While away doing rehearsals for the Love Is Dead album campaign Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and new touring drummer Jonny Scott of CHVRCHES stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today for a quick chat and performance.
First up was their very first live performance of “Get Out” which was also their first performance with Scott. Last year BBC Radio 1 reporter Steve Holden accidentally discovered that if you play “Somebody Else” by The 1975 at double speed it sounded very much like CHVRCHES. Known for their fantastic covers the band took note of this and what followed was a stunning interpretation of “Somebody Else” sounding almost like their very own original track.
Lauren Mayberry and Martin Doherty of CHVRCHES along with Matt Berninger of The National recently stopped by the ID10T podcast for an entertaining chat with Chris Hardwick. Listen to discussions about tour life, the evolution of bands, collaborating with Matt and what they have coming up next. Give it a listen below and let us know if you had a great laugh too!
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Lauren Mayberry revealed that CHVRCHES would be using a live drummer for their next album campaign. During a rehearsal session today, it was revealed the Jonny Scott of The Kills is their guy behind the drums. An exciting new evolution for the band and their live show for the upcoming tour of Love Is Dead. No word yet if Mayberry will continue to play a couple of songs live on the V-drums.
Pre-order Love Is Dead due out May 25, 2018.
Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty of the band CHVRCHES recently joined the Mike on Much podcast for episode #94 which was released on iTunes this past Friday, March 2, 2018 and now available on YouTube below. A great interview that covers topics including the family backgrounds of each member, how they got involved with music, inspiration for their third album Love Is Dead, working with Greg Kurstin and much more!
We learned yesterday that CHVRCHES will be visiting Belgium this summer for Rock Werchter! This annual music festival is held in the village of Werchter, Belgium with bands playing July 5-8, 2018 this year. CHVRCHES are scheduled to perform on Friday, July 6, 2018.
Tickets are on sale now from the festival’s website.
CHVRCHES have been added to the Ogden Twilight summer concert series this year. The band is scheduled to make their appearance at the Ogden Amphitheater in Ogden, Utah on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Tickets go on sale next Thursday, March 8th at 10 AM MST. More information available from Ogden Twilight.
The eagerly anticipated announcement for CHVRCHES’ third album arrived yesterday to the delight of fans worldwide. Originally dubbed CHV3 prior to recording, work on Love Is Dead began on February 7, 2017 and is now set for release on May 25, 2018! Listen to what Lauren Mayberry had to say about the album below.
Love Is Dead Tracklist:
02. Get Out
04. My Enemy (ft. Matt Berninger)
06. Never Say Die
10. God’s Plan
11. Really Gone
Pre-order Love Is Dead here: https://chvrches.lnk.to/LoveIsDead
Over the past few weeks CHVRCHES have been teasing some sort of collaboration with Matt Berninger of The National who was also spotted in the recent music video for “Get Out”, the lead single off their third album Love Is Dead. Minutes ago, “My Enemy” featuring Berninger was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Berninger and Lauren Mayberry combine for a great one-two punch trading verses and chorus on this ambient track. Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below or on our social pages.
Per Mayberry, this self-produced (CHVRCHES) track was initially set up for Martin Doherty to sing the verses. Upon his discomfort in singing a duet with Mayberry the band enlisted the help of friend Berninger. It remains to be seen if this song will be added to CHVRCHES’ setlist or exclusively played at festivals where both bands are scheduled to perform. It would seem to be a good fit for Doherty to cover Berninger’s vocals should they play this live at CHVRCHES shows but only time will tell.
Mayberry previously joined The National on stage at Latitude Festival in 2016 for their song “I Need My Girl”.