Cut Copy Lights Up The Troc
Last Thursday, March 31st, Cut Copy and Holy Ghost! lit up the Trocadero with a musical soundscape full of delicious digital sounds and visual lightscapes that energized the crowd into a dancing frenzy.
Both bands partake in the current resurgence of synthesized and electrified pop-rock songs. Seemingly drawing heavily from the synth-pop of the 80’s, this new trend in music takes all that 80’s goodness, distills it down and leaves out the bad – what we have left is an awesome live show without all that 80s weirdness.
Holy Ghost! took the stage with the Trocadero fans ready to get down. Touring in support of their debut self-titled album, Holy Ghost! has cultivated a following for themselves in Brooklyn, backed by LCD’s James Murphy, and are now on tour with the experts of synth-pop, Cut Copy.
Technology, obviously the catalyst for this band, played a major role in the Holy Ghost! set. On multiple songs, an iPad was put to use: as a drum pad, as a mixer and probably to update some social media accounts. Their set had people moving but lacked the excitement, energy and uniqueness one desires from a synth-pop band. Albeit, Holy Ghost! primed the crowd for an all out mass of dance and movement induced by the ultra-catchy synth jams of Cut Copy.
Taking to the stage, Cut Copy’s members entered through a large wooden door, which appeared to ripped off of some suburbanite’s home. Serving as the center-piece of the stage, this door later proved to be a massive LCD screen, providing an intense visual show blending with the music.
From the first note, to the last Cut Copy propelled the crowd into a moving, dancing mass. Mixing a few older hits, but primarily performing of off Zonoscope, the guys in Cut Copy seemed to have as much energy as the crowd, showing the enjoyment they receive from performing.
To put Cut Copy’s music into words one friend described it as “ a sapphire electric injection of win-juice direct to the soul.” This sapphire-electric injection of win-juice; a light show rivaling the sun; and a packed Trocadero house combined to be one hell of an electrifying show.
Check out both setlists and pics from the show below. In case you’re lost in the dark, you can stream, Zonoscope here to light your way.
Holy Ghost! setlist: Wait and See / Hold On / It’s Not Over / Slow Motion / Do It Again / I Will Come Back / Jam for Jerry
Cut Copy setlist: Visions / Nobody Lost, Nobody Found / Where I’m Going / Feel the Love / Corner of the Sky / Lights and Music / Take Me Over / Pharaohs & Pyramids / Saturdays / Voices in Quartz / Hearts On Fire / Sun God / Encore: Need You Now / Out There on the Ice