October 2, 2013


Chvrches on 'Game of Thrones' Theme: "It Wasn't a Cover, It Was a Joke"

Although Chvrches grabbed a ton of headlines earlier this year when they uploaded a video of themselves playing the Game of Thrones theme in the studio, the Scottish synth-pop trio insist the whole thing is really just a joke.

"I sent out a nonchalant tweet about covering it," keyboardist Martin Doherty tells Fuse. "Then the next day we were bored in the studio and I started playing it on the keyboards, and [lead singer Lauren Mayberry] started filming it. Then it gets reported everywhere, 'Chvrches Cover Game of Thrones Theme.' Radio stations are asking us, "Where is this cover?!' And we're going, 'It wasn't a cover. It was a joke!'"

Nevertheless, the trio doesn't mind being linked to the blockbuster HBO series. "I'm a huge fan of the show and I hear they have bands on all the time," Doherty says. "I'm free. I'm in. Honestly."

HBO—your move.

Watch the full interview above and check out their extremely enjoyable debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, out now