Chvrches

Paramount Theatre
901 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Event Description:

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. “Towering, impassioned, and life-affirming,” wrote Pitchfork, “Proudly individualistic, heart-warmingly intelligent and beautifully intonated” heralded Q magazine, “Not a weak song among them” declared NME. The Brit Award nominated band clocked in 364 shows in 2 years, selling out venues across the world and making signature appearances at SXSW (where they were awarded the inaugural prize for best new act in 2013), Glastonbury, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds, and myriad others.

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.

Praise for “Leave A Trace”

“While many of Chvrches' best songs conceal despair beneath uplifting pop textures, the Glasgow synth-pop band is working in more candid emotional territory here.” NPR

“an arena-sized banger” Billboard

“It’s a welcome track for die-hard CHVRCHES fans who’ve missed Lauren Mayberry’s signature high notes.” Entertainment Weekly

““Leave A Trace” upholds the Scottish trio’s reputation for sparkling synthpop excellence, slowly expanding from an initial low-key burble to a chorus so victorious that you can almost see Lauren Mayberry’s fist pumping.” Stereogum

“Like a young and vitriolic Kate Bush, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry sings with a slick pace and takes a hammer to the past.” Consequence Of Sound

“Lauren Mayberry is fiery and resilient...her tough attitude has seeped into her songwriting.”
Uproxx

“"Leave A Trace" is an instantly catchy pop cut with huge beats and Lauren Mayberry's infectiously apposite vocal delivery leading the charge.” Alt Press