This was my third CHVRCHES show this year. Despite the new stage pieces(which were pretty awesome btw) and new songs since the record’s release, it was pretty much The Indy and Mezzanine shows all over again. As pleasant as she is in between songs(and she is so sweet), Lauren still doesn’t have very much stage presence. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not saying she ruined the experience or anything, I’m just so used to seeing front women who are much more animated(probably two thirds of the bands I listen to or watch live have female vocalists). Considering how energetic Martin is(and let’s not forget that he used to sing and perform We Sink before the record came out) you’d figure some of it might rub off on her. Oh well. It was still an incredibly fun show, I just didn’t think it was as good as some fans outside The Fox or on the BART we’re claiming.
Oh… and The Fox played The Knife’s Heartbeats twice… and I got my Jamie McKelvie tour poster with US dates :D
There are a couple more photos on flickr too.