In Bloom: Metronomy cover DIY’s September 2019 issue

Plus all the insights into the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist, Bombay Bicycle Club, Squid, Girl Band, and more!

Six albums in and Metronomy are still blossoming. Ahead of the release of ‘Metronomy Forever’, we meet mastermind Joe Mount for our September Issue to find out how the genre-spanning group have maintained their place as one of Britain’s most beloved bands for over a decade.

Now with their new 17-song epic on the horizon, Joe’s inspirations may have evolved from flirting and falling in love to more mid-30-year-old fixations like pissing your girlfriend off and paying bills, but Metronomy remain invigorated and driven to push their sonic boundaries. “It’s the sixth record now. I don’t think I have to explain [Metronomy] anymore,” Joe tells us. “There’s obviously not something fundamentally wrong with what I’m doing, so if it’s cool it’s cool, and if it’s not, it’s not.”

Elsewhere in the mag, we give you the ultimate run-down of this year’s 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize featuring all of the shortlisted artists: Anna Calvi, black midi, Cate Le Bon, Dave, Foals, Fontaines DC, IDLES, Little Simz, NAO, Seed Ensemble, slowthai and The 1975.

We also talk to Bombay Bicycle Club to find out what they’ve been up to and what they’re planning next, meet Girl Band ahead of the release of their sophomore album ‘The Talkies’ and have a catch-up with the UK’s most exciting band Squid.

And that’s all before introducing you to newbies including FEET, Arlo Parks and Omar Apollo, and (not-so-newbies) Pixies tell us about their forthcoming record ‘Beneath The Eyrie’, alongside a preview of this month’s Reeperbahn Festival and an inside look into Foals’ ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2’.

Phew! There’s obviously loads more, so grab your copy from the nearest stockist on Friday or order one straight to your door right here, right now.

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As featured in the September 2019 issue of DIY, out now.

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