MTV Records: Metronomy
We spoke to Metronomy's Joe Mount about The Beatles, Kendrick Lamar and why there's nothing quite like record shopping..
MTV went record shopping with Joe Mount – the brain behind Metronomy – to talk about why vinyl records are important to him, why he’s in awe of Kendrick Lamar and more. The full video is playing above.
Metronomy began its life as Joe Mount’s bedroom project back when he still lived with his parents in the market town of Totnes, Devon. The group might have a full band for its live shows, consisting of Anna Prior (drums & vocals) and Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar & vocals) and Oscar Cash (keyboards, vocals & awkward dance moves, which has its own dedicated Tumblr), but Metronomy is essentially a one-man project. The nostalgic and personal lyrics on Summer 08, Metronomy’s latest album, made this clearer than ever before.
Metronomy’s sound has evolved from album to album. When we spoke to Joe, he said the real reward for Metronomy fans is how they’ll never know what the next album will sound. He's not lying. There’s the peculiar, danceable electro-pop of 2006’s Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) and 2008’s Nights Out, but also 2014’s analogue, Motown-embracing Love Letters the up-tempo, Robyn-featuring funk-pop Summer 08 and then Metronomy’s best album to date: the expansive, sleek, Mercury Prize-nominated ode to Devon, The English Riviera.
We brought Joe down to MTV’s local record shop, Out On The Floor Records, to learn more about his influences and why there’s nothing quite like visiting a record shop.
Check out the first episode of MTV Records, featuring Metronomy, below. Enjoy!
Thanks to Out On The Floor Records for having us down. Find out more about this great record store here.
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