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02 Feb
2012

Mercury Prize nominated indie-electro-pop quartet, Metronomy, are set to release The English Riviera Unreleased Remixes, via Big Beat Records and Because Music, on March 6th. As the title would suggest, the collection features thirteen reworkings of tracks from the group’s critically acclaimed third album, The English Riviera. The English Riviera, which has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide, was proclaimed by NYLON Magazine the 2nd best album of 2011 calling it a “sexy and sultry…modest masterpiece.” In addition to two new reworks of the single ‘The Look’ (which Huffington Post ranked among their top songs of 2011), the release presents left of center versions by much loved producers Benoit & Sergio, Ewan Pearson, Camo & Krooked, Jesse Rose, Soul Clap, and more.

Comprised of multi-instrumentalist front-man Joseph Mount, keyboardist Oscar Cash, drummer Anna Prior, and bassist Gbenga Adelekan, Metronomy are heading out for a North American Tour this Spring. The tour, which puts the foursome out on the road with Brooklyn indie band Friends, will showcase Metronomy’s signature sound and bring a much needed spark of bliss to end the of Winter. The group is particularly excited to announce their inclusion on this year’s already sold out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California as well as Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida. Check out the tracklist, cover art and full spring tour dates below.

LISTEN TO ‘CORINNE (BENOIT & SERGIO COVER)’ HERE

TRACKLIST FOR THE ENGLISH RIVIERA UNRELEASED REMIXES
1. Corinne (Benoit & Sergio Cover)
2. Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson Dub)
3. The Look (Two Inch Punch’s Shook Shook Refix)
4. Loving Arm (Soul Clap’s Shake A Leg Mix)
5. Corinne (Night Angles Remix)
6. The Bay (Clock Opera Remix)
7. The Look (Camo & Krooked Remix)
8. She Wants (C-Berg Remix)
9. Corinne (Leodoris Remix)
10. Everything Goes My Way (Jesse Rose & Duke Dumont Re-Dub)
11. Some Written (NewVillager Remix)
12. Corinne (Mario Basanov Remix)
13. The Bay (Wax Cotton’s Remix)

METRONOMY TOUR DATES
Sat March 24 Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival
Sun Mar 25 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Tue Mar 27 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
Wed Mar 28 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
Fri Mar 30 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sat Mar 31 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Sun Apr 1 Montreal, QC Metropolis Theatre
Mon Apr 2 Toronto, ON The Hoxton
Wed Apr 4 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Thu Apr 5 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Thu Apr 12 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Sun Apr 15 Indio, CA Coachella
Sun Apr 22 Indio, CA Coachella

http://www.metronomy.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/metronomy
http://twitter.com/Metronomy

06 Dec
2011

The new Metronomy EP Everything Goes My Way is out today, December 6th, via Big Beat and Because Music. In anticipation for their upcoming Spring tour (dates below), the EP features the original single off their album The English Riviera, plus four new remixes including the below by Enchante. We’re excited to be premiering the Enchante remix! Take a listen below and pick up the EP on iTunes.

SPRING TOUR DATES:
Sun Mar 25 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Tue Mar 27 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
Wed Mar 28 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
Fri Mar 30 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sat Mar 31 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Sun Apr 1 Montreal, QC Metropolis Theatre
Mon Apr 2 Toronto, ON The Hoxton
Wed Apr 4 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Thu Apr 5 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Sun Apr 8 Vancouver, BC The Venue
Mon Apr 9 Seattle, WA Neumos
Tue Apr 10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Thu Apr 12 San Francisco, CA Slim’s

16 Nov
2011


Mercury Prize nominated band, Metronomy, led by Joseph Mount, has announced a three week tour of North America in March and April of 2012 after finishing the highly acclaimed NME Awards Tour with Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes, and Azealia Banks. The quartet will bring their electronic pop sounds of summer during a much-needed change of season for a mostly blizzard-stricken continent. With the help of long time backing member Oscar Cash on keyboards, the band’s third album The English Riviera,brought two additional members Anna Prior on drums and Gbenga Adelekan on bass. The updated lineup’s onstage chemistry brings an additional element of entertainment to the already tightly produced and performed songs.

To help prepare fans for their return from across the Atlantic, Because/Big Beat/Atlantic will be releasing the Everything Goes My Way Remix EP, including four remixes of their latest single by Ewan Pearson, Jesse Rose, Psychemagik, and Enchante. The EP is set to release December 6th via all digital retailers.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘EVERYTHING GOES MY WAY’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P2w_hq8YTk

STREAM ‘EVERYTHING GOES MY WAY (EWAN PEARSON REMIX)’:
http://soundcloud.com/wearebigbeat/metronomy-everything-goes-my

METRONOMY TOUR DATES:
Sun Mar 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Tue Mar 27 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Wed Mar 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Fri Mar 30 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Sat Mar 31 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sun Apr 1 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Theatre
Mon Apr 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
Wed Apr 4 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Thu Apr 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sun Apr 8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
Mon Apr 9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue Apr 10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Thu Apr 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

EVERYTHING GOES MY WAY REMIX EP:
1. Everything Goes My Way (Original)
2. Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson Remix)
3. Everything Goes My Way (Jesse Rose Remix)
4. Everything Goes My Way (Psychemagik Remix)
5. Everything Goes My Way (Enchante Remix)

http://www.metronomy.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/metronomy
http://twitter.com/Metronomy
http://wearebigbeat.com/
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04 Aug
2011

By Ace Ubas

Check Yo Ponytail 2 is a monthly music event/party hosted by Franki Chan, Danny Johnson and Zane Landreth at the Echoplex. This month, the trio looked across the pond and brought over British electro-pop sensations Metronomy to headline this month’s installment, along with local acts Sisu and Nite Jewel.

The last time Metromony played in Los Angeles was in 2009. Since then, they have gone through some changes such as adding a live drummer in ex-Lightspeed Champion member Anna Prior and replacing original bassist Gabriel Stebbing with Gbenga Adelekan. Their latest album, The English Riviera (released via Because Music), received tons of critical acclaim, resulting in a Mercury Prize nomination. Last Saturday night marked only their second show in the States this year (they played New York last Thursday night) as well as their return to L.A. to a sold-out crowd.

Opening band Sisu was definitely a band that I was totally unfamiliar with. I noticed something familiar about the quartet, until I figured out that their vocalist/guitarist, Sandra Vu, is actually the drummer for noise-pop outfit Dum Dum Girls. Sisu’s music follows the pattern of this resurging goth/synth-pop sound (ala Austra, Zola Jesus), but the emphasis on heavier riffs and distortion from the guitar makes it a bit more shoegaze.

Under the moniker Nite Jewel, DIY musician Ramona Gonzalez has made her mark across the LA music scene. She’s played practically every venue in Los Angeles, from the Smell to the Music Box. Those that have seen her live know that she usually plays solo. However, when she came out with a full band, most of the crowd was pleasantly surprised. Her 80s-inspired pop tunes produced lush, ethereal melodies that surely put the anxious crowd at ease.

By the time midnight rolled around, Metronomy hit the stage to a roaring ovation as they jumped right into “We Broke Free” from their latest album. The slow-jam of an opener settled everyone down with a funky bass, swirling synths, and a guitar solo. They followed it up with “Love Underlined” that starts out with a more erratic rhythm, but came together into a more bouncy melody that served as a perfect segue into “Back on the Motorway.” From the first line of “I went and mess around with her heart” to the last line “but this carriage way can’t take me there,” the crowd sang along word-for-word as Oscar Cash ended the song with mean saxophone solo.

The mood got a bit darker and sexier with “She Wants.” Bassist Gbenga Adelekan’s musicianship stole the spotlight, giving the live rendition a funkier vibe to it paired with Anna Prior’s post-punk style drumming. The infectious pop-melody of “Heartbreaker” spread throughout the venue as the crowd threw-up their salutes in unison with the band during the whistle-blowing interlude of the song.

Metronomy sent everyone back into the disco era with synth-lead songs “Holiday” and “The Bay,” injecting euphoria to everyone on the dance floor and giving a literal, live meaning to the line “it feels so good” in the latter song. “The Look” was easily their most hypnotic song of their set, with its repetitive structure, catchy synth chords, and the echoing falsettos of Cash and Adelekan.

After ending their set with the appropriately-titled song “On Dancefloors,” the quartet came back out for a two-song encore. Before playing jazzy number “Some Written,” Mount took the time to introduce the rest of his band as they emerged from the back. If there had to be one highlight of the night, it was easily the fan-favorite “Radio Ladio.” Everyone was whipping back-and-forth, jumping up-and-down, and expressing their ecstasy when they sang “L-A-D-I-O!!!” And as they sang those letters, everyone with a heartbeat was instantly showered in foam, making the night even more memorable.

This night was easily the most fun I’ve had at a show since I can remember. Right from the get-go, Metronomy captured everyone’s attention and never let go as they took them on one hell of a dance ride. Joseph Mount’s friendliness and charm (like getting everyone to boo New York) and Oscar Cash’s subtle but groovy dancing really makes this band hard to hate. The decision of adding a live drummer in talented Anna Prior was a remarkable one. She adds so much to their live sound, making it more fresh, lively, and dynamic. I just wished they played “Everything Goes My Way,” where she takes over the vocal duties because she has an amazing and soft voice that contrasts nicely with Mount’s vocals. And Gbenga Adelekan brings enormous amounts of energy with his virtuosity on his bass and natural aptitude to get the crowd to participate in handclaps and sing-alongs.

I really can’t emphasize enough about their chemistry with one another and their ability to interact with a crowd. If you didn’t get a chance to see them play live in either New York or Los Angeles, there’s no need to worry about as they will be back in the States touring this October in support of The English Riviera.

Check out the tour dates at www.metronomy.co.uk

Set List:

We Broke Free
Love Underlined
Back on the Motorway
Holidays
She Wants
Heart Breaker
The Bay
You Could Easily Have Me
End of You Too
Corinne
Thing for Me
The Look
On Dance Floors

Encore:

Some Written
Radio Ladio

Photos by Laura Tsu

24 Jun
2011

The 4-piece electro-pop outfit, Metronomy, is bringing their summer inspired flavor of the UK to North America this fall. Following the July 26th U.S. release date of The English Riviera, the band will perform two shows in late July in New York and Los Angeles before embarking on a full North American tour starting in early October. The band’s combination of electro-pop harmonies, high pitched vocals and twisting rhythm sections will create the feeling of a 70′s summer late into the month of October.

Metronomy’s third proper full length album, The English Riviera, drops July 26 here in the U.S. on Because Music/Big Beat/Atlantic. An album dedicated to the area multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist, Joseph Mount spent his summers as a young lad, he has assembled members Anna Prior, Oscar Cash and Gbenga Adelkan for a live show that eases you into a collection of arrangements perfectly showcasing his originality and compositional chops. Whether opening with a sample of seagulls, or a simple synth-beat, each song builds into a whimsical blend of indie-pop aesthetics, making it hard not to dance. Audiences should expect a vibrant live show with bright lights flashing on and off the performer’s bodies as they creatively weave in and out of their songs – old and new. Music, bio, photos, and interviews available upon request.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “THE LOOK” HERE:
http://youtu.be/sFrNsSnk8GM

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “THE BAY” HERE:
http://youtu.be/9PnOG67flRA

LISTEN TO THE EROL ALKAN REMIX OF THE BAY
http://soundcloud.com/erolalkan/metronomy-the-bay-erol-alkans

EARLY SHOW DATES:
7/28 in New York, NY at Pier 54
7/30 in Los Angeles, CA at Echoplex

FALL TOUR DATES:
10/11 in Seattle, WA at Neumo’s
10/12 in Vancouver, BC at Electric Owl
10/13 in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios
10/14 in San Francisco, CA at Rickshaw Stop
10/16 in Costa Mesa, CA at Detroit Bar
10/18 in San Diego, CA at Voyeur
10/21 in Philadelphia, PA at Voyeur
10/22 in Washington, DC at Rock N Roll Hotel
10/24 in Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall
10/25 in Montreal, QC at SAT
10/26 in Toronto, ON at Mod Club
10/27 in Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall

METRONOMY OFFICIAL WEBSITE
http://www.metronomy.co.uk/

METRONOMY ON FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/metronomy

METRONOMY ON TWITTER
http://www.twitter.com/metronomy