Indietronica pioneers Metronomy in concert from l’Edition Festival Marseille in June of 2017.
FYI: Metronomy is an electronic music group formed in 1999. The current band consists of Joseph Mount (vocals, keyboards and guitar), Oscar Cash (saxophone, backing vocals, guitars and keyboards), Anna Prior (drums and vocals) and Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals). Their music consists of vocal and instrumental electronic pop music. Mount also releases remixes under the name Metronomy, and has remixed many artists including Gorillaz, Sebastien Tellier, Roots Manuva, Franz Ferdinand, Klaxons, Goldfrapp, Young Knives, Zero 7, Ladytron, Kate Nash, Lady Gaga and Lykke Li.
Metronomy have toured widely throughout the UK and Europe supporting acts such as Coldplay, Bloc Party, CSS, Klaxons, Kate Nash and Justice. They engaged in their first headline UK tour in 2008. Metronomy have also played gigs in America and Canada notably at the 2007 SXSW.
Up until April 2009 Joseph Mount’s performance of keyboards, vocals, and guitar in the live band was accompanied by members Oscar Cash (keyboards, melodica and saxophone), and Gabriel Stebbing (keyboards and bass guitar). Since Stebbing’s departure from Metronomy in 2009 their live set has been known as Metronomy 2.0 and has been highly praised by Stebbing.
Metronomy’s new band features former Lightspeed Champion drummer Anna Prior and bassist Olugbenga Adelekan.
Metronomy’s live shows include dance routines and light shows. Most notably they use push lights stuck to their chests. Mount explained: “We did our first gig in Brighton, and a few days before I saw these lights in a pound shop and I thought ‘we’ll whack these on our t-shirts and do some synchronised light shows!’ I’m totally aware that some people hate it but equally I think some people enjoy it just for the fact that it’s a bit of fun.”
They performed at Field Day music festival in Sydney, Australia on New Years Day 2012 and toured the UK in February 2012 with Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes and Azealia Banks on the NME Awards Tour 2012. They also performed at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona in May 2014, at Rock Werchter in Belgium in June 2014 and at Festival No.6 at Portmeirion, Wales in September 2015.
They’ve been touring extensively lately, promoting Summer ’08, gathering up good reviews and ecstatic audiences – they will be ending up the year in Edinburgh, Scotland opening for Franz Ferdinand on New Years Eve.