CHVRCHES @ Ulster Hall, Belfast
February 19th , 2019 | By Chris McGuigan

CHVRCHES @ Ulster Hall , Belfast

CHVRCHES live at The Ulster Hall, Belfast on Tuesday 19th of February.

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Chvrches (pronounced “churches”, stylized “CHVRCHΞS”) is a band from GlasgowScotland, formed in September 2011. The band consists of Lauren MayberryIain Cook and Martin Doherty. Mostly deriving from the synth-pop genre, Chvrches also incorporate indietronicaindie pop, and electronic dance into their sound.

Two years after their formation, Chvrches in March 2013 released Recover EP, which included hits “The Mother We Share” and “Recover”. Their debut studio album, The Bones of What You Believe, was released on 20 September 2013, while the band was ranked fifth on the Sound of 2013 list by the BBC. Two years later, on 25 September 2015, the group released their second album, Every Open Eye. Their third album, Love Is Dead, was released on 25 May 2018.

Known for their clean sound, Chvrches’ music style is usually tagged as electronic or synthpop.[34] Neon Gold described their sound as “a godless hurricane of kinetic pop energy”. Kitty Empire of The Observer wrote they “make accessible electro-pop that’s only just short of truly brilliant”. Wired noted following Every Open Eye‘s release that the album “cements the group as today’s heir apparent to Depeche ModeNew Order, and other titans of British electronic music.”

The band stated that their heroes were David BowieDepeche ModeIggy PopSiouxsie and the BansheesTangerine Dream and Nick Cave. They are also were influenced by acts such as MadonnaEurythmicsThrobbing GristlePrince, Tubeway ArmyRobynLaurie AndersonKate BushCocteau TwinsDeath Cab for CutieOrchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkDeftonesCyndi LauperWhitney Houston and Elliott Smith.[63][64][65] The band writes, records, mixes, and masters its songs in a basement studio in Glasgow.

1. Get Out
2. Bury It
3. Gun
4. We Sink
5. Graffiti
6. Graves
7. God’s Plan
8. Under the Tide
9. Miracle
10. Science/Visions
11. Really Gone
12. Deliverance
13. Forever
14. Recover
15. Leave a Trace
16. Clearest Blue
Encore:
17. The Mother We Share
18. Never Say Die