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Chvrches: Village Underground, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 1 May 2013

SEEING CHVRCHES (pronounced "churches") 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 male components of the group mirthlessly poke synths, the female singer bubbles over with Glasgow-accented whimsy and the whole thing couldn't look more retro if David "Kid" Jensen were counting down the Top 10 alongside them.

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