Artist of the Week: Metronomy
Metronomy (1999) are an English electronic music group currently formed by Joseph Mount (composer, singer, keyboards and guitar), Oscar Cash (saxophone, backing vocals, guitars and keyboards), Anna Prior (drums and vocals) and Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals).
Though their first record, Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe), was initially released in 2005, it was only in the following years that the Metronomy moniker became popular, mainly due to the remixes Joseph Mount released under the band’s name of tracks from mainstream artists such as Gorillaz, U2 and Britney Spears. With 2008’s Nights Out and 2011’s English Riviera, Metronomy cemented their reputation as one of the most consistent electronic pop bands of the UK with an unstoppable series of catchy and summery singles.
Metronomy follow a rather new direction with their fourth album, Love Letters, mixing their notorious penchant to catchy melody with the warmth of vintage vocal groups such as The Supremes or The Zombies.
João Pedro da Costa is a web studies scholar and a music fan.