Spelling their name with a “v” instead of a “u” to differentiate themselves in Internet searches, Glasgow’s frosty electro-pop trio Chvrches feature singer Lauren Mayberry and keyboardists/vocalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Mayberry, who previously played with the band Blue Sky Archives and holds a law degree as well as a master’s degree in journalism, began working with Cook, a former member of Aerogramme and a film and television music composer, and Doherty, a touring member of the Twilight Sad, when they asked her to sing on some demos they were recording. The sessions went so well that the trio christened itself Chvrches and began writing songs inspired by Prince, Depeche Mode, and Kate Bush. Two of these songs, “The Mother We Share” and “Lies,” earned online buzz and led to the band scoring the opening slot on Passion Pit’s 2012 U.K. tour. Late that year, Chvrches were among the acts selected for the BBC’s Sound of 2013, ultimately finishing fifth. The trio began 2013 by playing a few North American dates and recording its debut album in Cook’s basement studio.

CHVRCHES share their new single "Leave A Trace," from their just announced Full Length 'Every Open Eye'

Chvrches stream new track

CHVRCHES have announced details of second album, Every Open Eye, due September 25th on Glassnote Records. The album, features lead track “Leave A Trace,”…

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SOAK signs to Rough Trade, shares song, shares her single "B A nobody" SOAK

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Interpol And Washed out To Play Field Trip 2014. Other artists include Broken Social Scene, The Kills, The Constantines. Takes place June 7-8 in Toronto.

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FIELD TRIP returns for 2014 – expanding from its organic beginnings as a celebration of Arts & Crafts’ 10th anniversary two-day boutique music and arts festival situated in the heart of downtown Toronto at Historic Fort York & Garrison Common. The 2014 edition will unfold across two days,

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