Chvrches

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'I wrote down what I was most terrified of': Lauren Mayberry on Chvrches' return
Musician spent the year sitting alone with her thoughts, hopes, dreams and self-loathing – and poured it all into song

Alim Kheraj

28, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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New rules: the destruction of the female pop role model
Somewhere between Britney and Billie Eilish, liberated by social media and their direct relationship with fans, millennial and Gen Z women claimed the right to be complicated pop auteurs

Laura Snapes

25, Nov, 2019 @1:12 PM

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Latitude festival review – stylish, dramatic and surprisingly edgy
It may be the most middle-class of events, but pink sheep, Scottish sarcasm and Stereophonics singalongs notwithstanding, it was still classy

Dave Simpson

22, Jul, 2019 @10:33 AM

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Coachella day three review: Ariana Grande on fire and Pusha T on an iceberg
Grande closed the weekend with a Bang Bang, Pusha T brought dancing abominable snowmen, and Lizzo was a plus-size tonic

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Apr, 2019 @11:14 AM

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Chvrches review – sparkling synth-poppers on the brink of the big time
They may only have one top 40 single to their name, but Chvrches’ muscular sound makes them as big as their ambition

Caroline Sullivan

08, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Chvrches: Love Is Dead review – their most seductive package yet
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Emily Mackay

27, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Chvrches: Love Is Dead review – pop rabble-rousers pull their political punches
Lauren Mayberry’s vocals are strident and there are some brilliantly desolate ballads on the synthpop band’s third album – but a big single still eludes them

Alexis Petridis

24, May, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Chvrches: ‘It only takes two seconds to say: I don’t agree with white supremacy’
The Glaswegian synth-pop trio have risen to fame on the back of two lauded LPs and relentless touring, even as frontwoman Lauren Mayberry has fended off online abuse. Their new record finds them aiming for the top

Kate Mossman

20, May, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Tove Styrke, Pink and Chvrches
Tove Styrke’s latest is as sweet and shiny as a freshly licked Jolly Rancher, Pink’s bandwagon-jumping and Django Django bristle with nervy energy

Graeme Virtue

09, Feb, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Liam Gallagher, Skepta and the xx to headline Manchester's Parklife festival
Big-name pop, rap and R&B stars flock to Heaton Park weekender, with Lorde, NERD and J Hus also joining the bill

Laura Snapes

31, Jan, 2018 @9:18 AM

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Latitude festival review – anthems for these paranoid times
Perfume Genius and Chvrches triumph at event that offers lakeside yoga and invigorating talks from Louis Theroux

Laura Snapes

17, Jul, 2016 @3:12 PM

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The National meet Chvrches: 'I could come and be your Bez'
Chrvches’ Lauren Mayberry used to listen to the music of Matt Berninger’s band while mopping cafe floors. Now they’re pals, and sharing a bill at Latitude this weekend

Laura Snapes

14, Jul, 2016 @2:57 PM

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