Metronomy

live + signing (1pm Lunchtime in-store) @ Rough Trade East

Friday, 13th September 2019

Rough Trade East

Doors 12:00pm
On-stage 1:00pm
Signing after show
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With the 7pm evening in-store at RT East already sold-out, we're excited to be able to offer this 2nd RT East lunchtime (1pm) in-store show on the same day!

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Metronomy will be live in-store at Rough Trade EAST for a special (1pm) preview performance of tracks from their new album 'Metronomy Forever', released 13th September on Because Music.

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12.00pm | Doors open + Ticket collection / entry

1.00pm | Live on-stage

1.45pm | Album signing

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The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Summer 08’, ‘Metronomy Forever’ features 17 tracks. Its length is born from a desire for breathing room, from not wanting to stuff the hits together like a bouquet of petrol station roses – a modern way of listening to music. Metronomy’s innate skill for blending off-kilter funk, energising club vibes and esoteric pop is interspersed with some mood-setting, glistening and melodic electronic tracks.

The band’s leader Joseph Mount called upon a variety of inspirations for this album. Most notably, he wanted to replicate the feeling of listening to the radio, with an infinite quality, sumptuous songs of different styles, ever rolling, helping to lighten your mood. Moving away from the bustle of his former Parisian home to take up residence atop a hill in the garden of England had an impact, infusing the album with a sense of tranquillity and a calm joy that reflects the relative happiness of his existence.

Also influential was time spent working on Robyn’s critically adored ‘Honey’album, with a similar feeling of emotional, intense, carnal mania informing songs such as ‘Sex Emoji’ and ‘Salted Caramel Ice Cream’.

‘Metronomy Forever’ in name represents something looking backwards and forwards simultaneously, like Janus, something fated and eternal. You were made from dust and to dust you will return, that sort of thing.

“What happens is when you’re making music and you enter a world where you have achieved some sort of celebrity no matter how large or small you start to think about yourself in terms of legacy and what you’re going to leave behind,” says Mount. “And then you realise that’s limited to the interest people have in you. In the end I feel completely comfortable with it. The less importance you place in any art the more interesting it can become in a way… I’m making music, I’m going to do some concerts, I need to feed my children”.

After making his directorial debut with ‘Lately’, Mount also helmed the larger scale video for ‘Salted Caramel Ice Cream’ and latest offering ‘Walking In The Dark’.

‘Metronomy Forever’ will be released on download, streaming, CD and limited edition deluxe double black vinyl. A limited edition deluxe bonus triple-vinyl edition will also available from www.metronomy.co.uk and select indie shops. This compiles the album on transparent orange double vinyl with the bonus ‘Oscar Cash Forever’ 12” pressed on transparent green vinyl. This features Cash’s reworked versions of some of the album’s key tracks.