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[new]: CHVRCHES – “Leave A Trace”

By Will Oliver, July 16th 2015 — with 1 comment


Today Glasgow electro-pop trio CHVRCHES announced that their new album is titled Every Open Eye, and will be released on September 25 via Glassnote Records. The group recorded the album last year at their own Alucard Studios in Glasgow, the same place where they made their debut.

They followed that announcement with the release of their brand new single “Leave A Trace.” The group don’t seem to miss a beat from their 2013 breakthrough debut The Bones of What You Believe. It’s a song that sounds triumphant as all hell, with the vocals of frontwoman Lauren Mayberry push to the forefront, ready and able to deliver the punchful choruses that will soon be lodged into your brains. I can already see its placement in crucial movie scenes in the immediate future.

Stream “Leave A Trace” below, and check out some tour dates below. The band also announced they will play a special intimate show at Music Hall of Williamsburg next Thursday, with tickets going on sale tomorrow at noon.
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Photos: Chvrches, Hunters and The Range at McCarren Park (June 15, 2014)

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2014 — with 1 comment


Photos by Andrew St. Clair

On June 15 the still red hot Chvrches played a free daytime show at McCarren Park as a side of Northside Fest. It featured opening sets from Brooklyn’s Hunters as well as Providence-based producer The Range.

I was there and will share a recap/my own photos, but Andrew St. Clair was also there and shared with us his photos of all three acts. Find all of them posted below.
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It seems like everyone is covering Arctic Monkeys these days. Which says a lot about the power of AM and how its elevated the band a few steps further across the globe.

We just recently saw Miley Cyrus cover the band, and now CHVRCHES add their own Arctic Monkeys cover. They tackled “Do I Wanna Know?” (which the band performed acoustic at Avatar Studios last week). CHVRCHES covered the song for Australian radio station Triple J, for their Like A Version segment.

CHVRCHES take “Do I Wanna Know?” and add their coldy synthy touch, keeping the vocal intesnity but adding different layers on the way.

Watch their performance below.
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CHVRCHES @ Terminal 5 (9.22.2013)

By Will Oliver, September 24th 2013


Photo by Andrew St. Clair

It was just a few months ago in March that I caught CHVRCHES at the tiny 285 Kent. In that span the Glasgow elctro-pop trio have continued to crawl up the popularity ladder, already selling out Terminal 5. An impressive feat considering they just released their debut album The Bones of What You Believe last week.

Andrew St. Clair was at Terminal 5 Sunday night, taking in the band’s performance with some great photos of their live set. Check out his collection of shots below which includes one of their setlist. Read the rest of this entry »

CHVRCHES – Falling (Haim Cover)

By Will Oliver, July 9th 2013


In what is practically a match made in heaven, CHVRCHES have covered Haim’s “Falling.” The Glasgow band did it when they s stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. They give in a electronic spin that gives in a new feel but doesn’t change it’s identity. It’s a fun cover.



By Will Oliver, June 14th 2013


Over the past few weeks I have been busy either traveling or away all day at Governors Ball. When you’re away for a minute, the law of nature basically says that everything new and interesting will come out while your away. I do try and catch up and make sure I share all of the goodness with you guys, but I’m sort of human, and often miss stuff.

Somehow I missed a new song from CHVRCHES, a band whose every release I have been following like bread crumbs since last year. It’s called “Gun” and it is a sugar coated electro-pop offering in the same vein as their previous releases. There’s just something that’s simple and addictive about them, it’s hard to imagine how they aren’t being played on the radio.

It’s off their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe which comes out September 23 via Virgin Records. Stream it below and hit the jump for it’s newly released music video.

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