Metronomy are back in a welcome return to form. They’ve given us a banger of a track in the unlikely combination of Salted Caramel Ice Cream. It’s a teaser track off of the forthcoming album which is due out in September 2019. If the teaser is anything to go by, the LP is likely to be be up there with the 2011 LP The English Riviera in its greatness. Metronomy have appeared before on FTBOTRB – go take a listen. As usual the menu extends further than just ice cream this week, with a Listener Recommendation inspired bookend from Lissie Trullie. Get your headphones on and dive straight in.
To compliment Salted Caramel Ice Cream the guitar excellence of Randy Lorenzo gives some sumptuous summery vibes as he guides us around the lush tropical paradise of Hawaii. Hello to all our listeners in Hawaii. Tobin brings Soft Walls back into the studio for a play of what is possibly their standout track from the LP No Time. The whole album constitutes a Record Box Recommendation in fact – it’s essential listening.
Finally, we’re treating you to a Double Record Box Classic this week. We discuss what must arguably one of the greatest LP cover artworks of all time. Tobin admits that he has never been voted one of the world’s most beautiful people by People magazine and ends up slating the track. We play 2 great tracks from Thin Lizzy and Fine Young Cannibals. Of course Tobin is wrong about the quite wonderful Roland Gift but we’ll let you make up your own minds.
STOP PRESS – next week
Just a heads up to our loyal listeners that we have an exclusive pre-release play of Sarathy Korwar’s new LP full of expressive sub-continent percussive vibes. The track features Zia Ahmed and is a clever and thought provoking dig at colonialism and its wider reach. Join us as we broadcast at 23:00GMT July 20th.
- It’s Only You Isn’t It Lissie Trullie
- Island Style Randy Lorenzo
- Salted Caramel Ice Cream Metronomy
- Rosalie Thin Lizzy
- I’m Not The Man I Used To Be Fine Young Cannibals
- Never Come Back Again Soft Walls
- Ready For The Floor Lissie Trullie
Metronomy – new single
Salted Caramel Ice Cream by Metronomy (Joseph Mount’s creation) is a delightful, fun listen so it comes as no surprise that the accompanying video would be any different. The salt miner and his adorable fuzzy blue monster friend attempt to out-do the gothic gelato parlour that has opened up opposite their ice cream store. They try out some awful taste combinations until they hit upon an apparent winner. It’s a conversation Tobin and Richard had in the studio as Richard didn’t believe such a thing existed. Apparently it does, and it tastes better than goth gelato. Mount himself directed this video and in fact a few weeks ago released another self-directed video for single release Lately.
Lately is a fuzzier, more indie offering from Metronomy than Salted Caramel Ice Cream but nonetheless is just as punchy and full of instantly likeable grooves. The video itself features tiny Metronomy band members climbing out of an audio cassette – remember those? Ha! The track has a slight Aphex Twin sounding section as the band get squashed. However, pulling inspiration from greats such as Richard James is unlikely to do you any damage.
There is an album due in September this year – Metronomy Forever – and we are certainly looking forward to that. Despite Tobin’s self confessed indulgence in playing Metronomy on today’s show, if these two single releases are anything to go by, then the LP is going to deliver in spades.
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Month-long Woodstock vinyl celebration
Every week in August we’ll be celebrating the mother of all music festivals – Woodstock – as it enjoys its 50th anniversary. We’ll be playing performances from the festival direct from the vinyl and discussing its wider appeal and influence on the music community then and now. Join us as we tune in, turn on and drop out all over again.
New LP from the Caamp boys
Americana stalwarts and friends of the show Caamp have been spending time in a recording studio and have new material in the can. Follow the banner link above to take a listen to 4 tracks currently on pre-release from off of it. We are seeing more use of electric guitars and percussion on this LP which is inline with the live performance we attended earlier this year at Oslo, Hackney, London UK. Early signs are that this is a welcome return from the Ohio boys, it’s sounding fresh and familiar at the same time. Full release due 26.07.2019.