Live Review

Metronomy + Tubelord, Macbeth, London

They do not go under appreciated by the sweaty crowd in a dangerously packed Macbeth.


kicked off proceedings on the final night of Levis’ five night stay at the Macbeth and did so with quite a lot of volume. Undoubtedly carrying a fair amount of local support these high school rockers managed to put on a decent set of raw and powerful rock songs that despite being grossly past their sell by date sounded refreshingly different against the Pigeon Detective pounding commercial radios split your ears with all day everyday. As with every other night this week Levis’ had teamed up two unlikely counterparts in a successful bid to put on an original show and open up peoples ears to new music. Their Ones to Watch brand has built up a lot of momentum in the past year, especially with the recent success of acts graduating from this stage 12 months ago.

Tonight’s headliners Metronomy are no new boys, but having already released an album under the same guise a few years back Joseph Mount has made his part time back full time collaborators to great affect. The band now not only represents Mount’s awesome songwriting abilities but one of the best live repertoires you are likely to find. There is still room for cuts of the first album such as ‘You Could Easily Have Me’ and these do not go under appreciated by the sweaty crowd in a dangerously packed Macbeth. There would be no danger if the crowd stood still, but with the bass riffs to groove to and the choreographed dance moves to copy there is little chance of that. Mount has surprised many with his vocals, but anyone with the album in their possession would not have been surprised by the brilliance of ‘My Heart Rate Rapid’, ‘Radio Ladio’ and ‘Heartbreaker’.

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