back to top

26 Things You Should Know About Chvrches, Your New Favorite Electro-Pop Band

Once "The Mother We Share" gets stuck in your head, you're going to be obsessed forever. Just a warning.

Posted on

4. Before Chvrches took off, Lauren was pursuing a career in writing. She has a master's degree in journalism, and won a prestigious journalism award back in 2010 for an article she wrote about the hygiene of body piercing.

6. And, uh, she can do a pretty good impression of Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

View this video on YouTube

11. Lauren was in two bands before Chvrches — a group called Boyfriend/Girlfriend, and more recently, Blue Sky Archives. Here's a couple of their songs:

View this video on YouTube

12. Iain recorded Blue Sky Archives' EP, and started Chvrches after inviting Lauren to sing on some demos he had recorded with Martin, who he knew from back when they went to school together.

13. Chvrches debuted their first demo, "Lies," on the Neon Gold blog in May 2012, and they were pretty much immediately popular in the music blog scene.

14. A few months later, the band released another amazing song called "The Mother We Share."

View this video on YouTube

15. The trio built on their hype by touring relentlessly through 2012, with headlining and festival gigs mixed in with high-profile support slots with like-minded bands like Passion Pit, Depeche Mode, and School of Seven Bells.

16. Chvrches started off 2013 by putting out yet another ridiculously catchy song called "Recover."

View this video on YouTube

18. It includes all of those songs, plus "Gun." They made a pretty trippy video for that one.

View this video on YouTube

19. Part of the reason it took a while for their album to come out is because they are fiercely independent, and made sure their record contract gave them a huge amount of creative freedom. Here's a quote from Lauren in an interview with The Guardian.

21. They also love Whitney Houston, and have been talking about covering "It's Not Right, But It's Okay" at upcoming shows.

View this video on YouTube

22. That hasn't happened yet, but they do an excellent version of Prince's classic "I Would Die 4 U" in concert.

View this video on YouTube

24. Chvrches also make a lot of remixes, like this fun, bouncy version of MS MR's song "Hurricane."

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!