Metronomy are gearing up for their new, sixth album, in the Autumn and have released their first new music since 2016’s ‘Summer 08’ album in the form of a new track, Lately.

It’s classic Metronomy, with the eerie Stranger Things like synths at the start, taking more of a back seat as these sparkling chords and drums come to the fore. As it hits the verse, it’s stripped back to just a repetitive guitar plugging the gaps. It’s the chorus that brings the fun and the funk, prickling with life and sentiment and downright melodic. Compulsive listening.

Metronomy main man Joe Mount also makes his directorial debut with the accomapnying visuals, saying

“This music video is a pop promo in the grand tradition of pop promos: End of school on a Friday afternoon, Mysterious little people that live in a cassette tape, concerned parents and special FX. The song and video are both about growing up.

I’ve absolutely loved taking the opportunity to direct our own music videos. I have quite strong opinions on what music videos are for in 2019 and how they should be presented and this has been a chance for me to put my money where my mouth is!

The most impressive thing I’ve realised is how much of a group effort creating a music video is. I’ve always known it, but this time I’ve obviously worked much closer with the various characters, involved in every department. So, thank you to them.”

Check it out, here

Catch Metronomy at a nearby gathering with a summer festival schedule that covers thirteen countries. The dates are:

JUNE

1st – France, Paris, We Love Green

13th – Norway, Oslo, Piknik Parken

15th – Germany, Duisburg, Traimzeit Festival

21st – Italy, Milan, Music Is My Radar

28th – Switzerland, St. Gallen, Open Air Festival

29th – Luxembourg, Siren’s Call

 

JULY

4th – Scotland, Glasgow, Electric Fields (headliners)

5th – Morocco, Casablanca, Jazzablanca

10th – Spain, Madrid, Mad Cool

13th – Belgium, Dour Festival

14th – France, Tours, Terres Du Son

18th – Portugal, Lisbon, Super Bock Super Rock

20th – Germany, Freiburg, ZMF Festival

25th – Switzerland, Lugano, ROAM

26th – France, Saint-Tropez, Plage de Rock

28th – France, Aulnoye-Aymeries, Les Nuits Secrètes 

 

AUGUST 

17th – France, Saint-Malo, La Route du Rock

24th – Poland, Chorzów, Fest

31st – Ireland, Electric Picnic

 

SEPTEMBER

1st – England, End of the Road