Photos: CHVRCHES @ The Fox

09/20/2014

It was a cold August day when all the Bay Area CHVRCHES fans’ hearts were crushed; due to very unfortunate circumstances, they were forced to cancel their performance at this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival. Thursday night at the Fox Theater, the Scottish synth-pop trio performed one heck of a redemption show. Front woman, Lauren Mayberry, expressed the band’s deepest regrets for having to cancel the festival. She graciously thanked all the fans in attendance for their continuous support.

CHVRCHES played a majority of the songs off their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, including crowd favorites, “Recover,” and “The Mother We Share.” In between the jams, Mayberry opened up to the crowd. She spoke on topics ranging from the Scottish Independence Referendum (happening while they were onstage), to playing their very first show in the United States (it was at the Independent, SF). The conversations made everyone laugh and cheer. The crowd got a sense that CHVRCHES are some really down to earth people.

The band put on a brilliant performance, but before we knew it, the show had ended. It was the only bummer of the entire evening. As the band walked off stage Lauren said, “We’ll see you again when we make more songs!”

Setlist::

We Sink
Lies
Lungs
Gun
Night Sky
Strong Hand
Science/Visions
Recover
Tether
Under the Tide
The Mother We Share

Encore::

You Caught the Light
By the Throat

Write up & photos by Leticia Molina