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CHVRCHES perform live in The Current's studios
Chvrches - Recover
Chvrches - Gun
Chvrches - The Mother We Share
Chvrches Interview - September 9, 2013
Anyone who follows The Current's Chart Show knows that CHVRCHES have done exceedingly well, earning a spot in The Chart Show Hall of Fame on Aug. 29 of this year after their single "Recover" enjoyed more than 12 weeks in the chart. When the Glasgow-based trio visited The Current's studio today, they expressed delight and gratitude when DJ Mark Wheat informed them of their induction into the hall of fame.
CHVRCHES' brand of synth pop has found favor with Twin Cities' audiences, as the band are making their second visit to Minneapolis in three months. The last time they were in town, they played at the Fine Line; tonight, they're performing in the First Avenue Mainroom.
In talking to Mark Wheat, CHVRCHES revealed that they had been planning to retire their cover of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U", and the band's Martin Doherty thought doing so at First Avenue seemed a fitting place to do that.
Doherty, along with Lauren Mayberry and Iain Cook, also described the year they've had playing at European festivals, touring in Australia and Japan, and opening for the legendary Depeche Mode in Nimes, France.
Mayberry, who also works as a journalist, discussed the finer points of interviewing with Wheat, and expressed her befuddlement at those journos who employ an aggressive interviewing style.
And although the band members are excited that their music is included in the new FIFA 2014 video game, they diplomatically kept shtum about which Glasgow side they support in real life, out of respect for their fans who may not share the same soccer sympathies. But they did openly admit their passion for ping pong even going so far as to challenge Prince to a match, should he have the time.
CHVRCHES' forthcoming album, The Bones of What You Believe, will be released on Sept. 24.
"The Mother We Share"
All songs off The Bones of What You Believe, out Sept. 24 on Virgin Records.
- Rising Scottish trio CHVRCHES performs in The Current studios Glasgow group CHVRCHES is making well-deserved waves amongst electro-pop music buffs. Last March they crossed the Atlantic for their first US performance at the massive South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. They've been compared to Purity Ring, which isn't a surprise considering their synth-heavy sound and leading lady Lauren Mayberry's melodious, ethereal vocals.
- New Music: Scottish trio CHVRCHES' soaring electro-pop single Glasgow's CHVRCHES (which, yes, is pronounced "churches") are one of the acts that emerged from this year's South by Southwest with an aura of buzz, and it's not hard to see why: their yearning, epic electro-pop anthems pack an awesome emotional and melodic wallop, thanks in no small part to singer Lauren Mayberry's captivating voice.
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