METRONOMY (live) at The Rescue Rooms (14/04/11)

METRONOMY (live) at The Rescue Rooms (14/04/11)METRONOMY (live)

Metronomy the brainchild of Joseph Mount began year 2000 in the tiny, bohemian market town of Totnes, Devon, when Joseph’s Dad sold his son a computer so he could sit in his bedroom and make electronic music.
After decamping to Brighton for Uni, Metronomy released the debut album, ‘Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)’ in June 2006. DJs such as Erol Alkan began supporting the first single 'You Could Easily Have Me', and with the new demand for live shows, Joseph clocked that he might need some help - adding Gabriel & Oscar to the band lineup.

Move on 2 years and ‘Nights Out’ a wonky love-child of Giorgio Moroder, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and Unfinished Sympathy is a second album that feels like a debut. The first to be vocal-led, with the self-effacing Joseph stepping up and grabbing the mic for most of the tracks; and, crucially, the first to introduce Metronomy as a fully live propsition (with drummer Anna Prior and bassist Gbenga Adelekan completing the lineup) rather than a pseudonym for Joseph‘s solo work. The album spawned 6 singles - including 'Radio Ladio', 'Heartbreaker' & 'A Thing For Me':



'She Wants' - the first single from Metronomy's third album, 'The English Riviera' - has been described by The Guardian as "a brilliantly gloomy slice of twisted electro-pop, all creepy Cure-like basslines and weird synth grumbles".

Also check out their new single single 'The Look' (released today on their 'The English Riviera' LP):

Metronomy play live at The Rescue Rooms on Thursday 14th April, 2011. Support comes from the much hyped GHOST POET.
Advance tickets are available from here.
For more information check out the Rescue Rooms Facebook Event.