With their third full-length album, 2011's 'The English Riviera', British band Metronomy transitioned from garish electro-pop to a sleek, sophisticated sound that's as much Steely Dan as Daft Punk. Our guest, Scottish singer/songwriter and producer...
With their third full-length album, 2011's 'The English Riviera', British band Metronomy transitioned from garish electro-pop to a sleek, sophisticated sound that's as much Steely Dan as Daft Punk. Our guest, Scottish singer/songwriter and producer Joshua Mackenzie (The Joshua Hotel, Lional), found inspiration for his own music in leader Joseph Mount's lush-yet-quirky songs about - among other things - his hometown of Torbay in Devon that make up this beguiling record.
"You're up, but you'll get down
You're never running from this town...
This town's the oldest friend of mine"
Songs featured in this episode: Corinne (Instrumental) - Metronomy; Repetition Town - The Joshua Hotel; I'm Aquarius, Night Owl - Metronomy; Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan; Indie Rokkers - MGMT; Missing U - Robyn; The English Riviera, We Broke Free - Metronomy; Untitled - Interpol; Everything Goes My Way - Metronomy; She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina - The Kinks; The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret - Queens Of The Stone Age; The Look - Metronomy; F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E - Pulp; She Wants - Metronomy; Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy) - Ween; Trouble - Metronomy; Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie; Honesty Is No Excuse - Thin Lizzy; Don't Believe A Word - Marco Mendoza w/Josh Mackenzie; The Bay - Metronomy; Atlantis To Interzone - Klaxons; Loving Arm, Corinne - Metronomy; Blockhead - DEVO; Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus; Some Written - Metronomy; Lot 105 - Blur; Love Underlined - Metronomy; Daft Punk Is Playing At My House - LCD Soundsystem; Somebody New - The Joshua Hotel
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Singer songwriter, producer from the North of Scotland. Main musical project is The Joshua Hotel, also play lead guitar and sing in the Scottish Alternative Rock band Lional.