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CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES (pronounced as "churches") are a Scottish electronic band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The group consists of LaurenMayberry(lead vocals, occasionally synths and samplers), Iain Cook (synths, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synths, samplers,vocals). Thegroup’s debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, was released on 20 September2013.

Previously, Mayberry was a member of the bands Boyfriend/Girlfriend and Blue Sky Archives. Mayberry is a trained drummer and also didafour-year law degree, followed by a Masters in journalism. Cook was a member of A ...read more

CHVRCHES (pronounced as "churches") are a Scottish electronic band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The group consists of LaurenMayberry(lead vocals, occasionally synths and samplers), Iain Cook (synths, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synths, samplers,vocals). Thegroup’s debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, was released on 20 September2013.

Previously, Mayberry was a member of the bands Boyfriend/Girlfriend and Blue Sky Archives. Mayberry is a trained drummer and also didafour-year law degree, followed by a Masters in journalism. Cook was a member of Aereogramme and The Unwinding Hours and alsowrotemusic for film and TV. Doherty was a live member of The Twilight Sad. According to Mayberry, "Iain and Martin went to universitytogetherso they've known each other for quite a long time".

The band started in October 2011 as a studio project between the long time friends Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Cook already knewLaurenMayberry from working with Blue Sky Archives and suggested her as a potential vocalist for the project.

CHVRCHES were influenced by acts such as Prince, Tubeway Army, Robyn, Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, MichaelJackson,Whitney Houston and Laurie Anderson. The band write, record, mix and master everything in a basement studio in Glasgow.

In May 2012, they released the song 'Lies'. In the same year, CHVRCHES toured with Passion Pit, as the opening band for their concertsandalso toured on their own. 'Lies' ranked at number 28 on NME’s Best Tracks of 2012. CHVRCHES also came fifth on the BBC’s Sound of2013list.

On 25 March 2013, they released the Recover EP. They performed at SXSW and won the Inaugural Grulke Prize (for Developing Non. USAct). The band also supported Depeche Mode on four shows in July during their The Delta Machine Tour2013.

On 20 September 2013, CHVRCHES released their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. The album is supported by thesingles'The Mother We Share', 'Recover' and 'Gun'. « hide

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LPs
Every Open Eye
2015

3.4
369 Votes
The Bones of What You Believe
09/23/2013

3.7
754 Votes
EPs
EP
07/10/2013

3.4
10 Votes
Recover
03/25/2013

3.6
97 Votes

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