HOT GIG ALERT: CHVRCHES hit New England for two shows (12/01-02)
CHVRCHES are a Scottish indie-pop trio made up of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Since emerging in 2013 with their US and UK top 10 breakthrough album The Bones of What You Believe, the band have always projected an insularity and a left-of-the-middle approach, historically focusing on self-producing their work to find their unique balance between the dark and the light; between alternative and pop.
After self-writing-and-producing their first two albums, The Bones of What You Believe and its 2015 follow-up, Every Open Eye, the band opened up the process on their 2018 offering, Love Is Dead, welcoming outside influence in the form of GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin. The band toured extensively until the end of 2019, returning home with the intent of going back to their insular beginnings to make new music.
A few months later, with the world in the grips of the pandemic, their plans changed – CHVRCHES ended up separated by the Atlantic Ocean, Mayberry and Doherty self-isolating in Los Angeles, Cook in Glasgow. They had to find a way to create almost entirely separately from one another. Through video calls and audio sharing programmes, the band began crafting something unique and special, but inherently CHVRCHES. What it lead to was their fourth studio album, Screen Violence, a 10 track, 43 minute LP that features a collaboration with The Cure’s Robert Smith.
The supporting tour for Screen Violence brings CHVRCHES to New England where they play Boston’s House of Blues and New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall.
CHVRCHES play at House of Blues in Boston, MA on Wednesday, December 1st at 8pm, doors open at 6:30 and select tickets are available starting at $46. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
CHVRCHES also play at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT on December 2nd at 8pm, doors open at 7 and select tickets are available starting at $20. Tickets for that show can be purchased HERE.