@ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL, TORONTO
FEBRUARY 8, 2020
It was no surprise that there was a big buzz looming around tonight’s performance by Metronomy as their latest album, Metronomy Forever has been positively acclaimed by many reviewers. After touring Europe, Asia, and South America, the veteran band led by frontman Joseph Mount are now taking over North America with their eclectic mix of electronic and rock music.
Dressed in white jumpsuits, Metronomy played an impressive 21-song set filled with eye-popping sounds that got the crowd dancing all night. “Lately”, “The Bay”, and “Wedding Bells” were the perfect start to the night, as all three songs contain catchy beats with their wide range of synths.
All five members displayed their talents throughout the show. Drummer Anna Prior effortlessly showcased her clean vocals and drumming in “Everything Goes My Way.” Bassist Gbenga Abelekan kept rocking his bass guitar and hyping up the crow. The highlight of the night was keyboardists Oscar Cash and Michael Lovett performing their own DJ set of “Boy Racers” and “Lying Low.” As they move closer to each other and start rocking their set, the whole crowd’s energy level went up.
Though Metronomy played the majority of songs from Metronomy Forever, and also added some of their past hits, including “The Look” from The English Riviera, which got the crowd singing loudly to every word as if everyone was waiting for that moment. Mount gets the crowd singing proudly with “Love Letters” from the album of the same name to transition to the sultry “Sex Emoji”. The audience loudly cheers on for more music before performing a stripped-down tune of “Upset My Girlfriend,” and ending the night with one of their classics, “Radio Ladio” from their 2008 album Nights Out.
Metronomy delivered a performance to remember, as it was evident everyone was feeling satisfied on the way out.
(Photography by Andrew Wu)