Metronomy’s Joe Mount says he’s working on another EP to follow ‘Posse’

Metronomy’s Joe Mount spoke to NME backstage at Glastonbury 2022 and told us what new music he plans to release next. Watch more from our interview below.

The band were making their return to Worthy Farm where they played the Other Stage on Friday (June 24). But before that, Mount told us his favourite memories from the fest, how the band distills seven albums into “the perfect hour of power” for festivals, and plans for the follow-up to Metronomy’s latest album ‘Small World’.

“I did an EP called ‘Posse’, which is all collaborations,” Mount told us when asked what fans could expect from the band next. “I’m working on another one of those.”

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The last EP came stacked with Radar favourites, including Biig PiigSpill TabPintyFolly GroupBrian Nasty, and rising heroes like Sorry. Around the time of the release of ‘Posse’, Joe told NME he wanted to work on the project because, “Some of the formative albums I listened to growing up were guest-studded, so it’s always been something I’ve been interested in.”

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Backstage, Mount also told us it’s hard to take a break from making new music.

“Every time I release a record, immediately after I’m like, ‘I want to stop doing this for a while’,” he said. “Then after a few months, I’m like ‘I can’t wait to make another record.’ So, it’s more of the same.”

Now that the band are seven albums in, he also talked to NME about how the band fits their expansive discography into a tight festival set.

“We just play what we think people want to hear,” he said. “We don’t worry about hammering the new stuff too much. We only have an hour as well, which for us is not a very long set.” Mount added: “It’s a good exercise in trimming the fat, getting the perfect hour of power.”

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Metronomy perform Glastonbury 2022 Other Stage CREDIT: Andy Ford

The festival veteran also shared his advice for first-time Glastonbury performers.

“The first time we played here it almost felt like a different festival,” he said. “Back then, the stages all had different names. I think if you’re playing here, and it’s your first time, imagine it’s your last time and suck it up and enjoy it and make the most of it.”

He added: “Every time we come here that’s what we try to do. Even now, we arrived yesterday, we’re not playing until tomorrow but it’s quite fun to hang out. Just enjoy it.”

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Listen to Pale Waves’ riotous new single ‘Jealousy’

Pale Waves have today (June 28) shared a new single – listen to ‘Jealousy’ below.

It’s the latest single to be taken from the band’s upcoming new album ‘Unwanted’, the follow-up to 2021’s ‘Who Am I?’. The new album is set to be released on August 12 via Dirty Hit.

The latest single follows on from the band’s previously released singles ‘Lies‘ and ‘Reasons to Live‘.

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A press release says the new single finds frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie “playing upon her overly obsessive personality” – you can listen to Pale Waves’ ‘Jealousy’ below.

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Speaking about the track, Baron-Gracie said: “Some may see it as ridiculous…but I love a bit of jealousy – not too much, but just enough… I want jealousy in a relationship because it shows me the person only has eyes for me and me only.”

Of the band’s upcoming album, she added: “The album dives into feelings that I felt not only needed to be written but I felt like our fans want to hear.

“Almost everyone has felt like they don’t belong, or has been made to feel like they’re not good enough. That’s a consistent theme that I’m seeing from our fans – that their family doesn’t approve of them, or their friends have disowned them because they’ve come out. So Unwanted had to be honest, provocative and loud. Not only thematically, but in the music as well.”

Pale Waves have also announced a UK headline tour for November, which follows a number of festival appearances including Neighbourhood Weekender, Community Festival, Y-Not, Kendal Calling, Boardmasters and Reading & Leeds. They will also headline Live At Leeds: In The City in October.

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See full dates below and buy tickets here.

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25 – Albert Hall, Manchester
26 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
27 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
28 – Fat Sam’s, Dundee
30 – O2 Academy Brixton, London

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‘Westworld’ premieres season four with cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’

The fourth season of Westworld has premiered with a cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ by composer Ramin Djawadi.

Djawadi is known for providing instrumental arrangements of classic pop and rock songs for the show and has previously included versions of Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’, The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ and Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’.

The cover of ‘Video Games’, a track which originally came out in 2012, features strings and a piano providing a gentle, haunting rendition of the melody.

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The new series of Westworld is set seven years after the revolutionary climax of season three. Earlier this month, Tessa Thompson revealed more of what viewers can expect from the fourth season.

“I’m anxious not to give anything away,” she told i09 (via Gizmodo), “but I think, as I understood it this season, [Hale’s] plan is sort of bigger than just a desire for power. I think that’s always been her fundamental nature in a way, both as Hale when we first met her, and as a host.”

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Also earlier this month (June 5), co-creator, writer, director and executive producer Lisa Joy, writer and executive producer Alison Schapker, actors Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Hemsworth, Angela Sarafyan, and new addition Aurora Perrineau all took part in a panel offering their own updates.

Westworld season four premieres today (June 27), airing on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

In other Lana Del Rey news, the singer recently shared her rendition of Father John Misty‘s ‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’.

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Her cover of Joshua Tillman’s ‘Chloë And The Next 20th Century’ track was first previewed back in January. It was later exclusively released on a seven-inch vinyl as part of a limited edition box set of the aforementioned record.

Featuring piano, strings and saxophone, the alternate version of ‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ sees Del Rey and Tillman join forces towards the end.

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Fiona Apple responds to Roe v. Wade repeal: “It’s not about life. It’s about control”

Fiona Apple has shared her thoughts about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, saying that the repeal is “not about life. It’s about control”.

Last week, the US Supreme Court made the decision to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade. This means abortion will no longer be protected as a federal right in the US for the first time since 1973, and each state will be able to decide individually whether to restrict or ban abortion.

On Sunday (June 26), Apple shared a video online in which she discusses how unacceptable the new ruling is and says that it’s important people talk about how they feel.

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“We have to talk about how we feel about this, how unacceptable this is, have to keep expressing ourselves because this is all about control. You know that,” Apple says at the start of her video message.

“It’s all about control,” she continues. “It’s not about life. It’s about control. It’s about control of women, about control of our bodies, about taking our control of our own bodies away, about taking our autonomy and our privacy and our agency away, taking our choices about what we can do with our lives away.

“It’s about control. That’s what it’s about. It’s about control, just like a sexual assault is about control. That’s why this feels like a sexual assault, ’cause peoples hands and bodies and… in our bodies that don’t belong there, that we don’t want.”

Apple later adds: “I’m not going to be giving money to politicians… What I’m going to be doing is I’m going to be giving money directly to abortion funds and to bail funds.”

You can see the singer-songwriter’s video message below:

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A number of other figures from the world of entertainment have spoken out against the Supreme Court’s reversal, including Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Charli XCX, Maggie Rogers, Green Day, Finneas, Yungblud, Alicia Keys and more.

Madonna was among those who shared her thoughts about the overturning, saying that the decision has sent her into “deep despair”.

Some used their performance at Glastonbury this past weekend to speak out, including Lorde who told the crowd: “You wanna know a secret, girls? Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born. That horror is your birthright.”

Phoebe Bridgers led her audience in chanting “Fuck the Supreme Court” on Friday night (June 24), while Billie Eilish used her headline set on the same night to make reference to the decision.

On Saturday (June 25), Olivia Rodrigo brought out Lily Allen to sing the British star’s ‘Fuck You’ together. Before they began the song, Rodrigo told the Other Stage crowd: “I’m devastated I’m terrified and so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this. I wanted to dedicate this song to the five members of the supreme court, who showed us that at the end of the day they truly don’t give a shit about freedom.”

Rodrigo also dedicated the song to the five justices involved in the overturning, individually naming each one.

Kendrick Lamar closed his set at Worthy Farm with an emotional speech thanking fans, followed by a performance of ‘Savior’. At the end of the ‘Mr. Morale And The Big Steppers’ track, he repeated the chant: “They judge you, they judged Christ. Godspeed for women’s rights”, before promptly leaving the stage as fake blood poured down from his crown of thorns.

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Jarvis Cocker speaks out against Roe v. Wade at Glastonbury 2022

Jarvis Cocker expressed his outrage at the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade during his Glastonbury set today (June 26).

Ahead of playing ‘Cunts Are Still Running the World’, the former Pulp frontman told the crowd that he and his JARV IS band had decided to change the lyrics.

“You might recognise thing song,” he said. “We keep trying to stop playing this song and then things happen in the world and we have to keep playing it. But we changed the words the other day because they wouldn’t allow it to be on telly.

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He continued: “It seems appropriate to sing this song, and especially with this lyric change. Usually it’s c-words are still running the world. Today we’re changing it to pricks are still running the world.

“We’re singing it over the Atlantic Ocean because a certain judgement has been made, mainly by men, telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies so this is going to those guys.”

Cocker and his band played the Park Stage this evening ahead of Courtney Barnett. Earlier, Jack White played a secret set on the same stage.

In a four-star review, NME‘s Alex Flood called the JARV IS performance a “forward-looking set”. He added on the change of lyrics: “The comments spark huge cheers from the crowd, who only get louder as Cocker conducts them through a raucous singalong of the catchy chorus. It’s a fitting way to stick a finger up to the misogynists – and proves you don’t always have to shut up and play the hits.”

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Elsewhere, around the same time, Lorde gave an impassioned speech about Roe v. Wade being overturned during her Pyramid Stage set.

At the end of ‘Secrets From A Girl (Who’s Seen It All)’, she said: “The temperature is unbearable until you face it. You wanna know a secret, girls? Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born. That horror is your birthright.”

As the song ended, she concluded: “Fuck the Supreme Court.”

Multiple musicians have referenced the ruling during their Glastonbury sets, including Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers.

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