Chvrches announce intimate London album launch show

Band will play the 600 capacity Tufnell Park Dome in September

Chvrches have announced an intimate gig to take place in London during September.

The Glasgow synth-pop trio will play the 600-capacity Tufnell Park Dome in north London on September 23, two days before they release new album ‘Every Open Eye’.

Fans can register for tickets, which will be allocated via a ballot system. Successful entrants will be notified on Wednesday (August 5).

Second album ‘Every Open Eye’ will be released on September 25. It is the follow up to 2013’s ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’.

Chvrches recently aired new single ‘Leave A Trace’ ahead of the album’s release.

Read the NME review of the track here.

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“You come to it with a lot of anticipation,” instrumentalist Iain Cook told NME of the upcoming second record.

He added: “It felt like for the longest time while we were on tour we were feeling the pull to get back into the studio. It just poured out of us.

“Too many bands end up throwing away the thing people liked about them in the first place.”

Bandmate Martin Doherty added: “The album’s definitely still full of melancholy. There’s something about doing anything in Glasgow that drives you back to a kind of melancholy.”

Considering the difference between the first album and their forthcoming follow-up, singer Lauren Mayberry told NME: “The first album songs were around for a long time before the album came out. People could hear a lot of the songs on YouTube before they came to the shows.

“This [time round] will be different, so it’s going to be interesting to see whether the tracks we’re thinking about playing will connect in the way we’re imagining, whether the big live moments we’ve envisioned will turn out like that.”