CHVRCHES: A Shared Experience

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“I’m sorry I must have been tired. I don’t know, it’s pretty ‘Death Cab’ of me.” Lauren Mayberry said after she was asked by one of the journalists about her ‘not writing about love because you don’t write about what you don’t know’. Lauren Mayberry is part of the Scottish trio CHRVCHES who is about to perform tonight November 26 at the Samsung Hall. Her bandmates Iain Cook and Martin Doherty laughed as Lauren said she vaguely remembers saying the very emotional statement, claimed that she may have been having a bad day.

It’s CHRVCHES very first concert in Manila. Laneway veterans will take delight in this, especially those (like me, who missed the festival early this year). The Scottish trio consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. They’re touring to promote their newest album, “The Bones of What you Believe.”

All the questions thrown at them took them by surprise, one of them about their dietary restrictions in a previous interview. They quickly explained that it was just about finding good food to eat. “One of the first things we do is research on great, authentic restaurants,” said the band. Lauren added that it’s just a matter of not eating crap. “If you constantly eat shit at service stations all the time eventually you’re going to die”. If they hadn’t been in a band, they’d be food travelers, they said. Oh good, foodies! THE MEAL WE SHARE!

When asked about their luggage disappearing, “What’s going on? How do you know that?” 

Ssshh… The internet knows everything.

Social media played a big role in the band’s success. Any fan will be proud of helping make that happen. Just like being able to relate and connect to their music on a personal level, we’d love to share everything else with them right? Like food and horrific airport experiences. Or maybe music journalists secretly want to be rockstars too… Look at Lauren! (Oh wait, Francis and Jason are already doing that).

Acknowledging social media’s role, CHVRCHES believes it’s important to be a part of that community, but to separate it from the creative process. “It’ll just be too confusing”, Lauren said.

Well we can still share that experience by being spectators and one of the ways to do that is to watch the concert tonight!

Concert is happening tonight at the SAMSUNG HALL at SM Aura! Check out Vybe Productions for more information

Rest of the band photos below!

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All photos taken using Sony A7



I was told by the label peeps that the band didn’t think we’d get a decent shot with the hotel’s bad lighting, but I made it work! Ninja moves!


Highlight of my day: Rediscovering the “Shirley Temple” with Quark Henares.


Ramon reserving the seat next to him for the band (which never happened, haha) and Lou!


Jasonic!!! I actually didn’t ask questions because Lou, Francis, Ramon and Jason were already there, hahaha!




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  1. waaaaaaaugh we have to work on that band pic!!! your pictures are so nice 🙂

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