Chvrches

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Chvrches
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Performing in 2016. From left to right: Iain Cook, Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty
Background information
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres
Years active 2011–present
Labels
Website chvrch.es
Members
  • Iain Cook
  • Martin Doherty
  • Lauren Mayberry

Chvrches (pronounced "churches") are a Scottish synthpop band that started in Glasgow in 2011.

They released their first album, The Bones of What You Believe on 20 September 2013. It got very good reviews. It was successful around the world. It reached No.9 in the UK Albums Chart[4] and 12 in the US Billboard 200. They also released three EPs in 2013, Recover, EP, and Gun. In December 2013 NME magazine put The Bones of What You Believe at number 23 on their list of Best Albums Of 2013.[5] In 2015 they released their second album Every Open Eye, In 2018 they released their album "Love Is Dead".

In 2014-present they do concerts in Europe.[6]

Band members[change | change source]

  • Lauren Mayberry - lead vocals, drums, percussion, additional synthesisers, sampler (2011-present)
  • Martin Doherty - synthesisers, samplers, lead and backing vocals (2011-present)
  • Iain Cook - synthesisers, guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals (2011-present)

Discography[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Organisation Award Result
2012 BBC Sound of 2013 Sound of 2013[7] Fifth
2013 South by Southwest Inaugural Grulke Prize (for Developing Non-US Act) at South by Southwest[8] Won
2013 Popjustice "Twenty Quid Music Prize" for best British pop single of the year: The Mother We Share[9] Won
2014 Scottish Album of the Year Award Scottish Album of the Year[10] Shortlisted
2014 NME Awards Best New Band[11] Nominated
2015 Brit Awards British Breakthrough Act[12] Nominated
2015 NME Awards Best British Band Nominated
2016 Scottish Album of the Year Award Scottish Album of the Year Shortlisted

References[change | change source]

  1. Phares, Heather. "Chvrches". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  2. "Get 'Lost in Music' with John Meagher". The Irish Independent. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. "CHVRCHES announce summer tour". Consequence of Sound. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  4. "Official Singles Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. 
  5. "International Velvet - NME". NME. 
  6. "CHVRCHES tours, tickets, shows - Last.fm". Last.fm. 
  7. "BBC News – BBC Sound of 2013: Chvrches". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  8. "Grulke Prize Winners". SXSW. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  9. "CHVRCHES' 'The Mother We Share' has won the 2013 Twenty Quid Music Prize". Popjustice. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  10. "The Albums". 19 June 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  11. "NME Awards 2014: All the nominees in full". 15 January 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  12. "Brit Awards 2015 nominees". 15 January 2015. Archived from the original on 28 November 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 

Other websites[change | change source]