The first full-length album of Scottish electro-pop group Chvrches, titled The Bones of What You Believe, hit store shelves earlier today. Before now, the Glasgow-based trio had only released songs online and in a single EP, Gun.
The group is fronted by singer Lauren Mayberry, 25 years old, who lends melodic and poppy vocals to the synthesiser work of Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The result is a curiously euphonic blend of pop and chiptune-esque electronica that has proved extraordinarily popular.
The release of the twelve-track record ties neatly into the group’s ongoing world tour. Embarking in the Summer, Chvrches has so far played across Europe, the US, Australia, and Japan. The group will return to Scotland early next month for two consecutive shows in Glasgow’s O2 Academy.
Before the launch of The Bones of What You Believe, band member Doherty observed: “We are a band without an album, but are playing shows that, if this was 10 or 15 years ago, would be nowhere the size they are.”
The album can be streamed in full from the NPR website.
You can find out more about Chvrches and their tour on their official website.