by Tiana Feng
On Tuesday, I lined up at 7:30pm for 8pm doors at the Mod Club for the quite buzzed about CHVRCHES. Diana was the opener of the night. This was a listed CMW show and I was the fourth person in line. As media and a photographer, I was told some very misleading information by the CMW staff upon entry after already waiting way too long in line as a wristband holder. However, the group of bloggers and media people I was with all got in thanks to the pro questioning of Frank over at Chromewaves.
Bustling with Army Girls rock demeanor, Carmen Elle played their frequently talked about synth-pop as DIANA. It was occasionally accompanied by Joseph Shabason on saxophone. Sound-wise they always are pleasant to the ears but there’s something weird about being a rock star on stage to electro-pop, especially the much smoother tunes.
Glasgow Scotland’s CHVRCHES were probably one of the most about artists this month, after creating quite the buzz at SXSW. The crowd here in Toronto was sold out and adoring fans mouthed words to their tunes. Martin Doherty took the stage for one of the tunes, but it was one of the more weaker parts of the set and slightly awkward. They should leave the singing to Lauren Mayberry, who was quite captivating for how small she is. She’s also too adorable to be a real person. They played songs from their yet-to-be released EP, including favourites “Recover” and some unreleased songs from an upcoming LP. They proved to be more than just a one-hit-wonder buzz band. CHVRCHES were totally worth the wait and door problems.