The success of CHVRCHES is proof that there is still an international market for synthpop. Successfully overcoming the second album syndrome, ‘Every Open Eye’ showcased a refined CHVRCHES and their knack for great songwriting.
Now elevated to arena status, the gigs at the SSE Hydro in their hometown of Glasgow and tonight at London’s Royal Albert Hall are evidence of how far CHVRCHES have come. Continue Reading ›
CHVRCHES have actually achieved what LITTLE BOOTS, LA ROUX, LADYHAWKE or HURTS never managed; a decent second album! And the best bit is, it’s a logical development of the first. None of this going house, disowning synths, rocking out or turning into SIMPLE MINDS nonsense!
Hallelujah! Here’s a synthpop band actually using synths and proud of it! The end result is more varied and possibly, even better than its predecessor. Continue Reading ›
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With their debut album ’The Bones Of What You Believe’ due out on 23rd September 2013, CHVRCHES will be re-issuing the gloriously sumptuous ‘The Mother We Share’ on 16th September to precede it.
Like TAYLOR SWIFT gone electro having uprooted to Berlin, ‘The Mother We Share’ is synthpop perfection and CHVRCHES immediacy can be explained within that song. It is not wholly bubblegum and futuristic sounds warble off and on! Continue Reading ›
They’ve become the most talked about electropop act since LITTLE BOOTS, LA ROUX, LADYHAWKE and LADY GAGA were highlighted in Caroline Sullivan’s Slaves To Synth article of Autumn 2008 in The Guardian.
They are CHVRCHES, a trio from Glasgow formed in 2011 who comprise of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. So are CHVRCHES worthy of the buzz that has centred around them? As far as The Electricity Club is concerned, the answer is yes. Continue Reading ›