Finding an album that you can listen to cover-to-cover is difficult. Finding a band that can successfully perform that album live is even more difficult.
But when Chvrches took to the stage at The Buckhead Theatre last Wednesday, they proved once again why they are able to sell out venues with their memorable songs and mesmerizing live concert experience.
Since starting in 2011, the Scottish electro-pop band has pulled in huge fans and casual listeners alike each time they perform in Atlanta. And Wednesday was no different as Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty raised expectations about what a live concert should be. In true Chvrches fashion, the on-stage light show (reminiscent of their ‘Lies’ music video) captivated the Buckhead audience and provided a visual show that no one will soon forget.
It is easy to get hooked on Chvrches album ‘The Bones of What You Believe.’ Because Chvrches moves beyond the standard sound of synthpop with brash and compelling lyrics, they are able to give a great concert experience for all.
Some highlights included listening to album favorites like ‘Gun,’ ‘Lies,’ and ‘Under the Tide.’ It is in their haunting blend of male and female vocals that Chvrches is able to engage audiences throughout the entire set.
With their unique use of synthesizers, lights (and even tambourines from time-to-time), Chvrches raised the bar of what electronic music is.
Wednesday’s performance at The Buckhead Theatre wrapped up the band’s stint in Atlanta. Chvrches is now off to Austin City Limits before heading back abroad, hopefully to add more music to their already impressive repertoire. But Atlanta will eagerly await their return.