Metronomy

From03 May 2019to 05 May 2019

Metronomy

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Metronomy is an English electronic group from Devon and Totnes, which began as the solo project of frontman Joe Mount in 1999.

It’s funny how many great bands seem to start off as little more than a bedroom project, but Metronomy are one such outfit; Joe Mount had been messing around with making music under the name for quite some time – starting in the late nineties and early noughties, whilst he was still living with his parents in south-west England – before he was finally able to put the moniker to an album release proper; “Nights Out”, released in September 2008, might not have been the band’s debut album – that accolade fell to the strangely-titled “Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe)” – but it was the album that announced Metronomy’s subtle, low-key blend of synthpop and electronica to the alternative music world, and carved them out a cult fanbase in the process.

What it wasn’t, though, was Metronomy’s breakthrough; instead, it was album number three that could claim that title, as “The English Riviera” – released in April 2011 – met with rave reviews and earned a Mercury Prize nomination later that year. Its success was down in no small part to the increased confidence on stage that the band had been displaying, as they’d finally managed to nail down a consistent lineup that included Anna Prior behind the drum kit and Gbenga Adelekan on bass. They built upon their burgeoning reputation in March 2014 with “Love Letters”, another rapturously received full-length; there’s no real question that they’re one of Britain’s best-loved cult bands.

Friday 03 May 2019

Metronomy

Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Saturday 04 May 2019

Metronomy

Live At Leeds 2019

Live at Leeds, Leeds, UK

Sunday 05 May 2019

Metronomy

Handmade Festival 2019

Leicester, UK

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