Cut Copy @ The Palace, May 2011
Electronic indie band, Cut Copy, were back in their home town to play their first club show in Melbourne in three years. A much anticipated gig at Melbourne’s The Palace saw a packed out crowd see their home town heroes return.
Before we jump straight into Cut Copy’s set we must give a big shout out to Sydney band, The Holidays. They rattled off a number of song from their current album Post Paradise. They did a great job getting the early crowd warmed up with their indie tunes, catchy lyrics and percussion beats.
Having their debut album Post Paradise hit stores late 2011 it was good to see a solid performance of tracks from it. They seemed very comfortable out there on The Palace’s big stage as they performed a number of hits including ‘Moonlight Hours’, ‘Golden Sky’ and ’6AM’.
It was then time forCut Copy. The wasted no time and churned out a great mix of songs from their latest two albums ‘In Ghost Colours’ and this years ‘Zonoscope’, with a few tracks from ‘Bright Lights Neon Love’ thrown in for good measure.
The first big song to get the crowd going was ‘Lights and Music’. While standing in the middle of the dance floor it felt like a trampoline as the crowd moshed as one. Something I have neither seen or felt at an electro indie gig. Other songs worth a mention were ‘Saturdays’ and ‘Hearts on fire’ which had similar crowd participation.
It was great to see Cut Copy deliver a number of new songs from their latest record, Zonoscope. Songs included ‘Need You Now’, ‘Take Me Over’ and ‘Where I’m Going’.
In a bit of a surprise Cut Copy delivered not 1 but 2 encores. The first included ‘Need You Now’ followed by ‘Out there on the ice’. Everyone thought it was over and started heading for the doors.
The second encore was the biggest shock, and by the time they arrived back on stage the place was only 2/3 full which left plenty of room to dance. Playing “Feel The Love” from In Ghost Colours, it was a great way to end the night.