Friday 27 November was the last date of Chvrches ‘ Every open Eye ‘ UK tour which saw the Glaswegian trio go out with a bang.
Bringing synth pop perfection to the capital, Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook were due to play their biggest headline show at London’s sold out Alexandra Palace.
‘Ally Pally’ was completely packed, 10,000 music lovers squeezing into the concert space ready to party like it’s done on a Friday night.
The sweet sound of ‘Never Ending Circles’, the opening track of Chvrches new album ‘Every Open Eye’, spread through the venue at 9pm and perfectly set the tone for the rest of the 90 minutes concert.
Going straight for the kill, Chvrches played the much loved ‘We Sink’ followed by the equally loved ‘Keep You On My Side’.
Front woman Lauren Mayberry took to the floor by with a ‘Hello London, we’re a band called Chrvches.’ Following her introduction with a short statement that they are honoured to play the biggest headline show so far tonight, and as it was a Friday for everyone this night, we might as well make the most of it.
Moreover, Lauren added that she’d love to join in the fun, but as a professional is sober on stage, but that wouldn’t stop her from getting two beers later.
Being charming as ever and just an authentic human being, her statement earned Lauren some well-deserved cheering.
Keeping the happy vibes going feel good anthem ‘Make Them Gold’ sent the place into frenzy. Followed by ‘Empty Threat’, Chvrches second single of their sophomore album ‘Every Open Eye’.
The set was filled with pure synth pop perfection that was resembled by the whole band. There was a lot of energy radiating from the stage, which instantly spread through the crowd like a wild fire.
It was mesmerising to see Lauren jump and run all over the stage while her voice sounded as good as ever. Crystal clear perfection. You could say that Lauren sounded as good as on tape, however that would be a massive lie, as she sounded even better live.
So good, that it sent some severe shivers down my spine at some point.
The set was a lovely mix of amazing new tunes like ‘ Playing Dead ‘ and ‘Bury It’ as well as some well-loved older songs.
The crowd danced away to the likes of ‘Gun’ and ‘Recover’.
Calling out all the bad guys out there, that like to twist someone’s words, Lauren Mayberry made a point in clearing things up, confirming again that the band would not split up.
It is refreshing to see someone so honest in the industry, not afraid to put things right and by doing so being as relatable as ever.
Thank you Lauren for speaking up and being as real and authentic as you are.
So, what better song to play after tackling such a subject, than ‘Leave A Trace’?
The encore saw Laure Mayberry showing off her amazing vocals by performing ‘Afterglow’. This stunning performance surely sent a wave of goose bumps through the audience.
Finishing on a high and thanking the fans for coming, Chvrches launched into their massive banger ‘ The Mother We Share’.
Alexandra Palace was proper having it, dancing like no one was watching and singing as no one was listening.
What a show it was.
Here is to hoping that Lauren got her well-deserved beers and that everyone who hasn’t seen Chvrches live, better makes sure to get a ticket any time soon, cause you’re missing out!
Chvrches – pure synth pop perfection.