Albums of the week


Chvrches: Love Is Dead (Virgin/Glassnote)

Scottish synth-pop act Chvrches have taken a measured approach to their music and the associated commercial results that can come with it. From 2013’s debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, via 2015’s follow-up Every Open Eye, the trio (Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, Martin Doherty) have upped their game without overstepping the mark. Love Is Dead, however, is the clincher: with the exception of II ...