Published Nov 19, 2010UK electro-pop quartet Metronomy stole our hearts with their fantastic sophomore album Nights Out in 2008. Since then, the group have kept things on the down-low, with little output other than a rumoured album with Kate Nash. Fortunately, Metronomy fans will be treated to a new album in early 2011.
Speaking with Australia's Triple J radio station, bassist Gbenga Adelekan revealed that the new album will be called The English Riviera and draws on some disparate influences.
"Some of it is like Daft Punk meets the Eagles if you can believe that. Some of it is even weirder, more electronic," he said. "Some of it is almost like stuff from the first Metronomy album, very weird electronica. And then there's some really cool pop music on there as well. We've gotten a really good response to the new songs we've played. It's going to be a lot of fun to play live."
Also, earlier this year, Metronomy frontman Joe Mount spoke to The Fly and suggested that Riviera would be a "stoner record."
"The idea of the record is, there's two main ideas, one that I kind of wanted to make, when I was young like 15 or 16 years old, and you go to your first house parties or you first start having a drink and a bit of weed, there are all these records that really remind you of all those kind of nights and all those kind of parties; things like Endtroducing by DJ Shadow, or The Score by the Fugees, or Portishead," he said. "Stoner records, in a way; really down tempo."
The English Riviera does not have a solid release date as of yet, but it is expected to drop sometime in April 2011 via Because Music.