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Metronomy headline the first night of Field Day with a superb performance

Metronomy prove they are ready to headline a festival by delivering a magnificent show at London’s Victoria Park


Metronomy at Field Day (7th June 2014)

Metronomy closed the first night of Field Day with a triumphant show. Having released their fourth  studio album Love Letters on 10th March via Because Music, the two-day event held at London’s Victoria Park saw the electronic quartet headline a major festival for the first time.


Following performances from Blood Orange, Warpaint and Jon Hopkins, at 21:35 the Eat Your Own Ears stage finally disclosed to present singer Joe Mount and Co. all wearing coordinated white outfits. Opening with two vibrant songs from  their second album Nights Out – Holiday and Lady Radio  – Metronomy played a  very entertaining 80 minute set which included a mixture of the new material and their previous hits such as The Bay and The Look.


With the clapping from the crowd encouraged by bassist Olugbenga Adelekan, the title track of their latest record started with a long intro and multi-instrumentalist Mount moved from the middle of stage holding the tambourine to the left hand side to play a little white piano. Speaking to the crowd, the front man explained how emotional was to perform at Victoria Park as the band used to play football there.


The Upsetter was dedicated to all the people in love and amidst the gig, keyboard player Oscar Cash surprised the fans by taking the centre of the stage and sing Naked Smile, a cover by Box Codax.


After the melancholic lo-fi The Most Immaculate Haircut, Mount asked the crowd if they remembered the year 2006. This set the scene to play their final song, the instrumental You Could Easily Have, the very first track of their 2006’s debut album Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe Me). Every song was well received and even if no encore followed surely no one left the park with disappointment.


9/10 Read our review of the album