Sasquatch 2013, Day 4: Chvrches

photo by Morgen Schuler

If Killer Mike had my favorite show at Sasquatch, Chvrches gets to take favorite pop show of the weekend. Where their albums are already pretty perfect in the realm of pop – the live performance blew them out of the water. Lauren Mayberry’s vocals are so close to sweet that it’s almost bitter – she never once crosses the line of too cute. Instead she easily and magically pours out a continual stream of crystal clear vocals. There is very little alterations to the vocals in this band- instead the synths and electronics roar behind the powerful voice, sometimes the voices of all three. Basically the only visual accompaniment to their set was a slight breeze and a full crowd despite this being the first show on a rainy morning. The audience was also given good advice from Mayberry, sitting on a friends shoulders at a show can result in having a “cup of piss” thrown at you. There was no piss thrown at this show, only sweet electro-pop, as well as a track that featured martin Doherty on lead vocals – as well as a mention of visiting Washington again next year. This show started their US tour – and it bodes well for the rest of the trip.

photo by Matthew Thompson

photo by Matthew Thompson

photo by Morgen Schuler

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