Chvrches (pronounced as “churches” and stylised as CHVRCHΞS) are a Scottish electronic band, formed in 2011. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, additional synthesisers, samplers), Iain Cook (synthesisers, guitar, bass, vocals), and Martin Doherty (synthesisers, samplers, vocals).
Chvrches was ranked fifth on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent. In March 2013, they released Recover EP. Their debut studio album, The Bones of What You Believe, was released on 20 September 2013. Their second album, Every Open Eye, was released on 25 September 2015. Both albums received widespread critical acclaim.
Their song “The Mother We Share” was featured in the opening video for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland, on 23 July 2014.
On 3 December 2015, Chvrches performed their song, Leave a Trace, at The Game Awards 2015 in Los Angeles, California, where they also announced the nominees for and winner of best indie game.
The band is on the line-up to play the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, June 2016, in Tennessee and Flow Festival, mid-August 2016, in Helsinki, Finland.