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Metronomy play North Carolina's Cat's Cradle

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Metronomy, which consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Joseph Mount, Anna Prior on drums, Olugbenga Adelekan on bass, and Oscar Cash on guitar and saxophone, visited Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC on Saturday night. The band is currently touring North America in support of their album ‘Love Letters.’

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Metronomy opened their set with “Month of Sundays,” flowing through to the catchy tune “The Look” off Mercury-prize nominated album “The English Riviera.” Other highlights of the show included the “Love Letters” title track, 2011’s “She Wants,” and the ‘Nights Out’ single “Heartbreaker.”

While each member of Metronomy is talented on their individual instrument, the almost rap-like qualities of “I’m Aquarius” showcased the harmonic backing vocals of the entire band. Multi-talent took another lead when Oscar Cash stepped up to main vocals, covering the Box Codax song “Naked Smile,” which Metronomy previously remixed.

Taking a step forward from the early days of sticking press lights on their chests, a higher-tech modern Metronomy setup now features coordinated glowing keyboards, light up clouds behind Anna Prior’s drums, and matching white suits for the band. Joseph Mount and company still retain Metronomy’s famous dance moves, but present a more polished and suave appearance to go along with the light show.

“The Bay,” which closed out the main set before heading into the encore, was possibly the highlight of the night, and proved popular amongst the Cat’s Cradle audience. The very enthusiastic crowd had been dancing and singing along all night, and brought a strong showing of support for Metronomy in Carrboro.

With Cat’s Cradle being only the second show, Metronomy still has quite a few stops left on their tour, so check to see if they are visiting a city near you. Be sure to pick up ‘Love Letters’ out now.


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