With the meteoric rise of Glasgow three-piece CHVRCHES, lead singer Lauren Mayberry has seen a lot of disgusting vitriol. In an op-ed in The Guardian, which is available to read here in full, Mayberry proudly proclaims, "I will not accept online misogyny."

She describes in her piece how being bred specifically in a wave of internet buzz has fed into the misogyny she often sees. "But does that mean that I need to accept that it's OK for people to make comments like this," she said, "because that's how women in my position are spoken to?"

She continues, speaking of the comments she reads on the band's Facebook: "I read them every morning when I get up. I read them after soundcheck. I read them, as we all do with our emails and notifications, on my phone on the bus or when I have a break in the day. And, after a while, despite the positive messages in the majority, the aggressive, intrusive nature of the other kind becomes overwhelming. During this past tour, I am embarrassed to admit that I have had more than one prolonged toilet cry and a "Come on, get a hold of yourself, you got this" conversation with myself in a bathroom mirror when particularly exasperated and tired out. But then, after all the sniffling had ceased, I asked myself: why should I cry about this? Why should I feel violated, uncomfortable and demeaned? Why should we all keep quiet?"

The band's debut album The Bones Of What You Believe is out now. Watch the video for one of the album's singles, 'Gun', below.