To end the month of May with a bang, we saw Fanclubwallet and Chvrches in Fort Lauderdale at Revolution Live. It was a night for the female-fronted bands.
The show started with Ottawa-based, female-fronted alternative band Fanclubwallet. Led by singer-songwriter Hannah Judge, we felt at home with them, with the songs feeling like they are straight from a coming-of-age movie. Their chemistry as a band is strong, and they feel like a group of your cool musician friends. Their material is relatable since it talks about what it is like to grow up and navigate your way through adolescence. Check out this article for our review of one of ‘That I Won’t Do,’ which we featured in November in a rising stars roundup.
Chvrches Wanted To ‘leave a trace’ In Fort Lauderdale
Following them was Chvrches, the UK-based indie-pop group. Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry lit up the stage and twirled her way around, looking like she was absorbing every waking moment. They started with extraterrestrial-sounding introduction music, followed by ‘He Said She Said’ and Forever. You can read our analysis of the former track here. She shone brightly with her glittery eyeliner and sparkly black dress to open the show and we knew it was a party.
Their music combines 80s synth sounds, compelling live instrumentation, and Lauren’s powerful, sweet vocals to create pure, danceable nostalgia. Some of their tracks are so anthemic that we could see them on movie soundtracks, one being ‘Violent Delights.’ Following this song were ‘Bury It’ (which originally features Paramore’s Hayley Williams), ‘Miracle,’ and ‘Final Girl’ (referenced on a shirt Mayberry wore at the end).
Featured image and gallery credit: Marissa Rodriguez
Between Fanclubwallet and Chvrches, we felt like we were living inside a teen coming-of-age movie, and quite frankly, we were living for it.
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