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First new music since release of 2011 album 'The English Riviera'

Metronomy have teased their return by posting a snippet of new song ‘I’m Aquarius’ online today (November 1).

A three-second cut of the track is currently being looped on the Metronomy website after a tweet from the band’s official Twitter account went out earlier today, directing followers toward the site. The snippet is the first new music to be heard from Metronomy since they released ‘The English Riviera’ in 2011.

Speaking to NME earlier this year, frontman Joe Mount said that the group’s forthcoming new album is the best thing he has ever done.


Speaking about the follow up to ‘The English Riviera’, which will be released in early 2014, Mount said it is inspired by The Zombies, Sly and The Family Stone and the birth of Mount’s first child.

Discussing his newfound confidence ahead of making the album, which does not yet have a title, Mount says: “It’s weird, I think I’ve learnt the difference between being confident in an egotistical way and being confident in what you do. I was getting embarrassed and finding it difficult to sing things that I’d written without cringing.”

Metronomy released their Mercury Music Prize nominated album ‘The English Riviera’ in 2011. It followed the 2006 debut ‘Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)’ and ‘Nights Out’, released in 2008. In 2011, Joe Mount helped produce the albums by Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts as well as Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Make A Scene’.