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Chvrches (pronounced as “churches”, sometimes stylized as CHVRCHES or CHVRCHΞS) are a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, additional synthesizers and samplers),Iain Cook (synthesizers, guitarbass, vocals), and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, samplers, vocals).

Chvrches came fifth on the BBC‘s Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent. In March 2013 they releasedRecover EP. Their debut studio album The Bones of What You Believe was released on 20 September 2013.

Musical style

Chvrches’ music style is usually tagged as electronic or synthpopNeon Gold described their sound as “a godless hurricane of kinetic pop energy”.[7] Kitty Empire of the Observer wrote they “make accessible electro-pop that’s only just short of truly brilliant”.

Chvrches are influenced by acts such as PrinceTubeway ArmyRobynLaurie AndersonDepeche ModeKate BushCocteau TwinsCyndi LauperWhitney Houston and Elliott Smith and compose their music in Propellerhead Reason.[2][3][22] The band writes, records, mixes, and masters their songs in a basement studio in Glasgow.

 

Discography

 

Studio albums
The Bones of What You Believe
Released: 20 September 2013

 

Extended plays
Recover EP
Released: 25 March 2013
EP
Released: 10 July 2013
Gun (Remixes)
Released: 11 July 2013