NEWS: Metronomy release surprise ‘Posse EP, Vol One’ feat Sorry, Biig Pinty, Folly Group & 2022 Dates

NEWS: Metronomy release surprise ‘Posse EP, Vol One’ feat Sorry, Biig Pinty, Folly Group & 2022 Dates

Metronomy have released a surprise new ‘Posse EP, Volume 1’ featuring collaborations with artists from Sorry, Biig Pinty, Spill Tab, Folly Group and Brian Nasty.

Metronomy today return with the surprise release of new project Posse EP Volume 1, out now via Because Music. Highlights from the project include ‘Half An Inch’ and ‘405’: ‘Half An Inch’ is a bouncy collaboration between Pinty, and kicks off the diverse collection of tracks in infectious style. Listen here.

“Half an inch off six foot tall… sums up my short life. Being so close yet so far from something – everyone can relate to that,” he says of the track.

405’ is a dreamy collaboration with LA based, Irish singer and rapper Biig Piig, who explains of the hazy, synth driven track: “Joe sent over the piano instrumental and it was so beautiful and brought back so many memories. I feel like when you hear a piece of music that does that, you know it’s special. My melodies and lyrics over it came out really easily and it just felt really nostalgic. The song is about a moment of realising the love that I was seeking frantically in all kinds of places I had right in front of me the whole time.”

Posse EP Volume 1 finds Metronomy founder Joe Mount building an immaculately polished sonic world for other vocalists and artists to play within. Mount has long wanted to make his own version of producer records like those of Unkle and Handsome Boy Modelling School, and in a year where everyone had been isolated, he took the opportunity to experiment and collaborate with new acquaintances: rising stars Pinty and Biig Piig, indie disruptors Sorry, as well as exciting relative newcomers Brian Nasty, Folly Group and Spill Tab all feature on the first edition of Posse.

Several of these artists were introduced to Joe for the first time while making the EP, for him a part of the collection’s charm: “I thought it would be weird saying, ‘some of these are people I hadn’t previously heard of’, but actually it’s such an amazing way to encounter people and get to know them,” he explains, “Receiving back a song from someone you’ve never met before, but they’ve clicked with what you’ve done and done something amazing with it.”

Posse EP Volume 1 came together as an array of sweet, juddering pop like the airy swirl of Biig Piig track ‘405’, engaging rap like the smooth buzz of Pinty’s ‘Half An Inch’ and densely-woven synths and choruses as on final track ‘Monday’, featuring Brian Nasty and Folly Group. A breezy, cohesive selection, the EP is not only an exhibition of Joe’s craft, but a rich showcase of some of music’s next generation.

Metronomy will be touring the UK in April and May 2022, taking in 12 dates including a stop along the English Riviera to play in Torquay, and rounding out at London’s Alexandra Palace.

METRONOMY UK / EU TOUR DATES

Tues  9 November – Patterns, Brighton

TueS 1 March –  Hard Club – Porto, Portugal (new show)

Wed  2 March – Coliseu de Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal

Fri     4 March –  La Riviera – Madrid, Spain

Sat    5 March – Sala Moon – Valencia, Spain (new show)

Sun   6 March – Razzmatazz 1 – Barcelona, Spain

Tues  8 March – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland

Wed  9 March – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy

Thu  10 March – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland (new venue)

Fri     11 March – Neue Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany (new show)

Sun   13 March – Kino Šiška – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mon  14 March – Gasometer – Vienna, Austria

Tues  15 March – Akvárium Klub – Budapest, Hungary

Thur  17 March – Reithalle Strasse E -Dresden, Germany

Fri      18 March – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

Sat     19 March – Tama – Poznan, Poland

Sun    20 March – Tama, Poznan, Poland

Tues   22 March – Roxy – Prague, Czech Republic

Wed   23 March – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany (new show)

Fri       25 March – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany (new show)

Sat      26 March – Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, Germany (new show)

Mon    28 March – Alte Feuerwache – Mannheim, Germany

Tues   29 March – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands (new show)

Thu    31 March – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Fri        1 April – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France (new show)

Sun      3 April – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium

Mon     4 April – Zénith Arena, Lille, France

Tues     5 April – Le Liberté – Rennes, France

Wed     6 April – Le Zenith, Paris, France (new show)

Fri         8 April – Zénith Sud – Montpellier, France

Sun      10 April – Zorlu PAC – Istanbul, Turkey

Fri         22 April – Barrowland – Glasgow, UK (new show)

Sat        23 April – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK (new show)

Sun       24 April – Boiler Shop – Newcastle, UK (new show)

Tue       26 April – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland (new show)

Wed      27 April – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK (new show)

Thur      28 April – Academy – Manchester, UK (new show)

Sat        30 April – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK (new show)

Sun       1 May – Tramshed – Cardiff, UK (new show)

Tues     3 May – The Foundry – Torquay, UK (new show)

Wed     4 May – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK (new show)

Thur     5 May – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK (new show)

Sat        7 May – Alexandra Palace – London, UK (new show)

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