Metronomy Release ‘The Look’ / ‘Corinne’ February 27th

Music Prize nominated third album, ‘The English Riviera’, has been one of the soundtracks to 2011.

 

 

After ranking high on several Best-of-2011 lists including NME, The Fly, Q, Uncut,Clash and The Guardian, playing to a sold out Royal Albert Hall in October and with countless other plaudits to their name, Metronomy now turn their attention to 2012. 

Having been confirmed as main support for the NME Awards Tour 2012, the quartet will join headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes and the hotly tipped Azealia Banks on a string of dates across the UK concluding at London’s Brixton Academy on February 25th.

Metronomy have also announced the release of AA single ‘The Look’/’Corinne’ on February 27th through Because Music. Whilst ‘The Look’ is constructed around the kind of all-conquering synth riff that will see it become a firm favourite come summer 2012, ‘Corinne’ is a subtler beast, bubbling melodies that showcase Joe Mount and (drummer) Anna Prior’s vocals to perfection.

Backed by remixes from Camo & Krooked and upcoming West London producer Two Inch Punch, the single looks set to win over a plethora of new fans.

NME Awards Tour

Wed 8th Feb – o2 Academy, Glasgow

Thurs 9th Feb – o2 Academy, Newcastle

Fri 10th Feb – Manchester Academy, Manchester

Sat 11th Feb – Manchester Academy, Manchester

Tues 14th Feb – Rock City, Nottingham

Wednesday 15th Feb – o2 Academy, Leeds

Fri 17th Feb – Norwich UEA, Norwich

Sat 18th Feb – o2 Academy, Birmingham Sun 19th Feb – Cardiff University, Cardiff

Mon 20th Feb – o2 Academy, Bristol

Wed 22nd Feb – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

Thurs 23rd Feb – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Sat 25th Feb – o2 Academy Brixton, London

 


Metronomy are //

Joseph Mount, Guitar, Keys, Vox
Oscar Cash, Keys, Saxophone, Vox
Anna Prior Drums, Vox
Gbenga Adelekan, Bass Guitar, Vox

“A winning combination” Q MAGAZINE ****
“A fearless progression” NME 9/10

“A potent mix of cool electronica, rocking beats and dotty instrumentation…Devon never sounded so exotic” MOJO ****

“Metronomy are rooted in Devon but this band are definitely going places” THE SUN ****

“A taut, stylish album” THE TIMES ****

“The English Riviera is Mount’s love letter to the south-west coasts, re-imagined and gently glided…he’s produced some of his most beautiful songs” TIMEOUT ****

“Here you’ll find musical and emotional depth” UNCUT ****

“ The English Riviera is, whisper it, almost perfect” THE FLY 4.5

“The English Riviera is a delicious leap forward” CLASH 8/10

“We’ll certainly be playing ‘The English Riviera’ at full volume on every trip to the seaside this summer” DAZED

“Vast soundscapes, incredible depth, warmth and big pop hooks“ COMPANY

“The Devonshire four-piece finally lives up to the hype. This is wonderfully chilled, slightly melancholic pop” THE INDEPENDENT

“This album is a revelation: a slick, stylish pop record…Metronomy has found their sound- and the summer just found its soundtrack” EVENING STANDARD ****

“The English Riviera piles on ambling good vibes and darts of sweet synth, along with baselines that sculpt songs into various shapes.” GUARDIAN ****

“Proof that imagination in pop music hasn’t been killed off by the twin evils of The X Factor and a conveyor belt of big hit copyists. Pretty special, in other words” BIG ISSUE

“The sound of the summer” THE OBSERVER

“One of the more unassumingly brilliant home-grown acts doing business right now”

THE STOOL PIGEON ****

“Pioneers” i-D

Metronomy’s Mercury

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