Currently working on their forthcoming sixth album, Metronomy have delved into their archives to share a previously unheard French-language version of the fan favourite ‘Heartbreaker’. This alternate take on one of their best loved songs was recorded in 2008 during sessions for their breakthrough album Nights Out, which will be released as a 10th Anniversary Edition on February8th via BecauseMusic.
Nights Out: 10th Anniversary Edition features the original critically acclaimed album alongside a second LP which expands upon JosephMount’s vision with a set of unreleased demos, rarities and b-sides – many of which make their first appearance on vinyl.
In addition to this alternate take on ‘Heartbreaker’, Mount’s Francophile leanings are also explored in Breakbot’s remix of ‘A Thing For Me’, which contrasts French touch vibes with Mount’s distinctly English-accented vocals. Previously issued on an exclusive Rough Trade bonus disc, ‘Over’ is an instrumental of cinematic scale, while the disc closes with four previously unreleased demos including the leftfield minimalism of ‘Das Booty’.
Although Metronomy’s 2006’s debut album Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) was discovered by those in the know, it was Nights Out that captured the imagination of a much wider audience. Mount achieved the seemingly impossible: he highlighted both the joyous atmosphere of a big night out and a taste of the resultant comedown in a set that playfully veered towards being a concept album.
Metronomy finished 2018 by joining FranzFerdinand at their huge outdoor Hogmanay show in Edinburgh on NewYear’sEve. TheHerald described Metronomy’s set as “a deliciously pretty experience.” This summer’s UK festival plans are already taking shape with headline shows at Hit The North, LiveAtLeeds and Handmade alongside an AllPointsEast set where they’re on the same day as headliners Christine and the Queens.
The dates are:
3rd – Hit The North (headliner)
4th – Live At Leeds (headliner)5th – Handmade (headliner)
26th – All Points East