As part of Pitchfork Festival London, Metronomy played an album launch party at Colour Factory in East London for new release ‘Small World’
In celebration of the announcement of Metronomy’s newest album ‘Small World’, the band hosted an album launch party at Colour Factory on November 11th as part of Pitchfork Festival London. The event showcasing their 7th studio album was also live-streamed, meaning that fans across the globe could buy a ticket for an insight into the exclusive event.
Starting the set with ‘Love Factory’, a new track from the album due to release in February, frontman Joe Mount donned an acoustic guitar and established an impressive insight into the upcoming record. It was an unexpected surprise to hear Metronomy play some of their older songs at the launch party, with the band continuing the set with ‘Everything Goes My Way’ and ‘The Bay’. Considering Metronomy are usually selling out shows at Brixton Academy, The Royal Albert Hall and Alexandra Palace, it felt special to be hearing a range of tracks from their already established discography alongside unreleased songs – the teenage version of myself that listened to ‘The English Riviera’ religiously was elated.
Metronomy seemed to find the perfect balance of complementing both the old and the new, weaving new tracks of ‘Right on Time’, ‘Things Will Be Fine’ and ‘Good to Be Back’ amongst their well-known hits being carried by the chorus of voices in the Hackney venue. Between songs Mount filled the East London warehouse space with anecdotes on his experiences in East, in particular the nearby “big Boots”, and his opinion on a range of issues affecting those within the capital, notably the Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Metronomy have held the title over the past decade as one of the biggest names in the British indie-pop scene and their performance at the ‘Small World’ launch party seemed to simply affirm that.