CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

Iain Cook

From: Glasgow, Scotland

The Pronunciation

A lot of people struggle with the pronunciation think that it’s “chu-vur-ches” which is hilarious to me and baffling at the same time.

Previous band names:

The Runner Up choice was Shark Week.

“The Mother We Share” as their first single

We just wanted to go with what we felt was our strongest song or our most immediate song perhaps. Or even the song that best represents the sound of our band for the first time.

“Under The Tide”

I like that song a lot! It’s an unusual choice. It doesn’t have Lauren on lead vocals…Lauren writes most of the lyrics in the band so I never ask her what the songs are about. I have a feeling that it’s a really sad story behind that song, but what it’s actually about I have no idea.

Switching between lead vocalists

In terms of Martin being on lead vocals for that song, we never really plan out thinking, “Ok this is gonna be Martin’s song, this is gonna be Lauren’s song”. We tend to kind of have both of them sing – whichever one feels right for the song – and that’ll be the one that we end up going with. The song “We Sink” which is the second track on our album – that was going to be Martin on lead vocal right up until the last minute and then we decided to go with the Lauren version. I think it’s good that we have two really good singers in the band as well because we get to vary things up a bit.

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