Tune in on Friday, May 12th @ 10AM to hear Little Citrus speak with multi-instrumentalist and producer, Joseph Mount, of UK band Metronomy ahead of their show later the same evening at The Fox Theater in Oakland.
Metronomy has grown from a scrappy, lo-fi side project into one of the more creative acts mixing rock and electronic music. Drawing on influences ranging from Devo and David Bowie to N.E.R.D. and Pavement, Mount established Metronomy as an equally catchy and unpredictable act with 2006’s Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe). The project’s later albums, such as 2011’s Mercury Prize-nominated The English Riviera, were smoother and more sophisticated, but still incorporated unexpected elements that ranged from the Motown and blue-eyed soul homages of 2014’s Love Letters to the retro-futurism of 2019’s Metronomy Forever. With projects like 2021’s hip-hop-inspired Posse EP, Vol. 1 and the deceptively sunny pop of 2022’s Small World, Mount continued to push Metronomy’s creative boundaries while keeping his witty melodies, songwriting, and production at the forefront.