Archive for March, 2014

Last Thursday, Ethan and I traveled all the way to KINGSTON UPON THAMES (yeah, I know), to see Metronomy play a gig at McClusky’s, a nightclub that was just as hard to locate with the naked eye as it was with the help of Google maps. I knew the gig would be intimate, but there can’t have been more than 80 people, which I really enjoyed, as I was expecting to be gasping for air as I skirted around a mosh pit. I also knew the gig would be open to all ages, but I still didn’t expect there to be such a range. There were five year olds, high above the crowd and perched upon their parent’s shoulders, teenagers, twenty year olds, thirty year olds, forty plus and I think I even saw an elderly member of the public, headbanging or something. How rock and roll is that?

The band played fan favorites as well as most of their newest ‘Love Letters’ album. Ethan’s more of a Metronomy… nut than I am, but I think that a) the kindly priced tickets and b) the very energetic women in front of us made me exited to follow their future steps.

I really like a performance, as well as good music when it comes to playing live. Although they all put effort into including the crowd and giving a bit of a show, I think that was the only place they faltered. My favorite of the band is the bassist, Olugbenga Adelekan, just watching him bob about as he played his made me smile. My absolute favourite¬†song of the night was the last they played, for different reasons than that, obviously, and it’s called ‘The Most Immaculate Haircut’, I really like the simple things that the writer envies about the man in the song. The grass is always greener on the other side, but having better plant feed wont make you as happy as you imagine.

Um… superb lighting and all that, security guards did a great job (not on the lighting, that would be daft).