Grande Halle de la Villette,
Friday 31st October 2014—2014-10-28 22:05
Each year brings its new load of brilliant albums filled with unstoppable hits ready to mollify even the most demanding fans, but if there can be only one in 2013, it could be Chvrches. Driven by their charming singer Lauren Mayberry and her two cohorts Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, the Scottish trio has hit hard with a series of terrific singles with a definite style: somewhere between Robyn and new wave, their eccentric and frenzied synth-pop is built on straight forward production, Mayberry’s mischievous voice, and a grandiose synthesizer cathedral. Tracks such as “Gun”, “Mother We Share”, “Lies”, or “Recover” are all capable of setting fire to stadiums, festivals, and dance-floors alike. The three Scots have even taken over the USA with their explosive performances, and Chvrches is everywhere, from video-games (Gran Turismo 6, FIFA 2014) to TV (Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, and more). Fortunately for us, they will have the time to come and enchant us in Paris this year.