This past Friday at Reading Festival CHVRCHES dedicated a song to fallen Cincinnati Zoo gorilla Harambe whose recent shooting death sparked an outcry of controversy online. Before Martin Doherty sang “Under the Tide” he spoke the words, “R.I.P. Harambe”. Watch a video of this performance below.
CHVRCHES returned to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge yesterday with a tremendous performance of their hit single “Bury It” followed by an emotional cover of “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris and Rihanna with some help from the lovely Clara Amfo on keyboards. CHVRCHES don’t just cover songs, they CHVRCHIFY it with blissful synths and beautiful vocals. Watch a video of this cover below.
The 7th episode of the TYCI Podcast titled, “Free Pride, Stranger Things, and the Suffragettes” is out now! Kate Bailey kicks off the episode with a piece about the Suffragettes, this month’s Trailblazers. Kate and Amanda Stanley announce a new feature on the podcast called, “This Bitch Bites” and also discuss celebrity culture for a new Bitch Better Have My Banter (BBHMB). Out on the road in Gothenburg, Sweden at Way Out West Festival, Lauren Mayberry brings us the latest Tales from Tour. Closing out the podcast Amanda has a wee chat with the organizers of Free Pride in Glasgow and the latest TYCI news. This episode also features eight great new music tracks to check out. Click here to listen to this episode of the TYCI Podcast.
As always some great discussions and new music recommendations for listeners. For those unfamiliar with TYCI click here to learn more about this collective run by women.
We Got Tickets announced their inaugural INDIE50 earlier this week recognizing the best in the UK’s independent and local music scenes. Among this amazing list of 50 winners is TYCI, a collective run by women co-founded by Lauren Mayberry, Amanda Stanley and Stacey Walton. Some of their contributions to the UK music scene include a blog, live events, podcasts and zines all done by a great group of volunteers.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the We Got Tickets inaugural INDIE50. The 50 winners were chosen by a group of judges from a longlist of public nominations. To celebrate these wonderful people an exhibition at 71a Gallery in Shoreditch is scheduled from September 1-8, 2016 featuring images of each winner along with an accompanying zine.
Click here for more information about the We Got Tickets INDIE50 and a list of all 50 winners.
Newbury Comics will reissue exclusive newly colored vinyl for both CHVRCHES albums. The Bones Of What You Believe will be pressed on blue vinyl while Every Open Eye by will be pressed on 180-gram pink vinyl. Both reissues due out August 26, 2016 are limited to 750 pieces and will include a digital download.
Pre-order The Bones Of What You Believe Exclusive LP.
Pre-order Every Open Eye Exclusive LP.
Yesterday CHVRCHES shared a very interesting interactive 360° tour of their studio. Click here to go behind the scenes of Every Open Eye and explore room by room of their studio to see where all the magic happens. Learn about the gear they use, watch video clips of recording sessions and more! Look closely for each button to discover one treat after another including the heartwarming video below of Lauren sharing the bands appreciation for their fans.
Next month CHVRCHES will make their long awaited return to Southeast Asia for two shows. First up the band will play Rhapsody Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, September 2nd. The following day they will play their debut show in Thailand at BITEC Bangna Hall in Bangkok on Saturday, September 3rd.
More information coming soon from Tiger Jams.
Due to overwhelming demand CHVRCHES have added second shows in New York City and Washington, DC this October. Their second show in New York City will be at TERMINAL 5 on October 16th and a second show in Washington, DC at Echostage on October 18th.
Join FANCLVB for pre-sale access to tickets tomorrow, August 3rd (10 AM NYC, 11 AM DC) followed by public sale for both shows starting at 12 PM on Friday, August 5th.
October 16 - TERMINAL 5 - New York, NY
October 18 - Echostage - Washington, DC
Tickets to all scheduled CHVRCHES shows can be found at www.chvrch.es/shows.