In Concert: Cut Copy
Hailing from the land down under, Melbourne’s Cut Copy make their job look utterly fun.
With pulsating stage visuals and a striking light show to equal any rave, lead singer Dan Whitford’s angelic hand gestures only elevate the euphoria. Truthfully, the best part about Cut Copy is that their music feels alive.
This is a group of musicians that feed into the thrill of playing together. Promoting a new record entitled Haiku From Zero, their sound culls and surrounds itself in late ’80s and early ‘90s dance music. One might also suggest that they’re in no hurry to overlook the past either.
Truthfully, the best part about Cut Copy is that their music feels alive.
In fact, halfway through tonight’s sold-out show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, crowd favourite “Hearts of Fire” fervently pumps everyone up with its sublime “Oooh, yeah” vocal samples. Hands over hearts, it is a transcendental moment, with every individual locking into one groove and freeing their minds.
Not to sound as if the whole night is lead singer Dan Whitford’s show, though. In reality, guitarist Tim Hoey stands immediately to his left, often providing equally buoyant energy.
This is a group of musicians that feed into the thrill of playing together.
Even more propulsive, drummer Mitchell Scott continually keeps up a frenetic pace while Ben Browning sashays to his right on bass and keyboards.
In the end, Cut Copy proves to be an experience akin to a neon-lit dream. A dream that sees you contemplating leaving your day job to join their synth-pop journey. I said they were fun, didn’t I?