Live Review

PVRIS, Forum, London

7th March 2016

After a year of relentless touring, no wonder tonight is accomplished.

PVRIS do things seamlessly. A swamped tour schedule since their first London visit - they debuted at the Barfly just over a year ago - has made them more than capable of dominating larger stages. Dates with Bring Me The Horizon and Fall Out Boy; festivals from Warped Tour to Reading & Leeds and Slam Dunk - it’s no wonder this Forum show, still part of the run for 2014 debut ‘White Noise’, is accomplished.

They’re now experienced enough to shift scenes from electronic flourished selections to pure rock. Tonight each number from ‘White Noise’ gets a run through - and for any outsiders it’d be tough to pick out the singles, such is the fevered reaction to each track from opener ‘Smoke’ onwards.

It’s frontwoman Lynn Gunn who spearheads the group on stage - guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian Macdonald remain largely hidden throughout - but when she commands such an immense presence, who’d blame them? Occasionally ditching her guitar completely to take on full kinetic mode, she exudes a confidence that doesn’t lose a row of the sold-out room (even when asking them to put their phones away for the slow-burning ‘Only Love’).

It’s PVRIS’ all-encompassing attitude that’s allowed them to spread beyond their pure rock beginnings - tonight shows there’s no limit.

Photos: Carolina Faruolo

Tags: PVRIS, Reviews, Live Reviews

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