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).
Metronomy: 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.