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Chvrches performing in Los Angeles in October 2016
Background information
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Years active 2011–present
  • Virgin
  • Goodbye
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  • Virgin EMI

Chvrches (pronounced "churches") are a Scottish synthpop band that started in Glasgow in 2011.

They released their first album, The Bones of What You Believe on 20 September 2013. It got very good reviews. It was successful around the world. It reached No.9 in the UK Albums Chart and 12 in the US Billboard 200. They also released three EPs in 2013, Recover, EP, and Gun. In December 2013 NME magazine put The Bones of What You Believe at number 23 on their list of Best Albums Of 2013. In 2015 they released their second album Every Open Eye, In 2018 they released their third album "Love Is Dead".

In 2014-present they do concerts in Europe.

Band members

  • Lauren Mayberry - lead vocals, drums, percussion, additional synthesisers, sampler (2011-present)
  • Martin Doherty - synthesisers, samplers, lead and backing vocals (2011-present)
  • Iain Cook - synthesisers, guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals (2011-present)


Awards and nominations

Year Organisation Award Result
2012 BBC Sound of 2013 Sound of 2013 Fifth
Rober Awards Music Poll Most Promising New Artist Nominated
2013 Best Pop Artist Nominated
Breakthrough Artist Won
South by Southwest Inaugural Grulke Prize (for Developing Non-US Act) Won
Popjustice £20 Music Prize Best British Pop Single for "The Mother We Share" Won
2014 A2IM Libera Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won
The SAY Awards Scottish Album of the Year Nominated
NME Awards Best New Band Nominated
2015 Best British Band Nominated
Brit Awards British Breakthrough Act Nominated
2016 The SAY Awards Scottish Album of the Year Nominated
2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group Nominated
Best Art Vinyl Best Art Vinyl for Love is Dead Nominated
2019 Sweden GAFFA Awards Best Foreign Band Nominated
The SAY Awards Scottish Album of the Year (Longlisted) Nominated

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See also

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