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CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry Addresses Gun Control in New Social Media Video

She Calls Out Donald Trump and Mike Pence and Refers Back to a Mass Shooting in Her Home Town

Nov 06, 2017
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Lauren Mayberry, frontwoman for Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES, has posted a new video to her Twitter account in which she addresses gun control in the wake of yesterday's mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. She brings up a mass shooting in her hometown of Dunblane, Scotland in 1996 when she was just a child. Known as the Dunblane Massacre, it was the deadliest mass shooting in British history in which 16 elementary school children (and one teacher) were killed and it led to stricter gun control rules. In the video she calls out President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other U.S. politicians for offering thoughts and prayers but not taking meaningful action on either gun control or funding mental healthcare. Watch it below.

CHVRCHES released their well-received second album, Every Open Eye, in 2015 via Glassnote (it was #9 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list). Back in February we reported that the band had started work on their third album and were working with Dave Stewart of iconic 1980s duo Eurythmics. They are also guest starring in the comic book series The Archies and recently covered Tegan and Sara's "Call It Off" for their The Con X: The Covers album.

CHVRCHES were on the cover of one of our print issues in 2015 and you can read the in-depth 8-page 5,600-word cover story feature on the band here. You can also read our bonus digital magazine Q&A with them here.

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