All neon bubble fonts, dodgy 80s hair-dos, and gaudy disco funk, Joe Mount isn’t just taking a step away from the heartbreak fuelling Metronomy’s last record ‘Love Letters’. Gentle shoop-shoops and subtle building waves have been lobbed well and truly out the window. Brash, kitschy, and propelled by furiously hyperactive glass-chings, ‘Old Skool’ harks back to Mount’s ‘Nights Out’ days as he yowls of overindulgence, money making, and superficial parties in the West End. “I love sex, and I love dancing, and reclining in your backseat,” he announces. It makes barely any sense, and it’s brilliant.
Casually enlisting Beastie Boys’ Mixmaster Mike to scratch all across ‘Old Skool’ - because why the hell not, really - and embracing huge, juddering production tricks, Metronomy are letting loose on their latest like we’ve never heard before, and it’s frenzied fun on a shiny, multicoloured plate.
Metronomy’s new album ‘Summer 08’ is out on 1st July.