Gig Review and Photography by Kris Askey

PVRIS

All the way from Boston Massachusetts, the combination of Lyndsey Gunnulfsen (Lynn Gunn), Alex Babinkski & Brian MacDonald came to Birmingham’s O2 Academy 3. After releasing their debut album ‘White Noise’ towards the end of 2014, the midlands music fans packed a sold out venue to enjoy an 8-song set that would hit everyone square in the face (in a good way).

PVRIS

PVRIS

PVRIS boast a blend of sound similar to a concoction of dark catchy hooks from Placebo, that synth from CHVRCHES, mixed with the punch from Paramore & the amazing ambience of The 1975. On the night, the crowd were treated to a range of material including the popular songs St. Patrick & My House. These singles are already instant favourites that have racked up nearly 1.5 million hits each on YouTube.

PVRIS

PVRIS

Lynn Gunn showed off a mixture of guitar playing & her great vocal talent the whole night, which works harmoniously with the way she fronts the band. Alex & Brian showed us that they are great musicians who aren’t afraid to get involved with the energy of the crowd. This is why they work so well together on stage, this band is going places and the sounds that they are throwing out are a massive breath of fresh air.

PVRIS

PVRIS

I didn’t know it until I saw them live for the first time, but this is a band that I feel I’ve been waiting for, for a long time. PVRIS are one of those bands where you go along and watch them live & it sounds even better than on the record (Yes, one of those bands). Now that you’re interested, go and check them out, if you like it order their records. Hell, go buy some merch too.

PVRIS

PVRIS

In conclusion, PVRIS pack some punch and have awesome material already. It’s going to be exciting to see what they do and I think I’ll be making sure I see them again very soon.

Light You Up
Light You Up

On the night, they had 2 great support acts in Twin Wild followed by Light You Up who really got the crowd going and ready for an unforgettable show.

SET LIST:
Smoke
St. Patrick
Mirrors
Fire
Ghost
Holy
White Noise
My House

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