Album: Metronomy, The English Riviera (Because)

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The Independent Culture

The new album from Metronomy might as well be by a different band than Nights Out.

Where that 2008 album was club-friendly, The English Riviera – a reference to the stretch of Devon coastline where singer Joseph Mount grew up – digs deep into the sound of West Coast Californian 1970s rock. "We Broke Free" is pure Steely Dan; "Trouble", Nick Drake-delicate. Tracks such as "The Bay" have enough to get heads nodding, but if you hear this on a dancefloor, it'll be courtesy of a seriously hard-working remixer.