CHVRCHES Lost the Scottish Album of the Year Awards but Won Our Hearts at Northside

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It was announced yesterday that CHVRCHES lost out to fellow Scots Young Fathers for Album of the Year, but we’re still thinking about the fine set they played on Sunday afternoon in McCarren Park as part of Northside Festival. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry only complained mildly about the heat (they are from Scotland, after all) during her otherwise charming stage banter.

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CHVRCHES proved their staying power beyond last summer’s breakout single “The Mother We Share” with a strong set. This trio pumped out solid song one after another, and we particularly loved hearing “Lungs” float across the packed crowd at McCarren, making us hope they add dates in Brooklyn on the tail end of their current U.S. tour. Glassnote records has certainly scored another killer band for their roster.

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Full setlist for CHVRCHES at McCarren Park, Sunday, June 16, 2014 at Northside Festival:

We Sink

Lies

Lungs

Gun

Night Sky

Strong Hand

Science

Recover

Tether

Tide

By the Throat

The Mother We Share

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Backstage sun as CHVRCHES wrapped up at McCarren Park Sunday