Everybody Likes Their Twenties

Being a huge fan of Metronomy (signed copy of Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) anyone?), I listen to any recommendations he makes. Particularly if the band is a side project of bassist Gabriel Patrick. No worries, he is still part of Metronomy. In fact they are embarking on a headline tour through the UK in February and March and their new album entitled Nights Out has been submit to their label. (Note, I find it strange that Metronomy is one person but has band members, so I apologize from switching between he and them) Aaaaannnyyywwaayyss... isn't this a funny keyboard?
As far as the new band, its name is Your Twenties and their music has melodies reminiscent of 60's pop. Plenty of humable melodies (is that a word?) and catchy hooks

Check out a few songs on their MySpace profile. I cannot stop playing Caught Wheel. I like how it is a play on cart wheel. I wish I had some music of theirs to post or a video but seems like they are still in the demo phase.

Your Twenties has a few shows coming up in London next month.
  • Feb 4 2008 //8:00P - DURRR @ The End, WC1 London, London and South East
  • Feb 5 2008 // 8:00P - Club Skulls @ The Old Blue Last London, London and South East
  • Feb 8 2008 // 8:00P - Put It On @ The Trinity, Harrow North West London, London and South East
  • Feb 11 2008 // 8:00P - Wolfboy @ The Amersham Arms Saaaf East Lahndahn
The Love Is All remix album appropriately titled Love Is All... Mixed Up is awesome. Then again you cannot go wrong with getting remixed by Hot Chip, Optimo, Chicken Lips and Studio (and Metronomy). They hail from Sweden and have had a few high profile appearances such as touring with Maximo Park and being featured on Peel Sessions in the UK. They are currently signed to What's Your Rupture with label mates The Long Blondes.

So here's a little diddy that ties this whole post together and a b-side or something from Metronomy.

MP3: Love Is All - Spinning and Scratching (Metronomy Remix) (YSI)
MP3: Metronomy - Heart Rate Rapid (YSI)

Oh and here are a couple of Metronomy videos including their newest one for Radio Ladio (it's a featured video on YouTube's home page today!). First up is Trick or Treatz.

Trick or Treatz

Radio Ladio

By the way, the whole point of this post when I started was to highlight Your Twenties, so at least check out their tracks. I got carried away with all the side projects and remixes and videos etc...


Victor Castro said...

before i headed to Your Twenties myspace i saw the the video for Trick or Treatz, LOVED THE BASS LINE! As for the video, i've always like when anyone gets all creative with lights and simple editing (minimalism, works best for me)

after seeing that the bass player (love the bass) formed the band, i thought why check them out. You are correct, Caught Wheel is very humable, aswell as the other two songs... very catchy!

Nilina said...

Re: the last comment, Joseph (lead Metronomy singer) writes all the tunes plays the bass on the song, Gabriel *Stebbing* just plays it live (and visually in videos)

canvas art prints said...

Of course they do - all of the freedoms, none of the responsibilities. Metronomy are pretty good too ;)