Chvrches invades The Fillmore Charlotte


CHVRCHES hit the road in the United States this fall, touring on behalf of their most recent album release Every Open Eye, and will invade the Queen City Oct. 28. The Scottish trio are expected to display an unimaginable light show and unforgettable performance in front of a sold out crowd at The Fillmore Charlotte Wednesday night.

CHVRCHES took the synth pop world by storm with the release of their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe in 2013. Since the release of the universally popular album, the Scottish trio, consisting of the harmonizing vocals of Lauren Mayberry and the irresistible beat-makers Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, the band has nearly accomplished it all. The infectious tone that the electronic music community fell in love with in 2013 rolls on with the release of their sophomore album, Every Open Eye.

Featuring the three hit tracks, “Leave A Trace,” “Clearest Blue,” and “Never Ending Circles” broke personal records upon its release last month breaking into Billboard 200’s top 10 topping the Scottish music charts. The Glaswegian band strove to push the same emotional boundaries they touched upon in their debut album.

In an interview with Pitchfork, Dougherty said, “I wanted to avoid making a ‘mature’ album. That said, it’s not like we’re making saccharine shite. There’s important lyrical content, and we’re still pushing the same emotional boundaries, but also trying to make it as accessible as possible.”

In the past, the band has tended to refrain from explicitly clarifying their lyrics, leaving the interpretation for the listener to decide. However in the same interview with Pitchfork, Mayberry mentioned Leave A Trace is undoubtedly an angry anti-love song.

The song is the middle finger mic-drop. It’s about that point where you’re like, ‘There’s no point having this conversation anyways: There will be no resolve, I won’t feel better about it, you won’t feel better about it, no outcome from this will actually change my reality.’ It makes me feel better to write about that—I’ve done something constructive with it.

The emotional rhythmic sounds will pierce the speakers inside The Fillmore Charlotte, Wednesday night when Churches swarms Charlotte. Fortunately, a few tickets are still available through The Fillmore Charlotte for the Glaswegian icons’ musical and visual masterpiece next week.

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Jared Allen

Jared Allen

Jared is a music journalist, photographer and avid music listener living in Charlotte, NC. He enjoys live music, long car rides with Kellin Quinn and trips to the local record store, even though he still doesn't own a turntable in fear that his roommates will evict him.

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