CHVRCHES are having a busy holiday season having just completed a massive headlining tour of both the U.S. and their native UK. The band is currently in the States for a string of shows including San Francisco station Live 105’s Not Silent Night and Los Angeles’s Alt 97’s December to Remember at The Henry Fonda Theatre.
Every Open Eye is the follow up to the band’s breakthrough debut album The Bones of What You Believe, which was released in autumn 2013 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide. Late last year Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry returned to their own Alucard Studios – a converted flat on the southside of Glasgow where their stunning debut was conceived – and began developing ideas they had recorded in venues during their time on the road. The band found riffs, loops and melodies they wanted to develop or started from scratch on the synths, pads and machines they had been gathering in their basement to create the instrumentals of the songs. Vocal melodies were developed as the songs took shape with the lyrics added last, developed from words and sentences from notebooks Mayberry had kept on tour.
CHVRCHES Tour Dates
12/17 — Austin, TX — 101X-Mas @ Emo’s
12/18 — Houston, TX — KTBZ-FM Buzzfestivus @ Bayou Music Center
12/30 — Chicago, IL — Reaction NYE @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
January 30 — Singapore, Singapore @ Laneway Festival
February 1 — Auckland, New Zealand @ Laneway Festival
February 5 — Adelaide Sa, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 6 — Brisbane, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 7 — Sydney, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 13 — Melbourne, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 14 — Fremantle, Australia @ Laneway Festival
March 5-9 — ParAhoy! Cruise