Metronomy was born ten years ago in the tiny, bohemian market town of Totnes in Devon, when Joseph Mount got his first computer and started making electronic music inspired by the likes of Autechre and Aphex Twin. Metronomy’s debut album, released in 2006, was called Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) and its largely instrumental electro-pop reflected the eccentricity of its title.
Joseph admits that he only, finally, saw the commercial possibilities of Metronomy when DJ/producer Erol Alkan began to feature the single “You Could Easily Have Me” in his sets, and asked Metronomy to play at his club. Cue the need for a proper live show, and the additions of Gabriel (keyboards and bass) and Oscar (saxophone, backing vocals and keyboards).
Move on 2 years to the sophomore album Nights Out, a second album that feels like a debut. the first to be vocal-led, with the self-effacing Joseph stepping up and grabbing the mic for most of the tracks. Check out the excellent single “Heartbreaker” remixed by French electropop duo Jupiter.
Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Jupiter Remix)
Find out more about Metronomy on MySpace. Buy their music on
Erlend Øye is a Norwegian musician from Bergen, Norway best known for being part of the pop duo Kings of Convenience together with Eirik Glambek Bøe. He has released one solo album, Unrest in 2003 and a mix CD in the DJ-Kicks series in 2004. On top of his solo work and his work with Kings Of Convenience, Erlend Øye is also part of indie pop band The Whitest Boy Alive. The band has released two albums so far.
Erlend Oye - Sudden Rush (The Twelves Remix)
Øye recently teamed up with Kompis to release a 7″ single on small underground label Off The Wall. Their collaboration actually goes way back since the two had worked together on the track “Sudden Rush” which appeared on Erlend Øye’s debut album. Check out the B-side to Kompis and Øye’s single…
Kompis & Erlend Øye - Untitled
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Pompeya is a young Moscow-based indie rock outfit active since 2007. “Cheenese” is their third official single. More to come…
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U R MY DISCO // vol.2 is out now!! You can stream the whole mix on 8tracks or, if you prefer, you can download it here:
Track list goes as follows:
1. Cut/Copy – Lights and Music
2. Robyn – Cobrastyle (Teddybear cover)
3. Crystal Castles – Courtship Dating
4. Basement Jaxx – Rendez-vu
5. The Little Ones – Lovers Who Uncover (Crystal Castles Remix)
6. Tracey Thorn – King’s Cross (Hot Chip Remix)
7. Foals – Astronauts and All (Barringtone Remix)
8. Feist – 1234 (Van She Tech Remix)
9. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
10. Tahiti 80 – Changes (Swayzak Darkfarmer Mix)
11. Cut/Copy – Zap Zap
12. Rubies – I Feel Electric
13. The Presets – This Boy’s in Love
14. My Brightest Diamond – Inside a Boy (Son Lux Remix)
15. Son Lux – where|sir
Ane Brun, real name Ane Brunvoll, is a Norwegian singer songwriter, born and raised in Molde, Norway. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She co-runs a record company, DetErMine Records (“It is my” in Norwegian), alongside Ellekari Larsson of The Tiny.
After a few years of numerous live stints in Sweden and Norway and several non-official EP releases her first official album, Spending Time with Morgan, was released at the end of May 2003 in Scandinavia, and in various European countries in the autumn of 2003.
Ane Brun - True Colors
Her newest studio album is called Changing Of The Seasons and it’s out now!
Visit Ane Brun’s official site or MySpace and buy her music on