[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer]
Groups of rock lovers filled Alexandra Palace’s iconic walls on Saturday 28th November 2015 for a show that sold out within two hours. The band, who had their latest album That’s the Spirit reach an incredible No. 2 in the album charts, have had a big year in terms of festivals and talks for the future; so everyone knew this performance was going to be a blast.
First on stage, having only formed three years ago, and having had their debut album White Nosie released for just over a year now, American rock band Pvris have risen high and risen quickly. With only three members, the band played their eerie electronics into the crowd brilliantly and got the crowd ready for the night ahead. With popular songs such as ‘St Patrick’ and ‘My House’, Pvris left us tingling from their haunting yet beautiful rhythm. Front-woman Lyndsey Gunnulfsen, works to create a powerful vocal effect alongside the diverse instrumentals in every song that they perform.
Neck Deep were the main support band and turned away from Pvris’s eerie craftsmanship to start the pop-punk party. They played most of the songs from their newest album Life’s Not Out To Get You; a collection of tracks about overcoming the struggles of life. Their heavy drums and incredible guitar riffs sounded throughout the hall, heightening the energy left from Pvris. Both ‘Gold Steps’ and ‘Can’t Kick Up The Roots’ hit hard with mosh pits at every chorus, and successfully pumped up the crowd just in time for Bring Me The Horizon.
Lights flashed in front of us as ‘Doomed’ started to play, with the crowd shouting over lead singer Olly Sykes. The electro/metal track fills the building with pulsating noise and a huge LED screen glows behind the band; showcasing words and hypnotic patterns that continue throughout the night. The band hold the show together with songs such as ‘Shadow Moses’ and ‘Sleepwalking’ from their Sempiternal album, and ‘Happy Song’ and ‘Throne’ from That’s the Spirit. Cannons of confetti closed the show and everyone left feeling fulfilled and buzzing from an amazing night.
The old BMTH has been quite forgotten, which may be a shame for their longer standing fans. However, the band’s shift of focus has converted huge amounts of young and old; coming together for what Olly Sykes described as “The best night of their lives.”
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