Metronomy - 'Love Letters'

Metronomy - 'Love Letters'

When last we saw Metronomy, they were strolling rakishly into the golden light of a Torbay sunset, a Mercury nomination in their back pocket and sales of their third album racking up like rows of cherries on a one-armed-bandit slot machine. The...

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Album Review: Metronomy - 'The English Riviera' (Because)

Metronomy - 'The English Riviera' (Because)

Idiots fear progress. Idiots fear change. Joe Mount, you’ll be glad to know, is not an idiot. Joe Mount has progressed, Joe Mount has changed, and with this, his third full-length album, Joe Mount has transformed his Metronomy project from a...

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This Week's Singles Reviewed - 4 April 2011

This Week's Singles Reviewed - 4 April 2011

A round-up of the singles released in the UK today Metronomy - The Look It’s always a bit awkward when a middle-ranking band come back with a spectacular new record . Like a teacher spotting a success they berated as a pupil, you...

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Live Review: Metronomy/Giggs/Cocknbullkid

Live Review: Metronomy/Giggs/Cocknbullkid

An electrifying line-up gets the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows off to an eclectic start Here at NME Towers we don’t like to blow our own trumpet much, but occasionally it’s good to give a little parp to check the old boy’s still working....

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Live Review: Metronomy

Live Review: Metronomy

Sitting at home before tonight’s gig and revisiting ‘Nights Out’ , Metronomy ’s 2008 breakthrough album (of sorts), a thought needled at our mind like an unpicked scab, an overgrown fingernail and a sudden, unremitting testicle itch all...

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Live Review: Offset Festival

Live Review: Offset Festival

We’re gonna try something new here... so, when I say ‘Hai’, you say ‘nault’; when I say ‘Hainault’, you say ‘via Newbury Park’”. Now, that’ll mean nothing to the vast majority of you, but Metronomy’s Joe Mount has fully...

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Live Review: The Great Escape 2009

Live Review: The Great Escape 2009

Brighton has always, generally speaking, been a completely useless place. Apart from, that is, providing a fertile turf on which to have what is commonly known as ‘a bit of a laff’. Its salty network of discotheques and drinking holes provides...

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Metronomy, Chairlift, The Cocknbullkid, Micachu

Metronomy, Chairlift, The Cocknbullkid, Micachu

Did you hear that? That was the Shockwaves NME Awards going pop, albeit messily. Don’t worry if you didn’t, listen closer… That ringing you hear is the skewed scree of Micachu, whose damaged but heartfelt songs take on a disarming...

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Metronomy

Metronomy

Know a musician partial to a bit of slap-bass wankery? Give them a slap from us – unless they’re one of these Brit electro dudes. ‘Heartbreaker’ is a masterclass in how to transform a coterie of terminally annoying components – ’80s...

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Metronomy

Metronomy

What constitutes a 9/10 album review? In a week where there are two outstanding British releases, it’s certainly a question worth posing. Guidelines point to a record that will sound as fresh and memorable, 10 years down the line, as it did the...

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