Metronomy supports new LP ‘Small World’ with NA tour dates

Metronomy press photo

In support of their album ‘Small World’, Metronomy will be playing select dates in North America including Montreal and Toronto wrapping up at the Just Like Heaven Festival in L.A. on May 13th. We’re looking forward to checking them out at the Toronto show in May 6 at Danforth Music Hall.

North American tour dates

Fri 5.5 – Montreal, QUE MTELUS

Sat 5.6 – Toronto, ONT @ Danforth Music Hall

Mon 5.8 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

Wed 5.10 – Denver, CO @ Summit

Fri 5.12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Sat 5.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Just Like Heaven Festival

Metronomy released ‘Small World (Special Edition)’ last November via Because Music. The special version of their acclaimed seventh studio album ‘Small World’ features reimagined versions of songs from the original album created by some of the band’s favourite artists, including French synth-pop icon Sébastien Tellier, genre-bending Manchester four-piece Porij, electronic provocateur Haich Ber Na and more.

The band also shared the first taste of the album in the form of Bristolian singer-songwriter Katy J Pearson’s version of ‘Small World’ standout track Love Factory and the music video.

Watch the video for Love Factory

You can also check out the music video for J’En Ai Assez Vu feat Sébastian Tellier via YouTube below.

Grab ‘Small World (Special Edition)

While ‘Small World’ was an album that saw Metronomy return to simple pleasures and nature by embracing more pared down, songwriterly sonics, the special edition of the record finds Metronomy and friends embarking on a sprawling journey through genres – from avant-garde electronica to raucous punk, laidback folk to cosmic disco and more.

Each track from the original record has been entirely transformed by a different artist, with contributions across the project from Porij, PPJ, Panic Shack, Nadeem Din Gibisi & Tony Njoku, Katy J Pearson, Jessica Winter, Haich Ber Na, Bolis Pupul and Sébastian Tellier.

Katy J Pearson’s reimagining of Love Factory is a duet with Metronomy frontman Joe Mount that swaps the glorious groove of the original for her wistful Americana-tinged rock, while retaining all of its irresistible charm. The track is accompanied by a nostalgic video that stars Katy and Joe channelling iconic country performances of the ‘60s and ‘70s, framed against the distinct landscapes of Devon – a love letter to the West Country via the Wild West.

Katy shares: “I’ve been a huge fan of metronomy for a long time. The records they made had a big influence on my music. I have fond memories of travelling up to Bristol to watch them play in Bristol when I was a teenager and the shows being so joyous. Brilliantly intelligent pop music. I met Joe after their show in Bristol and we got chatting. After this encounter I got asked to rework love factory for this deluxe version. I was so excited as love factory is my favourite song from the new record. It’s so beautiful! So I was very flattered & honoured to have the chance to put my own spin on it. I wanted to strip it down to basics and make it a vulnerable duet. I’d been listening to a lot of Nancy Lee & Lee hazel wood at the time so making it a pop duet felt really fun to do. Shooting the video was also so so fun and I have a big connection to south hams so having footage of the landscape of south Devon with me and Joe’s performance around it felt really special! “

Metronomy Small World cover artwork
‘Small World (Special Edition)’ track list

1. Metronomy x Porij – Life and Death

2. Metronomy x PPJ – Things will be fine

3. Metronomy x Panic Shack – It’s good to be back

4. Metronomy x Nadeem Din Gibisi & Tony Njoku – Loneliness on the run

5. Metronomy x Katy J Pearson – Love Factory

6. Metronomy x Jessica Winter – I lost my mind

7. Metronomy x Haich Ber Na – Right on time

8. Metronomy x Bolis Pupul – Hold me tonight

9. Metronomy x Sébastien Tellier – I have seen enough

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