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On the 16th of March, Scottish alt-pop trio CHVRCHES returned to London’s Brixton Academy for a long-awaited celebration of their fourth studio album, Screen Violence, released in 2021. The audience were transported back in time to the 1980s with the band’s distinctive synth-pop tunes, VHS tape motifs projected onto the back of the stage, lead singer …

Glasgow synth-pop greats CHVRCHES have shared a special remix of their latest single How Not To Drown featuring one of the band’s musical heroes, The Cure frontman Robert Smith. With CHVRCHES’ Martin Doherty proclaiming publicly that the track marked “the proudest moment of my life in music”, the darkly atmospheric pairing of The Cure’s hallmark …

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CHVRCHES use the powerful punch of their unique brand of electro-pop to address men’s attitudes towards women in hard-hitting new single ‘He Said She Said’. “Being a woman is fucking exhausting and it felt better to scream it into a pop song than scream it into the void”, says CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry of new …

How do you judge what were the best albums of the year? Well, here at Backseat Mafia its a collaborative affair, where everyone that writes for us has as much of a say as everyone else (how did I let that happen?). Happily, in line with the widely and wildly varied nature of our ethos …

If I were to introduce you to my sister I’d probably say: “She hates loud noises, dark spaces, and people.” She’s not a fan of music and her opinions of the medium range from complete indifference to downright cynicism. It’s a surprise to anyone when she finds a band she likes – she’s only bought …

I was hollow-stomached with worry when I heard about this reworking.  It took some courage to press play. It’s only a few months ago that I watched the film with its original soundtrack and it was an experience rich with wonder, heartache, fear, delight and desolation.  There are films that I love more, and certainly …