Chvrches were formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 by singer and percussionist Lauren Mayberry, formerly of Blue Sky Archives, singer and synth player Martin Doherty, formerly with Twilight Sad, and synth and guitar player Iain Cook, formerly with Aerogramme. Specialising in synth-pop, they released the EP Recover in 2013 and the single “The Mother We Share” which went to Number 12 on Billboard's Alternative Songs Chart in 2013 and Number 38 on the UK Official Singles Chart. They toured with Passion Pit and placed fifth on the BBC's Sound of 2013 list. Their 2013 album The Bones of What You Believe went to Number 3 on Billboard's Alternative Albums Chart in 2013, Number 5 on the Top Rock Albums Chart, Number 9 on the UK Official Albums Chart and Number 12 on the Billboard 200. The 2013 single “Gun” reached Number 55 in the UK and 2014’s “Get Away” went to Number 52. Their 2015 release Every Open Eye topped Billboard's Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts in 2015, reached Number 4 in the UK and Number 8 on the 200. “Leave a Trace” peaked at Number 19 on the Alternative Songs Chart and “Bury It” went to Number 31 in 2015. After a two-year hiatus from releases, Chvrches returned with Love Is Dead in 2018 and the single“Get Out” peaked at Number 15 on Billboard's Alternative Songs Chart and Number 82 on the UK Official Singles Chart. Their 2021 album Screen Violence topped the chart in Scotland and went top 5 in the UK and top 10 in Australia.

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