Cut Copy performed perhaps one of the most memorable shows in
the Ogden’s recent history on Tuesday night. The combination of
pulsating beats, strobe lights, and front man Dan Whitford’s vocals
bewitched their fans into a fit of dance. Along the way converting the
non-believers in the sold out crowd. The violent strobe flashes and the raging pulses of colored spotlights blended seamlessly with euphoric synth pop beats and throbbing bass riffs.
The Australian quartet played a combination of songs from their three
albums, including “Need You Now” and “Hanging On To Every Heartbeat”
from their newest album Zonoscape. The audience was enraptured by the time they played their first hit “Lights and Music”, but by the time they played their biggest hit to date, “Hearts On Fire”, the audience was so consumed with the hypnotizing get-up-and-dance beats that not a still person remained.
The night opened with Washed Out, the stage persona of chillwave
artist Ernest Greene, who delivered an ethereal set of songs from his
debut album, With and Without. Washed Out ended with the indie crowd
fan favorite “Eyes Be Closed”, energizing the anxious crowd distracted with feverish anticipation for the more uptempo headliners.
Cut Copy has such an explosive stage presence that once taken in is
hard to overestimate. Their sets are like a hallucinogenic drug in which all
the problems of the world all seem to fade away once in the basking
glow that is Cut Copy.