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Chvrches performing in Los Angeles in October 2016
Background information
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
Years active2011–present

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. 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 third album Love Is Dead.

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

Band members[change | change source]

Touring musicians

  • Jonny Scott[7] – drums, percussion (2018–present)

Discography[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Organisation Award Result
2012 BBC Sound of 2013 Sound of 2013[8] Fifth
Rober Awards Music Poll Most Promising New Artist[9] Nominated
2013 Best Pop Artist[10] Nominated
Breakthrough Artist Won
South by Southwest Inaugural Grulke Prize (for Developing Non-US Act)[11] Won
Popjustice £20 Music Prize Best British Pop Single for "The Mother We Share"[12] Won
2014 A2IM Libera Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won
The SAY Awards Scottish Album of the Year[13] Nominated
NME Awards Best New Band[14] Nominated
2015 Best British Band Nominated
Brit Awards British Breakthrough Act[15] Nominated
2016 The SAY Awards Scottish Album of the Year Nominated
2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group Nominated
Best Art Vinyl Best Art Vinyl for Love is Dead[16] Nominated
2019 Sweden GAFFA Awards Best Foreign Band[17] Nominated
The SAY Awards Scottish Album of the Year (Longlisted) Nominated

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".
  5. "International Velvet - NME". NME.
  6. "CHVRCHES tours, tickets, shows -".
  7. "CHVRCHES have a drummer now". NME. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  8. "BBC News – BBC Sound of 2013: Chvrches". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  9. "The Rober Awards 2012 Music Poll - Rober Awards". Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  10. "The Rober Awards 2013 Music Poll - Rober Awards". Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  11. "Grulke Prize Winners". SXSW. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  12. "CHVRCHES' 'The Mother We Share' has won the 2013 Twenty Quid Music Prize". 30 October 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  13. "The Albums". 19 June 2014. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  14. "NME Awards 2014: All the nominees in full". 15 January 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  15. "Brit Awards 2015 nominees". 15 January 2015. Archived from the original on 28 November 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  17. "GAFFA-priset 2019 – här är artisterna som ligger bäst till". GAFFA (in Swedish). Sweden. Retrieved 3 September 2019.

Other websites[change | change source]