Review: Metronomy

At the time I was asked to review the gig, I only vaguely recognised the name Metronomy: a band that was suggested to me by a friend and fellow music fan circa 2011, about the same time they released their Mercury nominated album The English Riviera. As I recall, I gave them a stream, but unenthused I dropped them like a stone. Tonight I’ve come to see them play the opening night of their Summer 08 tour at Glasgow’s O2 ABC, purely on that five year old recommendation and the chance that they might actually be good.

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Review: Maximo Park

I remember what attracted me to Maximo Park’s quintessential debut back in 2005. It was the preciseness in which the energy hit, the rate and movement as it built and surged through the songs, and the integrity of the singer’s voice. Yet somehow I kept the band in the background, while I obsessed over the more obscure artists of the time. Now its ten years later, people talk specifically about ‘nostalgia’ when speaking of Maximo Park, yet to me A Certain Trigger has always evoked that feeling.

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