CHVRCHES have confirmed a limited run of UK shows this Summer.
The dates follow the surprise release of new single ‘Over’, which is available to stream and download now via EMI.
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Their first new music in over a year arrives as the band say goodbye to their acclaimed ‘Screen Violence‘ era following a triumphant run of shows in Australia and Asia, and heralds a new phase for the Glasgwegian trio.
“Over” sees them team up with producer-songwriter Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Charli XCX, Coldplay and BTS) for a soaring, alt-pop anthem that arrives ahead of a limited stretch of UK dates this Summer, including appearances in Nottingham, Dundee, the Glastonbury Festival, plus two hometown appearances at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland Ballroom – dates and details below. Getting in shape for the UK shows, the band recently completed nine stadium shows in support of Coldplay in Brazil throughout March.
The band say: “Over is a song that we wrote with Oscar Holter, a producer we really respect and admire. Normally we collect songs over the course of months (or years!) until we have an album’s worth of material, but this time we just wanted to release something we were excited about and give the fans something new to mark the end of the Screen Violence era, and the start of whatever the next CHVRCHES chapter might be.”
Formed in Glasgow in 2011, CHVRCHES broke out with their debut single “The Mother We Share“. Across their four UK top 10 albums, the band have amassed over 234 million UK streams and 1.7 billion global streams to date. Their most recent, 2021 album ‘Screen Violence’ saw widespread acclaim from The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Times, The Independent, Evening Standard and more.
‘Screen Violence’ features the singles “He Said She Said“, “How Not To Drown” featuring one of the band’s musical heroes The Cure’s Robert Smith, with whom they won the NME Award for ‘Best Song By a UK Artist’ in 2022, and “Good Girls” which was later remixed by the iconic film director and legendary actor, screenwriter and composer John Carpenter. The official accompanying videos for these singles formed a lo-fi, nostalgic, and analogue-inspired trilogy directed by multi-disciplinary artist Scott Kiernan.
CHVRCHES UK LIVE DATES 2023
09 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
10 GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
11 GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
12 DUNDEE Fat Sams
21 GLASTONBURY Festival
CHVRCHES – NEW SINGLE: “OVER” – OUT NOW
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Praise for ‘Screen Violence’
“Lauren Mayberry’s ethereal vocals, lyrics abounding with empathy and rage, the propulsion, snap, crackle and pop of the soundscapes pretty much guarantees strong results” – The Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)
“The Glaswegian trio use horror film tropes to explore fame, double standards and battles closer to home on their intense fourth album.” – The Observer, 4* (Artist Of The Week)
“The music is thrilling … racing synths and clattering drums shot through with the citrus rush of John Hughes films” – The Times, 4*
“heady gothic disco … their best album to date.” – The Independent, 4*
“For anyone who isn’t in the mood for escapism, here’s a great way to wallow in the bad stuff.” – Evening Standard, 4*
“an invigorating, sparkling listen, marrying the shadowy echoes of ’80s post-punk and goth-rock with electronic elements that make you want to head for your nearest soon-to-be-reopened dingy club.” – NME, 4*
“Chvrches continue to carve their own path, unafraid to tread a thin line between styles… The result is their most euphoric rallying cry to date.” – DIY, 5*
“Screen Violence is a huge triumph for a band that continues to go from strength to strength.” – Gigwise, 9/10
“Their newest offering channels years of anguish into a single four-sided album sleeve, resulting in an uncompromising barrage of lyrical rawness and integrity.” – Clash, 8/10
“Screen Violence is a punchy and determined effort, full of big hooks and awash with glittering synth textures.” – Uncut, 8/10
“an ultra-widescreen expression of survival instincts that is totally made for it’s moment” – Record Collector, 4*
“‘Screen Violence’ is a record that understands the lows to appreciate the highs. Just like the band that made it, it’s that ability to last the distance that counts in the end.” – Dork, 4*
“Screen Violence is like a glossy director’s cut of the band’s electric dreams.” – Financial Times, 4*