As I was walking into Summit Music Hall in Downtown Denver to see MS MR, I was not sure what to expect. Immediately, I was pleasantly surprised with the venues layout. Open spaces and plenty of room to dance, which was necessary for the show. As an opening act for Marina and the Diamonds, and fresh to the scene, they were quick to impress.
As an enigmatic Brooklyn based duo, with no personal information on the band except that MS is the singer and MR plays the synthesizers. You would never have thought that they had not been playing together for years. They clearly have been using their intellectual inspirations as it is shown through their videos and music. They are tackling pop in a completely different way, more intellectually. They have said that there are 46 different bands that have inspired them. Their music clearly reflects the various influences.
As the show began, there was an inevitable energy that you could feel from the band. Instantly, you saw that they purely enjoyed playing together and their music solidified that.
They immediately had the crowds’ approval with their metronomic beat. Very seldom do you hear a band that could be compared to Florence and the Machine, but with the voice of the female lead singer, MS, there is no doubt that the two go hand in hand.
MS MR won the approval of everyone in the crowd, and they are an up and coming band that should not be missed.