Following a recent US arena tour with Fall Out Boy, PVRIS cross the Atlantic as the band hit the road across the UK.
Exactly a year ago,Â PVRIS were in this very same room opening for Lower Than Atlantis. Fast forward the clocks twelve months and, following their meteoric success, the band is undertaking their first UK headline tour. The demand was so high for this show that it sold out several months ago.
The anticipation in the room is palpable, with the eager fans pressed up against the security fence at the front of the stage having queued over six hours outside of the venue to secure their spot.
What is instantly noticeable about the band’s show tonight is the scale of the production, complete with a visual and light show comparable to that of an arena show. It demonstrates their drive and ambition. Judging by their reception tonight, it won’t be long before PVRIS are headlining arena shows of their own.
As PVRIS takes the stage, it doesn’t take long before it gets hot and sweaty in the room. The band delivers a set anchored around their debut album,Â White Noise. PVRIS have a unique brand of electronic rock highlighted by the sublime vocals of Lynn Gunn.
The band drives through their euphoric set, barely stopping for breath. They kick off the show with a triple whammy of “Smoke,” “Mirrors,” and “St. Patrick” before slowing down proceedings with the beautiful “Only Love.”
The eyes of adoring fans are transfixed on the band. “Ghosts” comes complete with a snappy drum intro, driving bass line, and hypnotic guitar riffs; the crowd sings along, hanging on every word.
PVRIS close their main set with “Let Them In” and the fans go wild, but is not done yet. They return to the stage and launch into “You and I,” during which Lynn Gunn gets up close and personal with the fans jumping off the stage into the pit. The haunting synth intro and rolling bass line of “My House” light the blue touch paper in the room and signals the end of the night.
With just a single album’s worth of material, their set is short at just over an hour, leaving the audience wanting more. The band delivered a high-energy set, which didn’t subside. Inevitably, in time, people will look back at this night as an “I was there” concert moments. PVRIS will inevitably be a hit on the summer festival circuit this year.