April’s You Oughta Know artist CHVRCHES is made up of Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry: three musicians who all see themselves as equal parts of an awesome whole. However, the public seems to focus on the fact that Mayberry is the lone female. Mayberry, a former music journalist, spoke out against misogyny in the music business in an op ed that went viral, and she spoke to us about the role feminism has in the modern pop scene.
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Scottish synth pop band CHVRCHES might be VH1′s You Oughta Know Artist for the month of April, but they made the BBC’s Sound of 2013 short list last year. The annual poll is seen by industry insiders as an indication of which artists are going to be big in the future. We got to ask CHVRCHES what it was like making the list and what advice they have for current winner Sam Smith.
We already know that CHVRCHES is game for a round of Truth or Dare and that they’re fanatical about Emma Watson, but we want to get you even closer to April’s You Oughta Know artist. In this edition of Music Seen, we’re taking you behind-the-scenes of CHVRCHES recent visit to our Times Square offices.
Sure, we’re all massive fans of VH1′s April You Oughta Know artist CHVRCHES and their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, but who is CHVRCHES stanning for? We got the synthtastic Glaswegian trio to spill the beans on which stars, films and shows they love (and loathe) in a game we like to call “Lust or Bust.” Plus, we’ve got an exclusive album stream of the band’s upcoming reissue of The Bones Of What You Believe. Check it out!
The synthtastic band CHVRCHES is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for April and we decided that the best way to get to know that Glaswegian trio was to get them to play a little game called “Truth or Dare.” We got the band to spill on the meaning behind their album’s title, The Bones Of What You Believe, to drop their favorite curse word and to eat a sour lemon.
Scottish synth pop band CHVRCHES is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the entire month of April, but we got them to open up about their tour habits, favorite music videos and more in less than 60 seconds. That’s right. We got CHVRCHES to spill the beans in our speed interview.
Passenger‘s breakthrough hit “Let Her Go” has been heard everywhere from the halls of VH1 to the Super Bowl. After the success of his most recent album, All The Little Lights, you’d think the lovely Brit would want to take some time to rest and reflect on everything he’s done right in the last year. Nope! He’s going right back to work.
Over the past year, Scottish band CHVRCHES have been wooing us with their enchanting blend of synth pop, alternative rock and poetic lyrics and now they are VH1′s April You Oughta Know artist. Get ready, because you’re not just going to get to know CHVRCHES; you’re about to become the band’s biggest fans.
In need of some new sad songs to get you through tough times? What about an unthinkable falsetto you can only dream of replicating in your shower? Sam Smith has got you covered. The 21-year-old Brit is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and if you want to impress your friends by rattling off facts about an artist everyone will be talking out before his major television appearance, we suggest you study up.
Like many You Oughta Know artist, Aloe Blacc finds inspiration in the world around him. Whether it’s a plane ride to Switzerland or a classic Elton John, Blacc uses these moments to create hit songs, like “Wake Me Up” with Avicii and “The Man.” In an interview with VH1, Blacc explains the stories and ideas behind each of the songs on his new album, Lift Your Spirit.