Another twelfth birthday album, and probably the coolest musicians that come to mind. If I were to picture them in my mind jamming, they would be sitting on a sofa casually strumming away, maybe the keyboard player on the arm of the chair, all facing away from each other. Probably wearing smart tees.

Their most famous songs come from their most recent album, The English Riviera, the songs being The Bay and The Look. (You might have that moment when you listen to the first four seconds of a song, and you immediately remember it from TV. If you have that moment when you absolutely know what I’m talking about but don’t know the ad, it was for Barclays. You’re welcome.)

There’s a lot of talk of love in their music, with all the rich and deep music and lyrics like

“I know I’m willing babe
To go the whole way
We could never be alone
When you go you’re all I’m thinking of
With love I’ll get you anyway”

What I like about the music is that it sort of resembles Cheap Girls in that they don’t just use a couple of guitars and a drummer and a vocalist, they really range with the sounds they make. They also resemble Vampire Weekend or Bombay Bicycle Club in that listening to their music makes you feel like you’re on holiday. Who they lastly resemble is OK Go/ Everything Everything/ Hot Chip/ The Cast of Cheers in that they likewise have an electro/indie (very cool, basically).

The lyrics are great, like those ones just before and the album cover is so incredibly smooth yet simple resembles the album as a whole so very well. That holiday feeling again.

COMPARISON: No-one, they’re completely unique, sorry it’s a bit cliche, but I couldn’t think of anyone.

  1. djmasmusic says:

    hi, good post, I agree I love Metronomy and their sound is just brilliant and so happy. In case you missed out on it they also released a brilliant remix album The English Rivera. I can highly recommend it – this is my favourite by Clock Opera (who in general have the BEST remixes in the world)

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