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Metronomy commit themselves to infinity with new album

By | Published on Thursday 20 June 2019


Metronomy have announced that they will release new album ‘Metronomy Forever’ in September. New single, ‘Salted Caramel Ice Cream’, is out now.

Explaining the album’s title, frontman Joseph Mount says: “What happens is when you’re making music and you enter a world where you have achieved some sort of celebrity – no matter how large or small – you start to think about yourself in terms of legacy and what you’re going to leave behind”.

“And then you realise that’s limited to the interest people have in you”, he goes on. “In the end I feel completely comfortable with it. The less importance you place in any art the more interesting it can become in a way. I’m making music, I’m going to do some concerts, I need to feed my children”.

Mount also directs the video for the new single, about which he says: “Years ago a friend of mine gave me a VHS tape of the MTV show ‘120 Minutes’. It’s something I’d get him to do every so often as I was a bit obsessed with music TV at the time”.

“On one particular tape was the video for ‘Sonne’ by Rammstein. I’d never seen them before and it blew my mind”, he explains. “This video is a sort of homage to that, but with an added story about the gentrification of ice cream parlours”.

Where might you watch that video? Oh, how about right here?

The band will also be touring following the album’s release on 13 Sep. Here are the UK dates:

6 Nov: Southampton, Guildhall
8 Nov: London, The Roundhouse
9 Nov: Manchester, Academy
11 Nov: Leeds, Academy
13 Nov: Glasgow, SWG3
14 Nov: Bristol, Academy
15 Nov: Nottingham, Rock City
16 Nov: Birmingham, The Institute