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SLCene Suggests: Chvrches at The Depot

by on April 21, 2014


CHVRCHES, THE DEPOT, Tuesday, April 22, 8 p.m., $26

Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches (pronounced “churches,” but that just doesn’t look as cool, right?) has made quite a quick reputation for itself since forming just three years ago. The vocals of Lauren Mayberry are the first thing that drew me in to the band’s sound, and she and bandmates Iain Cook and Martin Doherty combine to create an impressive batch of densely produced, hook-filled songs on the band’s debut, The Bones of What You Believe. Armed with an arsenal of synthesizers, samplers and more traditional rock instruments, the trio built a strong full-length after their March 2013 EP Recover landed them a spot on the BBC’s “Sound of 2013” list as one of the UK’s most promising bands.  Now that we’ve had a few months to absorb the Chvrches debut, we can see the BBC was on to something. And now you can see them headline their own show Tuesday night in SLC. The Range opens the show.

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