'''CHVRCHES''' is a Scottish [[ElectronicMusic synthpop]] trio. The members consist of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, additional synthesizers), Iain Cook (synthesizers, guitar, bass, additional vocals) and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, samplers, additional vocals).

!!! CHVRCHES discography
* "Lies" (2012)
* "The Mother We Share" (UK: 2012, US: 2013)
* "Recover" (2013)
* ''Recover EP'' (2013)
* "Gun" (2013)
* ''Gun EP'' (2013)
* ''EP'' (2013; [[NoExportForYou Japan only]])
* ''The Bones of What You Believe'' (2013)
* "Lies" (2013; re-recorded version)

!!! "The Tropes We Share"
* ADayInTheLimelight: Martin Doherty performs on "ZVVL", "Under the Tide" and "You Caught the Light".
* AlbumTitleDrop: "Strong Hand": "Give me ''the bones of what you believe'' / Maybe they'll save you from me"
* BoleroEffect: "Tether"
* CoverVersion: [[Music/{{Prince}} "I Would Die 4 U"]], stylised as [[XtremeKoolLetterz "I Would Die 4 V"]], [[Music/WhitneyHouston "It's Not Right But It's Okay"]] and [[Music/{{Bauhaus}} "Bela Lugosi's Dead"]].
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Night Sky" --> "Science/Visions" on ''The Bones of What You Believe''.
* GenreShift: "ZVVL" and the two remixes of "Recover" sound very much out of place on ''Recover EP''.
* GenreThrowback: To 1980s synthpop.
* GratuitousPanning: On "The Mother We Share", the opening "Oh ah oh oh oh ah" vocals repeatedly bounce back and forth between the left and right channels.
* IdiosyncraticCoverArt: The cover of ''Recover EP'' shows a symbol with three V shapes on it. The cover of "Gun' shows a symbol with three circles. The cover of ''The Bones of What You Believe'' [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs combines both symbols]].
* LastNoteNightmare: "We Sink" ends with some weird digital gurgling, [[ItMakesSenseInContext which sound like the bottom of the sea.]]
* LyricalColdOpen: "Recover", "ZVVL", "Tether", "Night Sky", "Strong Hand" and "Broken Bones".
* LyricalDissonance: "Gun" has rather violent lyrics for an upbeat electro-rock song.
** As is "By the Throat".
** Most of their music could count.
* NonAppearingTitle: "ZVVL"
* NotChristianRock: Despite the name, they're not a Christian band. They chose the name because it "sounded cool".
* OneOfUs: Lauren has degrees in law and journalism, and the whole band are fans of 80s films and music, including ''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' and ''Film/PurpleRain''.
* PrecisionFStrike: "The Mother We Share" and "We Sink".
* {{Retraux}}: Their songs sound like they came out of the 1980s.
* ShoutOut: The title of "ZVVL" appears to be one to ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Gun"
* XMeetsY: Music/DepecheMode and Music/CocteauTwins meet ''Head First''-era Music/{{Goldfrapp}} and Music/{{Prince}}, with a bit of Music/GaryNuman and Music/{{Ladytron}} in their darker songs.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: They're named this way so they could be easier to Google.
** Also "ZVVL".