Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Metronomy - The English Riviera

   England’s brightest electro-pop band Metronomy will release their forthcoming new album The English Riviera on 11th of April on Because Music.

   Originally a solo project for producer Joseph Mount, Metronomy now operate as a four piece with Anna Prior on drums, Gbenga Adelekan on bass, original member Oscar Cash on keys/sax, and Joseph Mount on vocals, keys and guitar.).

   The English Riviera – is a brilliantly gloomy slice of twisted electro-pop, all creepy and weird synth grumbles.
   "We've been recording a new album which is pretty much done," bassist Gbenga Adelekan told Australia’s Triple J, while the band tour the country.. "Some of it is like Daft Punk meets The Eagles if you can believe that. Some of it is even weirder, more electronic. Some of it is almost like stuff from the first Metronomy album, very weird electronica. And then there's some really cool pop music on there as well."
"We've gotten a really good response to the new songs we've played," he added. "It's going to be a lot of fun to play live."
 This is the first single called "She Wants" which is more mellow than we are used to, but listen to their album, you will not miss the great big slice of their eccentric talent to make perfectly wider view on what they can give more in electro bizarre world.
The song feels very 80s with the mid-tempo rhythm, the use of sequenced drums and synth and the guitar feeling slightly chorus-ed. 


electroshock said...

I more prefer the older songs of Metronomy, this album is not bad but it's leisurely for my taste. It was better with the first band members.

Night Admirer said...

You're right, this song is more mellow than we're used to, but take the whole album on listening, they have a lot of different songs, some of them are more like the old Metronomy!