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CD: Metronomy - The English Riviera | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Metronomy - The English Riviera

CD: Metronomy - The English Riviera

Erstwhile electronica outfit's uplifting take on Devon romances

Metronomy's 'The English Riviera': Hip yet enjoyable

For weeks there have been rumours that the new Metronomy release would be electronica that would appeal to people who don’t really listen to it. The last bit, at least, is true. I don’t listen to much of that genre and yet every time I get to the end of The English Riviera I can’t resist hitting repeat. But here’s the thing - it’s not really that electronic. It’s what Metronomy man main, Joseph Mount, describes as “electronic music played using as many real instruments as possible”. And what that adds up to is a glorious mix of lo-fi, indie, pop and dance, with a fair few synths thrown in. And a whole lot of summer.

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