Elisa Bray

Elisa Bray is The Independent's Rock & Pop Editor

Mercury rises for Metronomy

Frontman Joseph Mount had much humbler expectations than a top 10 album, festival headline slots and sold-out gigs at major venues

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The Week in Music: Sofar so good for the gig-goers who enjoy the sound

If people chatting throughout gigs is, for you, a constant source of irritation, sign up to Sofar Sounds. Back in 2010, three friends frustrated with the London live scene decided to reinvent it and launched a movement of secret gigs in front rooms. It has since spread to New York, and now Edinburgh.