Chvrches dedicated a song to Harambe during their Reading festival performance, as Martin Doherty stated “RIP Harambe” before their rendition of ‘Under The Tide’.
Harambe – the gorilla who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year – has prompted a wide range of memes since his death.
Meanwhile, Chvrches recently covered Calvin Harris’ hit single with Rihanna, ‘This Is What You Came For’, for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
The Scottish electro-pop trio appeared on Radio 1 on Tuesday (August 23), taking on Harris and Rihanna’s mega-hit, as well as performing a rendition of their latest single ‘Bury It’. Watch in the videos below. It’s not the first time the band have appeared in the Live Lounge, covering Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ last September.
They also recently unveiled an animated video for ‘Bury It’, their reworked collaboration with Paramore singer Hayley Williams.