crisis Glasgow.[4]

Memmers[eedit | eedit soorce]


  • Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, drums, synthesizers, samplers)
  • Iain Cook (synthesizers, guitar, bass, vocals)
  • Martin Doherty (synthesizers, samplers, vocals)

Fremmit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c "BBC News – BBC Sound of 2013: Chvrches". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. Duncan, Bryan (1 Juin 2012). "On the Radar – No 207: CHURCHES". Radar. Archived frae the original on 19 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 18 Februar 2017. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help) "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 19 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Stern, Marlow (10 Julie 2013). "Chvrches Is the Most Addicting Band of the Summer". Newsweek. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  4. a b c Media, P. A. (26 Juin 2024). "Scots singer and World Cup-winning footballer awarded honorary degrees". STV News (in Inglis). Retrieved 28 Juin 2024.
  5. "CHVRCHES' Hype Dreams: Can Blog Buzz Produce A Hit Album?". Billboard blog. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  6. "Chvrches: Recover – Tracks – Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Archived frae the original on 8 Februar 2013. Retrieved 6 Februar 2013.
  7. "When you were trying to document the first day of writing for album three but your camera jammed and you only fixed it once you got home. #CHV3". Instagram.
  8. "BBC – Music – CHVRCHES".
  9. "Chvurches", interviewed by Shad Kabango on the radio/television program Q, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 17 January 2016.