Started by then Devon-inhabitant Joseph Mount, Metronomy are a quartet who have previously released four albums with ever-increasing chart success. Their last long-player in 2014 underlined their upward trajectory by cracking the UK top ten and its campaign included a support slot to Blur in Hyde Park.
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The month that signals the start of the festival season is here and looking better than ever. June, it's good to see you.
There are some genuinely huge and historic festivals cemented in the June festival calendar and London's Field Day continues to prove that it's worthy of cement-status. There's a lot to be praised when it comes to this festival; the organisation, the food, the drink and the atmosphere are all brilliant, but it all comes down to the line-up. There aren't any safe bets and no scheduling based on labels and budgets. This is a line up built on talent and potential.
Because of this, attempting to plan your day and ensure you don't miss the talked about set can be tricky, so allow us to help. As Field Day is now a two day extravaganza, here are the five sets to build your Saturday and Sunday around at this year's Field 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.
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