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'''CHVRCHES''' is a Scottish 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, and occasional lead vocals).

!!! CHVRCHES discography
* ''Recover EP'' (2013)
* ''Gun EP'' (2013)
* ''EP'' (2013; Japan only)
* ''The Bones of What You Believe'' (2013)
--> Singles: "Lies" (2012; 2013 [re-recorded version]), "The Mother We Share" (2012), "Recover" (2013), "Gun" (2013), "We Sink" (2014), "Under the Tide" (2014)
* "Dead Air" (2014, for ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'')
* "Get Away" (2014)
* ''Every Open Eye'' (2015)
--> Singles: "Leave a Trace" (2015), "Never Ending Circles" (2015), "Clearest Blue" (2015), "Empty Threat" (2015)
* "Warning Call" (2016, for ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst'')

!!! "The Tropes We Share"
* ADayInTheLimelight[=/=]StepUpToTheMicrophone: Martin Doherty performs on "ZVVL", "Under the Tide" and "You Caught the Light".
** On ''Every Open Eye'', he is the lead singer on "High Enough to Carry You Over". It's SophistiPop style fits his voice ''extremely'' well.
* AlbumTitleDrop: A semi-example; the title's dropped in the bonus track "Strong Hand," rather than the album proper. "Give me ''the bones of what you believe'' / Maybe they'll save you from me..."
** "Clearest Blue" drops ''Every Open Eye'', although it comes nearly again in a mention of "Open your eyes" in "High Enough to Carry You Over".
* AlternativeDance
* AnimatedMusicVideo:
** "Under The Tide", although shots of Martin singing are sprinkled throughout.
** The Creator/JamieMcKelvie-directed "Bury It" with [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]]. The four are featured flying around and playing with telekinesis.
* BoleroEffect: "Tether".
* TheCameo: [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]] pops up on an remixed version of "Bury It".
* 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"]].
* DownerEnding: On first listen, "Under the Tide" seems to be about a couple working through a failed relationship. However, in an interview with the lead singer, the band revealed it was written for a friend with terminal illness who recently passed. This information casts the song in a new, more depressing light.
* 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.
* LastNoteNightmare: "We Sink" ends with some weird digital gurgling, [[ItMakesSenseInContext which sound like the bottom of the sea.]]
* 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]].
** ''Every Open Eye'' dropped that design, this time focusing on pictures of flowers with mosaic-like squares put over them.
* IndiePop
* 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 "[[RuleOfCool sounded cool]]".
* OlderThanSheLooks: Lauren is 29 but looks (and sounds) much younger.
* PerkyGoth: The video for "Empty Threat" is about a group of goth teens passing time with some underage drinking and smoking before heading to the waterpark and having some fun. Lauren herself was a PerkyGoth as a teenager and still dresses in all black or black and white when she can.
* 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 1984}}''.
** The cover art to ''Every Open Eye'' features flowers and colored squares, like that other album with flowers and colored squares, Music/NewOrder's ''Music/PowerCorruptionAndLies ''.
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Gun".
* SynthPop
* TwoGuysAndAGirl
* XtremeKoolLetterz: They're named this way so they could be easier to Google.
** Also "ZVVL".