If the second album is typically the 'difficult' one, no one told Devon's electro-pop eccentric Joseph Mount. He radiates catchiness, transforming any sound, be it Peruvian folk lute, or Radiophonic Workshop-style clang, into an instant party soundtrack . The result is an album that, unquestionably, marks him out as one of the UK's most promising new producers.
The indie-dance furrow is one that has been well-ploughed of late, with varying degrees of success. Like Hot Chip and the Go! Team, Metronomy have a penchant for unexpected tangents and an aptitude for variety; they don't have as much pop nous as the former, but then neither are they as inept as the latter when it comes to production. What impresses most is how the band manage to corral their disparate ideas into a cohesive whole, from the loose, freeform grooves of On the Motorway and Holiday to the riotous funk of My Heart Rate Rapid.