Metronomy announce their seventh studio album, and release brand new single, ‘It’s good to be back’

"I’d be sitting in the backseat of my parents’ car and they’d be playing their music and I’d think ‘this is awful’"

28.10.21, Words by: Maisie Goulsbra

Today Metronomy announce their seventh studio album and release the first taster via brand new single and music video ‘It’s good to be back’. Forthcoming album ‘Small World’ comes out February 2022 and it’s said to be a return to simple pleasures, nature, and an embracing in part of more pared down, songwriterly sonics. All while asking broader existential questions; finding appreciation in nature and our roots, while reappraising the things we value as we get older.

‘It’s good to be back’ got its name as frontman Jospeh Mount says, “Part of me was thinking, ‘what is the lamest platitude people are going to be saying coming out of the past two years?’, but at the same time, I was thinking how it will be true and how it might feel doing things again.”

The track’s spiky synth-laden pulsation is said to have been made as Mount was remembering what it was like as a kid when, “I’d be sitting in the backseat of my parents’ car and they’d be playing their music and I’d think ‘this is awful’, but there’d be one or two songs I would like. I thought it would be fun to make that kind of album, and this is the song the kids might like. This is the ‘cool’ song.”

To celebrate the album announcement, Metronomy will play an exclusive show at London’s Colour Factory as a part of Pitchfork Music Festival London on Thursday 11 November which will also be live streamed via Doors. For more info re tickets for both IRL event and live stream, follow this link.

‘Small World’ comes out on 18th February 2022 via Because Music.

Stream ‘It’s good to be back’ on your preferred service here or watch below.

METRONOMY UK / EU TOUR DATES:

Tuesday 9 November – Patterns, Brighton
Thursday 11 November – Colour Factory, London (Pitchfork Music Festival London)

Tuesday 1 March – Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
Wednesday 2 March – Coliseu de Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal
Friday 4 March – La Riviera – Madrid, Spain
Saturday 5 March – Sala Moon – Valencia, Spain
Sunday 6 March – Razzmatazz 1 – Barcelona, Spain
Tuesday 8 March – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
Wednesday 9 March – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy
Thursday 10 March – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland
Friday 11 March – Neue Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
Sunday 13 March – Kino Šiška – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Monday 14 March – Gasometer – Vienna, Austria
Tuesday 15 March – Akvárium Klub – Budapest, Hungary
Thursday 17 March – Reithalle Strasse E -Dresden, Germany
Friday 18 March – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
Saturday 19 March – Tama – Poznan, Poland
Sunday 20 March – Tama, Poznan, Poland
Tuesday 22 March – Roxy – Prague, Czech Republic
Wednesday 23 March – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany
Friday 25 March – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
Saturday 26 March – Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, Germany
Monday 28 March – Alte Feuerwache – Mannheim, Germany
Tuesday 29 March – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands
Thursday 31 March – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Friday 1 April – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
Sunday 3 April – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
Monday 4 April – Zénith Arena, Lille, France
Tuesday 5 April – Le Liberté – Rennes, France
Wednesday 6 April – Le Zenith, Paris, France
Friday 8 April – Zénith Sud – Montpellier, France
Sunday 10 April – Zorlu PAC – Istanbul, Turkey
Friday 22 April – Barrowland – Glasgow, UK
Saturday 23 April – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK
Sunday 24 April – Boiler Shop – Newcastle, UK
Tuesday 26 April – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday 27 April – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK
Thursday 28 April – Academy – Manchester, UK
Saturday 30 April – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
Sunday 1 May – Tramshed – Cardiff, UK
Tuesday 3 May – The Foundry – Torquay, UK
Wednesday 4 May – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Thursday 5 May – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
Saturday 7 May – Alexandra Palace – London, UK

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