It’s been quite a summer for Joe Mount and his musical project. They brought the house down with their Glastonbury John Peel stage performance and at the last-ever Secret Garden Festival, and headlined at Blissfields. What better way to bring their summer of storming live performances to a close than playing OnBlackheath? We can’t wait.
Mount hasn’t always been the songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist auteur that Metronomy fans know and revere today. Eight summers ago he was living a wild life in London. “I can’t remember a single night in, sat in a nice room just watching the telly,” he reminisces.
Instead of burying that wide-eyed time, Mount returned to it by making 2016’s album ‘Summer 08’, the sequel to Nights Out. It was an album he’d waited eight years to make, despite the success of releases like Pip Paine, The English Riviera and Love Letters.
“I love OutKast. I love David Bowie and old Daft Punk. I wanted to do a mature, quite eclectic pop record in that vein.”