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Chvrches is a Scots synth-pop baund frae Glesca. It wis formit in September 2011. Twa years efter formin, the baund released the EP Recover EP (2013).

Chvrches ar influenced bi indietronica, indie pop, an electronic dance music.

The name 'Chvrches' is nae relatit tae religion. The members chose it acause 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 for 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 wrote some sangs an asked Mayberry tae sing for a couple of demos.[1] Thay later 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.[4] Thay released the Recover EP on 25 Mairch 2013 in the UK.[5]

On 20 September 2013 thay released thair début album The Bones of What You Believe on 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 on 25 September 2015.

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

The baund stairtit work on thair third album in Februar 2017 in Los Angeles, Californie.[6] It's name is Love is Dead an was released on 25 May 2018.

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "BBC News – BBC Sound of 2013: Chvrches". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. Duncan, Bryan (June 1, 2012). "On the Radar – No 207: CHURCHES". Radar. Archived frae the oreeginal on April 19, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2017. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
  3. Stern, Marlow (10 July 2013). "Chvrches Is the Most Addicting Band of the Summer". Newsweek.
  4. "CHVRCHES' Hype Dreams: Can Blog Buzz Produce A Hit Album?". Billboard blog. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  5. "Chvrches: Recover – Tracks – Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  6. "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.
  7. "BBC – Music – CHVRCHES".
  8. "Chvurches", interviewed by Shad Kabango on the radio/television program Q, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 17 January 2016.