UKNY for May 16
Metronomy (photo by Michele Yong, PR)
It's been a decade since the Devonshire-bred Metronomy released The English Riviera, the band's third album and their breakthrough too. Slinky, arch pop-rock with a haunting undertow, The English Riviera was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2011 and gave Joseph Mount and his bandmates the boost they needed (Mount and Oscar Cash visited the Bronx for an FUV Live session three years later, supporting Love Letters).
For The English Riviera's 10th anniversary, Metronomy have released an expanded edition that includes six unreleased tracks — and I'll get to one of those on "UKNY" tonight at 11. Also planned, new releases from dynamic pairings: Mr. Jukes and Barney Artist, Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, Little Simz and Cleo Sol, and Hard Feelings' Joe Goddard and Amy Douglas.
Dot Allison, ex of One Dove, returns with her first solo album in a dozen years and both Piroshka and The Catenary Wires have lushly produced summertime albums on the horizon.
1. Piroshka, “Scratching at the Lid,” Love Drips & Gathers
2. (London, UK-Paris, FR) Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, “Chase It Down,” Utopian Ashes
3. Mr. Jukes and Barney Artist, “Vibrate,” The Locket
4. The Catenary Wires, “Mirrorball,” Birling Gap
5. The Chemical Brothers, “The Darkness That You Fear,” single
6. (London, UK-New York, NY) Hard Feelings, “Holding On Too Long,” single
7. Little Simz feat. Cleo Sol, “Woman,” Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
8. Arlo Parks, “Portra 400,” Collapsed in Sunbeams
9. Metronomy, “Picking Up For You (outtake),” The English Riviera – 10th Anniversary
10. Dot Allison, “Long Exposure,” Heart-Shaped Scars
11. Portico Quartet, “Terrain: II (edit),” Terrain
12. Emma Kupa, “Happy Birthday,” single
13. black midi, “Slow (loud),” single and Cavalcade