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NME Awards Tour / February 2012

By on Tuesday, 8th November 2011 at 9:00 am

It’s just been announced that one of our favourites, Two Door Cinema Club (pictured above), will be headlining the NME Awards tour in February 2012. Along for the ride will be Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks. Ticket officially go on sale on Friday (the 11th of November) but you can get special presale tickets through this Two Door link starting Wednesday at 9 AM.

Wednesday 8th February 2012 – Glasgow O2 Academy*
Thursday 9th February 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy**
Friday 10th February 2012 – Manchester Academy*
Tuesday 14th February 2012 – Nottingham Rock City*
Wednesday 15th February 2012 – Leeds O2 Academy**
Friday 17th February 2012 – Norwich UEA*
Saturday 18th February 2012 – Birmingham O2 Academy**
Sunday 19th February 2012 – Cardiff University*
Monday 20th February 2012 – Bristol O2 Academy**
Wednesday 22nd February 2012 – Bournemouth O2 Academy**
Thursday 23rd February 2012 – Brighton Dome*
Saturday 25th February 2012 – London O2 Academy Brixton**

(* 14 and up only; ** under 14s must be accompanied by an adult)


Live Review: Metronomy with Class Actress at Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, Washington, DC – 22nd October 2011

By on Tuesday, 25th October 2011 at 2:00 pm

Sometimes your mates come through with new music suggestions. When I had the blues many moons ago (guy trouble), Nick of Appomattox suggested Metronomy would cheer me up in a pinch. At the time I didn’t really get it: to be fair, it wasn’t until ‘The English Riviera’ this year that I took a closer look at Joseph Mount and his band. They came to Washington the second time in over 4 years this past Saturday and I was quite proud that my town had sold out the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel.

The opener was Class Actress, an American electronic duo from Brooklyn. With a trenchcoat, white shirt and long dark hair, singer Elizabeth Harper was a dead ringer for Tiffany. Seeing that she would wail occasionally against a dance beat, the music was pretty similar too to ’80s new wave. The music was fine but not particularly unique or inspiring: it could have been any singer, male or female, singing along to the good beats.

When I first read about Metronomy on the Web, everything referred to Metronomy being Joseph Mount’s own ‘band’. So I kind of assumed the Metronomy live show would be like a Morrissey gig: the frontman plus a talented but downplayed cast of characters. How wrong I was. Mount was smart to realise early on that he would never be a pin-up, so he lets loose on the kind of falsettos that are generally not advised for men unless they want to be made fun. But forget that: check in your reservations at the door for a Metronomy gig, because you’re in for a night of dancing.

In the live environment he utilises the strengths of his bandmates and Metronomy as a whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Oscar Cash gets saxophone and electric clarinet solos and Mount is quick to acknowledge him; when he’s not playing one of several instruments, Cash is doing Peter Crouch proud with his version of the Robot. Hilarious. Drummer Anna Prior stands in for Veronica Falls’ singer Roxanne Clifford on the band’s most recent single, ‘Everything Goes My Way’ and she does a great job. ‘She Wants’ followed by ‘The Bay’ is a one-two punch of heaving beat goodness. And speaking of goodness, my goodness: I had no idea Washington would take ‘Radio Ladio’ and throw it back to this band with such gusto, voices shouting back the chorus. Joseph Mount did look a bit bashful when he said thank you to everyone for making the trek out to H Street to see them on a Saturday night, but for us, it was totally worth it.


After the cut: set list and more photos.

Continue reading Live Review: Metronomy with Class Actress at Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, Washington, DC – 22nd October 2011


MP3(s) of the Day #422: Metronomy

By on Wednesday, 19th October 2011 at 10:00 am

Metronomy‘s new single ‘Everything Goes My Way’ featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls was released this past Monday and we’ve got two – and free – reworkings of it for you. The first is a remix by Psychemagik and the other is a dub by Ewan Pearson (aka producer extraordinaire for Tracey Thorn, Delphic and more recently, Waylayers).


Video of the Moment #596: Metronomy (featuring Roxanne Clifford)

By on Monday, 10th October 2011 at 6:00 pm

2011 Mercury Prize bridesmaid Metronomy go back to nature for their video to ‘Everything Goes My Way’. The woman’s voice is special guest vocalist Roxanne Clifford of London band Veronica Falls. The reason I didn’t post this last Friday is because this is more of a chill song and depending on the kind of weekend you had, I thought this would go over well with those of you who are still feeling a bit rough.



Review: Mercury Prize 2011

By on Thursday, 8th September 2011 at 5:30 pm

In case you missed them, we wrote previously on this year’s Mercury Prize shortlist and our writers weighed on who they thought should win and who should have received a nod from this year’s nomination committee.

Just prior to the shortlist being announced, it was strong, talented representatives of “the fairer sex” who topped the bookies’ top bets: Adele and PJ Harvey were neck and neck as the odds on favourite. These two lovely ladies continued to be strong favourites throughout the weeks leading up to the event in London hosted by Jools Holland this past Tuesday night. On the evening, Adele did not join her nominee compadres on the red carpet, nor did she perform on the Grosvenor Hotel stage due to illness. Ms. Adkins did, however, made everyone laugh with her humourous fake acceptance speech. Speaking of the faux acceptance speeches, after a rousing performance of ‘The Bay’, Joseph Mount of Metronomy said with a grin, “this is nice that the first album that you hear from us is about the place where I’m from. And I hope you visit Devon!” Bless. (To be fair, it’s nice that Devon will now be known for something other than their cows and Muse.)


6music reported that Guy Garvey of Elbow (the 2008 Mercury winner for ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’) was self-deprecating as usual, saying he wished their “little friends” Everything Everything would prove to be the winner. Speaking of the double-named band, they took the bold step of performing a non-single, album track from ‘Man Alive’, ‘Tin (the Manhole)’, when it was their turn to wow the dinner audience at the Grosvenor. But ultimately, it was PJ Harvey who came out on top, with her album ‘Let England Shake’ winning the top honours. With this win, she becomes the first act ever to win the Mercury Prize twice (she won exactly 10 years ago, in 2011 for her ‘Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea’). You can watch her live performance of ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ from Tuesday night below. Congratulations Polly Jean!



MP3 of the Day #363: Metronomy

By on Friday, 22nd July 2011 at 10:00 am

Below is Clock Opera‘s remix of Metronomy‘s ‘The Bay’. Hmmm. There is a sinister element to this remix that is, shall we say, intriguing. The day has turned into night.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Metronomy’s new album ‘The English Riviera’ was nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize. For more information about them and the other nominees, read our post about the shortlist.


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