- Metronomy @ Tramshed, Cardiff
- Date: Sunday 01/05/2022
- Time: 7.00pm
- Price: £24
- Age Restrictions: 14+
- Venue: Tramshed
Hey, did you ever notice how Metronomy, the Joe Mount-fronted electronic indie pop group who’ve just released their sixth album Metronomy Forever, sounds a bit like time keeping tool ‘metronome’? You did? Boy oh boy.
The metronome reference was but a musical in-joke before: now it contains more meaning. The steady tick-tocking of the pendulum represents continuation, stability, endlessness, and consistent familiarity. It understands that while we all ultimately return to the goo from whence we came, time marches on furiously, like a bull aiming for a matador. Your last breath will be another click on the machine.
Metronomy Forever in name represents a similar ethos: something looking backwards and forwards simultaneously, like Janus, something fated and eternal. You were made from dust and to dust you will return, that sort of thing.