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Review - CHVRCHES bring Birmingham to it's knees with angelic flair and devilish energy
Any avid music fan will know that 2018 was a busy year for the medium and for a band sitting in the reasonably niche genre of synth-pop, it was great to see CHVRCHES’ album “Love Is Dead” stand out. The album leaned more towards pop than their past releases and, despite mixed reviews because of this, it’s done the band more good than harm. After collaborating with FIFA, announcing a headline US tour, a slot at Coachella and releasing an acoustic EP (a rare move for any electronic artist), you can’t attend their sold-out, second night at the O2 Academy in Birmingham without feeling proud of them. Although shortly before CHVRCHES took centre stage, Let’s Eat Grandma delivered an opening set that I’m still in awe of.