'I'm trying to bring back loose baggy breakbeats'
Cai Trefor
13:24 18th February 2017

Metronomy creator Joseph Mount has moved on from the funk-infused pop direction of latest album Summer 08 and is working on some music he describes as "similar to Primal Scream."

Speaking with Gigwise at the NME awards in Brixton Academy - a venue the band are due to play in May - Mount said: I’ve been house husbanding and making some music as well. I used It’s a new frontier for my music. It’s kinda baggy, it’s like Manchester, kind of Primal Scream. I’m trying to bring back loose baggy breakbeats."

His last album Summer 08 (2016) was praised across the music industry for being stacked with funky pop bangers and before that Love Letters (2014) encompassing 60s psyche and Motown.

Before that English Riviera (2011) came out and was one of the most celebrated albums of that year and is still largely considered Metronomy's best work to date. The single 'The Look' will ring loud across pub jukeboxes and dj sets for years to come.

Mount is currently in the very early stage of building this new output and says he's just working on music and doesn't know if he'll release an album per se: "I don’t know how it will be released these days, whether it will be an album or drip fed," he pondered.

Moreover, Mount, who has always taken control of the band's production and done a cracking job of it over the years, is going to relinquish some control this time around: "I’m going to try working with a few producers this time around," he revealed. This could well be Metronomy's Screamadelica moment and we eagerly await the results.