Take a night out with Metronomy

Victor Ariat

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With a third album, The English Riviera, due for release later this year, Metronomy play a gig in Southampton next week.

With a third album, The English Riviera, due for release later this year, Metronomy play a gig in Southampton next week.

The English Riviera is the follow-up to 2008’s critically acclaimed Nights Out and the band will be showcasing tracks at their forthcoming gig.

Metronomy began life ten years ago in Devon, when Joseph Mount’s dad sold his son a computer so he could sit in his bedroom and make electronic music inspired by the likes of Autechre, LFO and Aphex Twin, more as a creative hobby than a pop masterplan.

Metronomy now operate as a four-piece with new members Anna Prior on drums, Gbenga Adelekan on bass, original member Oscar Cash on keys/sax, and Joe himself on vocals, keys and guitar.

‘I now have a band with four musicians at my disposal. Its reinvigorated us because I think me and Oscar had almost forgotten that we were musicians. Metronomy has become fresh and exciting all over again,’ says Joe.

See Metronomy on Wednesday from 7.30pm at Joiners in Southampton. Tickets cost £11 from (023) 80225612, or £13 on the door.