March 15th, 2013 | Photos

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande
The electro pop trio Chvrches were warmly embraced by music lovers at The Echo for the Scottish band’s first visit to LA. Night train, In-N-Out, and Martin Doherty’s almost meeting Morrissey were a few of the memories they can take with them as they headed over to SXSW. The set was short (many songs from debut EP Recover), but was somehow fulfilling as each song had a healthy dose of Lauren Mayberry’s vocals and charm.

Letting the music flow through her, Karen Marie Ørsted (aka MØ) flowed on stage with projections behind her. The synth pop artist from Denmark makes an instant impression. It’s a good thing.