• Best Albums of 2013: CHVRCHES

    CHVRCHES put out one of the catchiest pop albums of the year, so obviously they made it into the top ten of our year-end countdown. In between shows, we were able to ask the band a little bit about their favorite moments of the year, and what albums they think everyone should listen to.
    Interview by Katie Gregory

    Tell us a little bit about your band.

    CHVRCHES are an electronic three-piece from Scotland.

    How would you describe your band’s sound?
    Electronic and synthesizer-based alternative pop music.

    What's one of the craziest things that you got to experience as a band this year?
    Supporting Depeche Mode was incredible because we are all big fans of the band, and their live show is still amazing.

    What does it feel like to know you made an album that resonated so well with fans?
    This year has been amazing, and none of that would be possible without the people who have been supporting the band, coming to the show and, eventually, buying the record, so it’s great to know that the album lived up to their expectations.

    What song of yours is usually the fan favorite?
    "The Mother We Share."

    What’s next for you guys?
    We’re taking a bit of time off over Christmas but will be touring again more next year, and then hopefully finding some time to write new material.

    What’s your favorite album?
    Choosing one favorite is too hard! From this year, Factory Floor by Factory Floor, Cerulean Salt by Waxahatchee and Old by Danny Brown. Of all time, Hounds of Love by Kate Bush, Disintegration by The Cure and Violator by Depeche Mode.