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CHVRCHES surprise release THREE new songs as part of Screen Violence: Director’s Cut – LISTEN NOW





Today, CHVRCHES have surprised fans with an expanded version of their critically-acclaimed UK #4 album, with Screen Violence: Director’s Cut, featuring three new songs, ‘Killer’, ‘Bitter End’ and ‘Screaming’, available digitally via EMI Records (UK) & Glassnote (US)

Released two days ahead of Halloween as a thank you to fans for the phenomenal reception to Screen Violence, the Director’s Cut continues a milestone era for the band and celebrates the spooky season deep within the cinematic universe that Screen Violence immerses itself in. ‘Screaming’ and ‘Bitter End’ face the disillusionment and fear that permeate the record head on, while the eerie darkness of ‘Killer’ devilishly flips the script: “I turned into a killer / I’m insane / I’ll cry you a river / Down the drain / Are you entertained?”


On the new tracks, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry saysThis album was thematically so different to previous CHVRCHES albums that it would have been rude of us to let Halloween come and go without injecting some more Screen Violence into it. ‘Killer’, ‘Bitter End’ and ‘Screaming’ were all started in 2020 and finished just after the album was released. As any good horror fan knows, just because the film ends, it doesn’t mean the story does.” 

Screen Violence: Director’s Cut also features previously released singles ‘He Said She Said’, ‘How Not To Drown’ featuring one of the band’s musical heroes The Cure’s Robert Smith, and ‘Good Girls’ which was later remixed by the iconic film director and legendary actor, screenwriter and composer John Carpenter. The official accompanying videos for these singles formed a lo-fi, nostalgic, and analogue-inspired trilogy directed by multi-disciplinary artist Scott Kiernan.

Screen Violence: Director’s Cut tracklisting

Asking For A Friend

He Said She Said


Violent Delights

How Not To Drown (ft. Robert Smith)

Final Girl

Good Girls



Better If You Don’t



Bitter End

Excited to take Screen Violence out on the road, CHVRCHES recently announced details of their forthcoming 2022 UK tour. Preceded by two intimate Scottish outstore shows before kicking off at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, the band will travel to Newcastle, London and Birmingham, before culminating in Manchester. Tickets are on sale now.

CHVRCHES – 2022 UK Tour Dates

Thursday 10 March – Fat Sams – Dundee 

Saturday 12 March – SWG3 – Glasgow

Monday 14 March – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange

Tuesday 15 March – Newcastle – O2 City Hall

Wednesday 16 March – London – O2 Academy Brixton

Friday 18 March – Birmingham – O2 Academy

Saturday 19 March – Manchester – O2 Apollo

Praise for Screen Violence

“Lauren Mayberry’s ethereal vocals, lyrics abounding with empathy and rage, the propulsion, snap, crackle and pop of the soundscapes pretty much guarantees strong results” – The Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)

“The Glaswegian trio use horror film tropes to explore fame, double standards and battles closer to home on their intense fourth album.” The Observer, 4* (Artist Of The Week)

“The music is thrilling … racing synths and clattering drums shot through with the citrus rush of John Hughes films” The Times, 4*

“heady gothic disco … their best album to date.” The Independent, 4*

“For anyone who isn’t in the mood for escapism, here’s a great way to wallow in the bad stuff.” Evening Standard, 4*

“an invigorating, sparkling listen, marrying the shadowy echoes of ’80s post-punk and goth-rock with electronic elements that make you want to head for your nearest soon-to-be-reopened dingy club.” NME, 4*

“Chvrches continue to carve their own path, unafraid to tread a thin line between styles… The result is their most euphoric rallying cry to date.”DIY, 5*

“Screen Violence is a huge triumph for a band that continues to go from strength to strength.”Gigwise, 9/10

“Their newest offering channels years of anguish into a single four-sided album sleeve, resulting in an uncompromising barrage of lyrical rawness and integrity.” Clash, 8/10

“Screen Violence is a punchy and determined effort, full of big hooks and awash with glittering synth textures.”Uncut, 8/10

“an ultra-widescreen expression of survival instincts that is totally made for it’s moment”Record Collector, 4*

“‘Screen Violence’ is a record that understands the lows to appreciate the highs. Just like the band that made it, it’s that ability to last the distance that counts in the end.” Dork, 4*

“Screen Violence is like a glossy director’s cut of the band’s electric dreams.”Financial Times, 4* 

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