Single Review – Metronomy – Back Together

With the July 1st release date of their fifth studio album Summer 08 fast approaching, Devonshire Indie Pop masters Metronomy have released a second single in ‘Back Together’. The retro theme seems to have stayed for this song with resonant, whirring  electronica and tumbling, echoed percussion. With this short, stabbing rhythm sections add a tentative element to the track. The whimsical manner of the backing vocals and the track as a whole is something that runs to the core of their current sound. Whilst impeccably delivered, doubts have arisen over the creative wisdom of re-adopting a sound that had already been re-adopted in 2013, but Joe Mount usually moulds it in his image at some point.

Owen Riddle

This Weeks Music Video with Coldplay, Pet Shop Boys, Iggy Pop, Super Furry Animals, Metronomy, James Blake and Lucius

Single Review – Metronomy – Old Skool

Devon’s masters of Indie Pop are back with their fifth studio album Summer 08 (Out on July 1st) and today Metronomy released their first single from it in ‘Old Skool’. The track, like its title features old school synths akin to Giorgio Moroder and has a certain discotheque feel to it. Along with these ruggedly resonant electronic chords are metallic percussion and a stiff bass line. The track breaks out into early Hip Hop interludes before slipping off into an instrumental spree. Throughout Joe Mount’s vocals dance on the line between playful and mad in an oddly striking song.

Owen Riddle