Devon based Metronomy have become hot favourites on the electronic and alternative music festival scene. They have worked their way up on the circuit, via the NME Awards Tour in March 2012 and have become one of the hottest bands of the last few years.
As the name of the band suggests, like a metronome, the band changes pace, but keeps consistent which is how Metronomy likes to be known. Metronomy consists of Joseph Mount (composer, singer, keyboards and guitar), Anna Prior (drums and vocals), Oscar Cash (saxophone, backing vocals, guitars and keyboards) and Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals).
It’s been a whirlwind adventure for Joseph Mount who started out by being asked to play at a club than no other than electronic producer, DJ and club promoter Erol Alkan and Mount recruited Oscar Cash and Gabriel Stebbing to join the Metronomy project. Metronomy infuse guitars with electronic synths, giving them the winning formula when they perform live.
After releasing their debut album Pip Paine - Pay the £5000 You Owe, Metronomy remixed and worked with other electronic artists such as Goldfrapp, Gorillaz, Lady Gaga, Roots Manuva and Franz Ferdinand amongst others.
Their second album Nights Out released in 2008 contained the club smash hit “Heartbreaker” and was recorded in the bedroom of the Metronomy frontman.
After soaking up the success of Nights Out, the band’s next effort The English Riviera was recorded in a studio in Wapping, East London – a far cry from their humble beginnings. The album was in stark contrast with nightclub music of the previous album. The English Riviera was inspired by the West Coast sounds of the ‘70s, merging with the feel of the Devon coast and the notion of travelling and culture.