Today, Friday 27 August, CHVRCHES release their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Screen Violence.
“A collection of 10 sparkling songs that often musically belie the dark subject-matter of disillusionment, anxiety and fear…” ★★★★ – Sydney Morning Herald
“Once again the Scottish three-piece delight with their knack for infusing bittersweetness with immense warmth, investigating the conflicts that occur through and adjacent to our black mirrors via shimmering experiments into synth arpeggios and textured breakbeats.”
“CHVRCHES somehow managed to make an album about the destructive impact of technology feel fresh and vital” – Stereogum
To celebrate the release of Screen Violence, this weekend will see the band perform at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles, marking their first live performance in nearly two years. The show will be live streamed globally on Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel; fans in Australia and New Zealand can tune in from 2pm AEST / 4pm NZST on Saturday 28 August.To experience 2020 was to experience something of screen violence. It was to struggle to make the people you loved feel more real than the characters on TV shows, and to experience a world of trauma and tumult as if it was another TV show. 2021, however, marks a decade together for Iain Cook, Martin Doherty, and Lauren Mayberry – a decade whose sound they have helped to create and define.