CHVRCHES "And the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling"
Take me to CHVRCHES
Lauren Mayberry- lead vocals, but also helps out on the keys and drum machines when needed Martin Doherty- keyboards, sampler, vocals (he does lead for a couple songs), and amazing dancer Iain Cook- guitar, bass, keyboards, sampler
So CHVRCHES formed in 2011 with Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty, and Iain Cook. All of them had been in different bands for a while before coming together as CHVRCHES. Iain played guitar in the alternative rock bands Aereogramme and The Unwinding Hours (a duo with another member from Aereogramme). Martin was the live keyboard player for the post-punk, shoegazing band The Twilight Sad. Lauren Mayberry was the lead vocalist for two local bands, Boyfriend/Girlfriend and Blue Sky Archives (she also did drums and keyboard for this band). They released their first project Recover EP in 2013. It featured their first single "Recover" with two other remixes, and two other songs. Their popularity blew up pretty quickly. Soon enough they were performing on late night television and opening up for bands like Passion Pit and Depeche Mode. They released their debut album The Bones of What You Believe later that year. They toured pretty heavily in support of that album doing their own headlining shows, and hitting up most of the North American and European music festival circuit. At the beginning of 2015 they took a break from touring to record their second album. Their second album Every Open Eye was released September 25th 2015. Now they're back on the road hitting up a festival or a city near you!
Two albums, they're both amazing, go check em out!
Genre: Synthpop, indietronica Sounds Like: The best freakin synth pop you'll ever hear in your entire life
First start with this song. This is the song that really made them super popular, and is also the song that made me fall in love with them.
and here's two remixes I really enjoy
Live Show: I've never been to one of their shows (but I'll be seeing them at three different festivals this year) but I've watched a few of their live streams and pretty much all of their professionally recorded videos on Youtube. I can say through watching all of them, that they have definitly improved overtime. Especially Lauren, who used to stand still and sing behind the mic stand (which was always okay with me) is starting to get out of her comfort zone, showing more stage presents and dancing around a lot more.
Other Cool Stuff: Okay so Lauren was in this other band right, well this is Lauren singing "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine in that band! It's amazing