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CHVRCHES' Love Is Dead is an album whose makers are screaming "we're ready for the spotlight", whether or not the sentiment is actually true.
25 May 2018
"Bury It" underscores everything about Chvrches' sound that sets the band apart from other synthpop revivalists
02 Aug 2016
There aren’t a whole lot of bands who can keep the crowd’s energy exploding out of the roof.
29 Sep 2015
Artists feed off their fans. Fans feed off the artists. A good live performance leaves the spirit relieved of its hunger. Hear that, Chvrches?
15 May 2014
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
26 Dec 2013
It's been a year packed with amazing debut albums and Chvrches are among the frontrunners. Last night the band played two songs on Jimmy Kimmel's show.
21 Nov 2013
We're eagerly awaiting the debut long-player from Chvrches, the Scottish electro-poppers headed for loads of Best New Artist nominations and awards this year.
24 Jun 2013
The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Jessie Ware and Django Django be the toasts of 2013? Will 2013 be yet another banner year for forward-looking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2013.
01 Jan 2013
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