PVRIS – The Institute, Birmingham 09/04/16

When you can sell out your first UK headline tour months in advance, you’re clearly doing something right. PVRIS’s synth-driven rock has won them support slots with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon and Lower Than Atlantis previously, but tonight 1,500 avid fans have gathered for them alone.

Opening on Smoke, Mirrors and crowd favorite St Patrick it’s soon clear why – front-woman Lyndsey Gunnulfsun has some set of pipes and knows how to rock. It shouldn’t be such a surprise, but in an age where talent is so often overlooked, it’s hard not to be taken back at some of the notes that she hits with ease.

PVRIS may currently only have one album out, but with dance inducing samples and ballsy riffs filling every track, the crowd treat every song like a hit. White Noise and Fire continue the party, before Only Love and an acoustic version of Ghosts slow down the proceedings, once more giving Gunn’s vocals a chance to shine. With fellow band members Alex Babinski and Brian MacDonald regularly being lost in clouds of smoke, only to be lit up as strobed silhouettes, Eyelids, Holy and Let Them In bring the band’s short, but sweet, set to an end. Returning to the stage for new single You and I and the anthemic My House, PVRIS close a killer set.

If they manage to keep the momentum they’ve built going for album No2., they’ll be hitting the second city’s arenas in no time. Get to know them now, before everyone else does.

Smoke
Mirrors
St. Patrick
White Noise
Fire
Only Love
Ghosts – Acoustic
Eyelids
Holy
Let Them In

Encore:
You And I
My House

 


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