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Chvrches: The Dome, Brighton

David Bennun, Guardian, The, 17 November 2015

WHAT A CURIOUS, synthetic experience it is to see Chvrches. Not that there's ever anything amiss with pop feeling synthetic. What makes Chvrches odd is the disconnect between their live sound, a pulsating electronic wallop, and their pervasive sense of niceness. Everything about this band is black except its soul. This is vanilla EBM; goth for people who are afraid of the dark.

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