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Album Of The Week: Chvrches - Love Is Dead

Album Of The Week: Chvrches - Love Is Dead

Stefan Gandhi | Features & Interviews

With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Tuesday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in music that we think you should hear.

Glasgow synth-pop band Chvrches - made up of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty - have released their highly-anticipated third studio album, Love Is Dead. Having first gained major attention back in 2013 with their critically-acclaimed debut, The Bones of What You Believe, which included the 2012 pop anthem "The Mother We Believe", the pop heroes are back.

The band’s latest project incorporates all the key elements of a Chvrches album as big synth hooks and catchy pop melodies captivate listeners, with the tracklist featuring pre-released singles "Miracle" and "Get Out", which had already achieved widespread success across the world from fans, meaning that the rest of the record following suit in their high standard of writing and production is a surprise to no-one. This album also features some iconic vocal work from Matt Berninger of seminal outfit The National, who collaborated with the Scottish trio on the second single from the album, "My Enemy" - an airy, light, downbeat ballad that is complemented by the perfect vocal harmonies of Mayberry and Berninger.

Catch CHVRCHES this summer when they take to the Main Stage at Citadel Festival in Gunnersbury Park, London on Sunday 15th July.

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