Joseph Mount (center) fronts Metronomy (Photo courtesy Orienteer)
Joseph Mount from Metronomy broadcasts an exclusive Instagram TV transmission to fans on the @roughtradenyc Instagram TV feed on Tuesday, May 12!
Last year, Metronomy returned with their new album Metronomy Forever. 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. Joseph 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.
Watch the official music video for “Whitsand Bay” by Metronomy on YouTube:
Joseph performs solo as an installment of the Rough Trade Transmissions livestream concert series. This performance will be free, and it will remain on IG TV for the foreseeable future!
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Rough Trade Transmissions
Tuesday, May 12
Show @ 1pm ET