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.
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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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).
This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual around the camp fire.
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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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.
With the festival being such an icon and in itself evolving in sheer mass and motor each year, it's understandably hard to really get a good hold-down on the lineup. With time clashes, mud, bar queues and a serious lack of phone battery, it's only fair we deal out a helping hand of this year's 'Not To Be Missed' sets to make festival life a little easier.
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.
Jabberwocky (August 15th-16th)
All Tomorrow's Parties present this brand new festival for 2014, co-hosted by Pitchfork and Primavera Sound and set to take place at The Excel Centre this August. For its inaugural event, Jabberwocky will see headline acts from Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Darkside and Caribou, not to mention support from Kurt Vile & The Violators, Hookworms and Electric Wizard. Like many of the best festivals, it's not all about the music as Jabberwocky will be hosting some film events and, as the name suggests, there'll be plenty of art to enjoy too. Tickets are priced at £38.50 per day.
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'Everything Goes My Way' is Metronomy's new single and is the third to be taken from their Mercury-nominated album 'The English Riviera', which was released in April 2011. Everything Goes My Way also features vocals from Veronica Falls' Roxanne Clifford. The song follows on from the summery second single 'The Bay', which was released in June 2011.
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If you were hoping for a return to the wonky electronica which dominated Metronomy's debut album Pip Paine (Pay Me The £5000 You Owe), I'm afraid you'll have to give up on the possibility: Joe Mount has moved on. The English Riviera is slicker and smoother than Pip Paine, and indeed its follow-up Nights Out: it's a confidently executed indie-pop album dominated by conventional, streamlined music. It's a record which achieves precisely what it sets out to achieve with precision and, occasionally, some degree of swagger. Despite this, and in some ways because of it, it's also a rather hollow record.
Continue reading: Metronomy, The English Riviera Album review