The four-piece band Metronomy produces high-pitched, electro-dance tracks sort of in the likes of MGMT and Passion Pit, except they’re crafty and very cheeky just like Micachu and the Shapes...oh, yes, they’re from the UK, that’s it!
Although frontman Joseph Mount officially launched Metronomy in 1999, it wasn’t until 2006 that the band released its debut album titled Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe).
Even in those early years, Mount and Anna Prior (drums), Oscar Cash (saxophone, backing vocals and keyboards) and Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals) were mostly mixing tracks for other artists like Gorillaz, Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, Ladytron, Lady Gaga and Lykke Li (like we said, crafty).
Their electro-pop harmonies have contributed to much of their work, including in their 2008 release Nights Out and their latest, The English Riveria, which dropped this summer.
The quirky thing about these lads is that their sound doesn't get old. They produce breezy, fun songs about love and other topics that are spirited and -- yes -- cute. Cuteness never killed anyone.
So when you see them at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday don’t worry about who’s there, or not there, watching you dance. Let Metronomy inspire you to live a little.