The English Riviera is probably one of the best albums of the year that few people have actually heard and that critics have justly praised. Part Brian Eno, part dreamlike new wave with a hint of early, darker Duran Duran (especially with the basslines), Metronomy's third album is a well-crafted, cinematic work of art filled with popping basslines, organs, subtle guitar and excellent drumming. With songs like the funky bass and synth filled lead single, "She Wants" and the current single, the Roxanne Clifford (Veronica Falls) assisted duet, "Everything Goes My Way," the British quartet earned a 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize nomination for the album's inspired performance, songwriting and melodies.
This Thursday, the band led by frontman Joseph Mount, will perform at Lincoln Hall. In addition to the band's impressive songs is their performance which includes dancing and a light show. By light show, it should be stated that the band wears lights on their chests that sync up with the music adding another level of impressiveness to the band. With the current (and newer) lineup, an album that more than deserves inclusion in your library and a performance that is as technically brilliant as it is musically brilliant, Metronomy's performance at Lincoln Hall is exactly where you should be this Thursday night.
Tickets for Metronomy's October 27 performance at Lincoln Hall can be purchased here. Class Actress and Kid Color are opening.