DF Concerts presents
Sat 2 Mar 2013 | 7pm | SOLD OUT
Much-hyped Glasgow electro trio Churches make their Arches debut as part of their first UK headline tour.
No. 5 in the BBC Sound of 2013 poll, live sessions for Radio 1, one of the Observer’s Ones To Watch and a tour with Passion Pit… and all in the space of less than a year. It’s safe to say that Chvrches are one of the hottest and most hyped new acts around.
Despite members coming together from various Glasgow indie projects (Blue Sky Archives, Aereogramme, The Unwinding Hours and The Twilight Sad), as CHVRCHES the trio favour a hard and sweet electro pop, moulded by influences from Prince and Michael Jackson to The Knife and Robyn. Their first single Lies caused an underground sensation after being platformed on electro-centric hip blog Neon Gold, with follow up The Mother We Share happily confirming many expectations amongst fans.
This hometown show, one of only a handful Glasgow dates performed so far, comes as part of their first UK headline tour. Support comes from Anticon’s latest signing Young Fathers.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over, ID will be required)
Please enter through Argyle Street
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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