Metronomy (formed 1999) Metronomy is an electronic band, formed by Joseph Mount in Devon, in 1999. The lineup of the band is: Joseph Mount (singer, songwriter, guitar, keyboards), Oscar Cash (saxophone, backing vocals, keyboards), Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals) and Anna Prior (drums).
Band History: Metronomy was started by Joseph Mount whilst he was in Devon. It was originally intended as a side-project from the bands that he was drumming for. Using an old computer given to him by his father, Joseph started writing electronic compositions. He chose the name on the basis that it sounded cool and interesting and felt to him to be in keeping with bands that he liked, such as Autechre and Funkstorung.
Joseph moved to Brighton and recruited Gabriel and Oscar to perform as a backing group (known as The Food Groups - though this name was dropped as they became fully incorporated into the band).
The debut album from Metronomy was Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe). Joseph Mount also earned himself a reputation as the go-to guy for remixes, which he did using the Metronomy name. He often added new vocals or instrumentation to his remixes, including adding a French monologue about Nottingham into his Goldfrapp remix. However, despite having a good track record with his remixes, a remix of U2 that he completed (of 'City of Blinding Lights') was rejected by the band's record label.
The next album for Metronomy was Nights Out, released in 2008. Singles released from the album include 'Radio Ladio', 'A Thing For Me' and 'Heartbreaker', which was remixed by Kris Menace.
The English Riviera is the title of the third album from Metronomy, which was released in 2011. The album featured the singles 'The Look', 'The Bay' and 'She Wants'.
Since the band's formation, Metronomy have toured with a number of popular acts, such as Justice, Bloc Party, CSS and Kate Nash. The band often incorporate simple dance routines and light shows into their live gigs and the band members wear push-button lights on their chests, which they then switch on and off in unison.
By Andrew Lockwood in Music Reviews on 10 October 2017
Now in its third year, and most definitely at home, By The Sea festival returned to Margate in glorious style. Having surely established itself as Kent's premier music festival, By The Sea once again upped its game with an inspired roll call of artists. Across the last weekend in September, and in some iconic venues that included Dreamland heritage theme park and the Margate Winter Gardens, East Kent was treated to a spectacular musical menu.
Dutch Uncles were in great spirits in The Hall By The Sea kicking off their set with 'Oh Yeah' off of their most recent and most successful album to date, 'Big Balloon'. Singer Duncan Wallis was in fine form, excited to 'finally be there' and even inviting the crowd to come and 'ram us later' on the dodgems. With some very funky slap bass, a playful exuberance and a tight, polished set, Dutch Uncles proved a delight. After delivering crowd favourites, 'Face In' and 'Fester', Duncan declared, 'That's enough dancing around like p***ks, we're 30 for God's sake! If we wanted to be sick we'd have gone on the waltzers!' 'Steetlight' and a pulsating, percussively excellent 'Big Balloon' followed before the first of the evening's crowd participation, the harder hitting 'Dressage', closed out their set.
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By The Sea Dreamland & Margate Winter Gardens; Margate, Kent 29th Sept-1st Oct 2017
By The Sea festival returns to Margate at the end of September for its third year. Over the course of three days alongside the heritage rides, candy floss stalls, 2p slots and just a stones throw from the golden sands, By The Sea will feature a plethora of bands in some iconic settings.
Having previously played host to Super Furry Animals, Hot Chip, Wolf Alice, Bat For Lashes, Mystery Jets and Foals, amongst others, By The Sea has attracted a finely balanced and eclectic mix of inspirational artists. 2017's bill is just as tempting and looks set to delight and excite in equal measure. The variety of acts is a diverse selection of the up and coming as well as some established, unmissable favourites.
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More acts have been announced for the Wales festival.
All headliners for Wales' Festival No. 6 have now been announced, with Metronomy now heading the bill with Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian. Further new acts have also been added to the line-up, while many more acts are yet to be announced.
British electronic collective Metronomy head the bill with Jamaican crooner Grace Jones and Glasgow pop group Belle & Sebastian as a host of other new bands are added to the festival line-up. The fourth instalment of this uniquely cultured festival is set to hit Portmeirion from September 3rd to 6th, bringing with it some fine artists such as Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jame Bay, Stornoway and Blossoms to name but a few.
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By Alister Roberts in Music Reviews on 28 August 2014
It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).
Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.
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By Alister Roberts in Music Reviews on 18 August 2014
Here we go, here we go! Leeds Festival 2014, yet only half of us have scored a return ticket from the headaches and hangovers of last year's epic line-up. Each and every year, thousands of people across the social spectrum and across the UK flock to the fields of Leeds for what they know is THE music event of the year. Of course, catering to the masses is no easy feat but with ten stages all rigged up, this machine, emblem of the north, once again raises its flags way up heavens bound.Moving from Temple Newsam a few years back now, LF has really made itself at home within the colossal 1,235 acre grounds of Bramham park. Returning bands themselves (or the newcomers for that matter), facing glorious deja-vu on approach to the site if not already attended as rowdy teens, are in for a real good show.
In no preferential order at all.
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Festival fun in London! Highlights include Jabberwocky, Camden Crawl and Wireless...
If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent ethics of Jabberwocky to the mainstream attitude of Wireless, 2014 is not all about the States.
The UK is home to some incredible, highly respected music festivals such as Isle of Wight Festival, Leeds and Reading Festival and, of course, Glastonbury - but just what do we have in store from the nation's capital? London is unquestionably the UK's most vibrant city and, when it comes to music, there's really no denying that. The rest of the world may have SXSW, Coachella, Ultra and Exit (to name but a very small few), but London has a plethora of unique local events with line-ups and atmospheres that really prove their worth - and we're here to share them with you.
Continue reading: Keep Calm And Party On! London's Ten Most Exciting Festivals For 2014
Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages
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By Andy Peterson in Music Reviews on 08 September 2009
Read our EP review of Not Made For Love from Metronomy