Metronomy, Wedding Bells.

Whether this should be said in relation to On Dancefloors, or The Look, or 16 Beat, historically, Metronomy have incontestably been at their absolute best when they’ve nimbly slid into minor keys. And such is Wedding Bells: “Yeah, I hear wedding bells/ But they’re not for you,” begins Joe Mount in a most sardonic mode befitting the pacy yet somewhat bittersweet musical backdrop – a far cry from the unashamedly sugary Salted Caramel Ice Cream before it, therefore. Granted, a synthetic intro may this time recall the wretched Dakota, but once pulsing guitars kick in and Anna Prior’s rhythmic patterns kick things up several gears come the latter part of every chorus, comparisons with Kelly Jones & Co. have long since disintegrated in the rearview. Bring on Metronomy Forever next week…

Metronomy Forever is available from September 13th via Because Music, while Metronomy play the Roundhouse on November 7th and 8th.