photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
CHVRCHES / Still Corners @ Mohawk - 6/5/2013
Glasgow trio Chvrches soon took the stage, led by pixie-sized Lauren Mayberry firing off 2012 single "Lies" at the onset. After the brief singalong, the group headed into unfamiliar territory, blending lush, unharnessed electro-pop. Mayberry's Scottish chirp guided everything along, maneuvering a well-crafted set built around the remaining three singles on their much-celebrated EP. Still, unfamiliar with the non-hits, many in the crowd fell into disengaged chatter.Scottish band CHVRCHES' skyrocket success really started in Austin during SXSW and the band have quickly gotten popular enough (despite only having released a handful of songs) to have fans filling every inch of the Mohawk on Wednesday (6/5). Opening the show was UK act Still Corners who just release their second album for Sub Pop (the lovely Strange Pleasures). Pictures from Mohawk are below.
Chvrches remains a smartly-marketed outfit that's conquered the Googling conundrum by swapping a "u" for a "v" in their moniker. Like many of their electronic contemporaries, they operate in Tumblr instead of a traditional website, making it easy to share content. And yet, no amount of PR can make up for the fact that no one had access to the songs from their upcoming LP. Mayberry acknowledged this toward the end of the set. - [Austin Chronicle]