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CHVRCHES' shows sell out - confirm City Calm Down to support

"Seeing Chvrches live is akin to discovering a 1980s edition of Top of the Pops, in which Clare Grogan of Altered Images has teamed up with a Pet Shop Boys consisting of two Chris Lowes." The Guardian on Chvrches' Village Underground (London) show, April 2013

Following a slew of sell-out shows across the globe, Glaswegian synth-pop threesome, CHVRCHES, can now add Australia to the list of their ever-growing international fan base.  Following the announcement last month of their debut Australian tour this winter, their first Sydney show on Friday 2nd August at Oxford Art Factory quickly sold out and rolled into a second performance on Saturday 3rd August, in addition to their Melbourne show at The Corner Hotel on Monday 5th August.  All shows are now completely sold out.

2013 has seen a frenzied uphill trajectory for the Scottish three-piece, with accolades and kudos racking up from critics, industry heavyweights and music fans alike.  Embarking on a manic touring schedule, the coming months will see them undertake a national US headline tour, countless festival appearances including Summersonic (Japan) and T In The Park (Scotland) to Reading & Leeds (UK) and Pukkelpop (Belgium) with the news just this week that they'll be playing the  first ever St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Detroit this September.

Recently they've been receiving well due hype for their remix of the MS MR track Hurricane, with EarMilk saying of Chvrches' efforts "Their clever approach at a trending style has garnered widespread acclaim from across the musical spectrum over the past year. Trademark instrumentals support Lizzy Plapinger's (MS MR) cooing vocals, which hit with enthusiastic punctuality when paired with CHVRCHES' heavy electronic presence."  Check it out here.  

Confirmed to support at these three shows are locals, City Calm Down.  For three years they have honed their sound into an impressive mix of haunting vocal melodies, grimy synth sounds and charging bass lines, all of which combine to create the dark pop songs showcased on the Movements EP.  The band have bunkered down with producer (and our good friend!) Malcolm Besley (Snakadaktal, Gold Fields) to track and mix the forthcoming EP, which will be released on 2nd November 2012 through I OH YOU. 

These shows will be Australian fans' only chance to see this dynamic trio in venues of this size.  With their debut album set to release in September and the noise their making showing no sign of quietening down, these shows are set to be something more than special.

CHVRCHES : TOUR DATES

Friday 2nd August ­ SOLD OUT

Saturday 3rd August ­ SOLD OUT

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849  

Tuesday 6th August SOLD OUT

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

www.cornerhotel.com.au 03 9427 9198

The Corner Box Office (57 Swan St Richmond 10-8 Mon-Sat)

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