CLUB NME Koko - 7th December 2007
Not only is it a comment on the attire among the crowd in the Koko tonight, but over the last year there has been an undeniable rise of plaid shirts and quiffs that have accompanied the mockney vocal trend multiple bands are adopting on the indie scene.
Skanking strides ahead of this lot, while simultaneously looking over their shoulder with their retro sound are South London quintet The Metros, who have the audience jumping in time with their 2d beats.
Though the 1965 offerings contain youth in abundance, their live set is reminiscent of The Jam and the upbeat party anthems of Dexy’s Midnight Runners, yet front man Saul Adamczewski adds another dimension with a heavy cockney layer on top. Singing from centre stage in his camel duffle coat, Saul portrays the encounters in the songs using elongated words, with some infectious rounds of ‘Wooahs’ and a most noticeable ‘fucking asbo’ sounding loud and clear during set highlight, Education Pt 2. The current scene may be rife with mockney storytellers spearheaded by a certain Jack Penate, but The Metros shake it all up with a difference.