LIVE – Metronomy @ O2 Academy, Birmingham,UK

Review and Photography by Robert Barrett

There are some bands that wherever and whenever you catch them live, you know going to be in for a good time. Metronomy are one of those live acts, and unsurprisingly brought the party to a Saturday night In Birmingham.

A stunning back lit stage set up gave way to the band who kicked off with “Love Factory” and ‘The Bay” from their two biggest albums “The English Rivera and “Love Letters”.

Currently promoting seventh album “Small World”, the band have been up and down the country playing all the usual venues except for tonight. “It’s been nice to play the Academy rather than the Institute, good to see another side of Birmingham” mused Frontman Joe Mount.

Most of the night was made up of their post 2010 albums, but two tracks from “Nights Out” got a roaring reception from the crowd. The band have never been one for theatrics, instead act like a well-oiled machine whilst pumping out tune after tune. Even the new tracks such as the bouncy “It Feels So Good To Be Back” felt like they had been part of the set for years.

The encore focused on some of their biggest songs, starting with the bassline heavy “Old Skool”, to the pysch smoothie “Love Letters” and ending with “You Could Easily Have Me” from their debut EP. Metronomy are a live act that can always be recommended to anyone who wants to party and have a good time, they will never let you down.

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