Metronomy, Class Actress, American Royalty at RiverRocks, Pier 54, NYC, 28 July 2011
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Photos of American Royalty, Class Actress, and quirky Brits Metronomy at the RiverRocks Pier 54 show in NYC, just this past Thursday.
For some reason I thought I had shot American Royalty before. The name did sound familiar. At one point they mentioned their name 4 times in a row “American Royalty, American Royalty, American Royalty, American Royalty”. Turns out there’s another band called US Royalty. HAH! Now I get it. The Los Angeles-based band put on a dance electronic show that got the crowd jumping, as you’ll see in the video below.
While Elizabeth Harper, AKA Class Actress, brought out the sultry, smooth as butter vocals for her 80s influenced, electronic hooks set. Class Actress’ performance, with her oversized specs and dramatic hand gestures, reminded me of a female Jarvis Cocker. She even had the hip movements of the Pulp frontman.
Headlining the night was the experimental sounds of Metronomy from the U.K. Their quirky pieces, mixed with some funk and pop, reminiscent of early 21st century bands like The Futureheads and Bloc Party, made for an eclectic set ready to be blasted on to dance floors. Props for the night included glowing lights, found at your local Home Depot.
Enjoy the images: