Cathartic pop for our times
Since the band’s inception in 2011, lead singer Lauren Mayberry and band members Iain Cook and Martin Doherty have established themselves as a powerful live act. Perfectly blending glittery electro-synth with sonic force, the trio have become a staple in the global festival circuit playing Coachella, Glastonbury and Bonnaroo between world tours.
Renowned for producing massive dance anthems that you can cry to, their breakthrough success arrived with two self-produced albums The Bones of What You Believe (2013) and Every Open Eye (2015), followed by their most striking and accessible album yet, Love Is Dead (2018).
Embodying the band’s signature cathartic pop formula but with a darker twist, Love Is Dead responds to the desperate political and social state of the world whilst simultaneously reflecting their world ideology and music ambitions. In their new adoptive hometown of New York, the band shifted their creative process by enlisting powerhouse producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia), collaborating with Sydney Opera House alumnus Matt Berninger of The National on ‘My Enemy’, and turning the personal towards the political. The result is “an urgent call for empathy in their poppiest record to date” (Noisey).
Now, returning to Australia this summer, don’t miss CHVRCHES’ magnetic, no holds barred debut performance on the Concert Hall stage.
Presented by Sydney Opera House.