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Photos: Chvrches at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Chvrches at Express Live!Chvrches took the stage at Express Live! Saturday night - All photos by Matt Ellis
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It’s pretty hard to believe it was seven years ago when I last covered Scottish indietronica synth-pop band Chvrches at their massive outdoor LC show, yet here we are, three UK Top Ten albums and countless hours of local radio spins later for another massive show, this time on the indoor stage at Express Live!

With their fourth album recently released, the band, consisting of lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry and multi-instrumentalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, returned to Columbus as part of their Screen Violence World Tour.

One thing that was significantly different from 2014 was the confidence and stage presence of Mayberry, who had a captivated crowd fixed on her as she danced around the stage while perfectly delivering Chvrches delightfully catchy radio hits.

One thing that hasn’t changed was the love the band has in Columbus, as the near-sold out crowd packed into Express Live! to dance and sing along to their favorite songs, including recent CD92.9 playlist staple, “He Said She Said.”

New Jersey singer-songwriter Donna Missal opened the show.

Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus Crew MLS team. More about Matt can be found on his Instagram.

All photos by Matt Ellis

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