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MGMT remix Metronomy song 'The Look'


Metronomy have shared a remix for their track ‘The Look’ from their 2011 LP The English Riviera, which will be reissued to celebrate its 10th anniversary. To mark the occassion, the band has drafted American duo MGMT to helm the song’s remix.

Talking about the song’s original inception, leader Joseph Mount claims that he first “came up with the bit that gets stuck in your head; the der-de-der-der bit. I played around with it a little, hit a wall and thought ‘it’s not really Metronomy, is it’. Four months later, we finished recording The Look at the Smokehouse in London. We quite liked it, but that was about it. Then I distinctly remember the journalist Dave Simpson asking me about the song after we performed it for the first time at the Leeds Cockpit in January 2011. That was probably the moment I realised it had something about it.”

Adding: “I still don’t know precisely what that something is, but when we perform The Look live and I hear thousands of people chanting the bit that gets stuck in your head back at me, der-de-der-der, it often brings a tear to my eye. It really is amazing what that seaside song and this whole album has done for Metronomy.”

Worryingly or not, Metronomy have a number of European tour dates booked through May. If you’re willing to brave the coronavirus wave to check them out, the dates are posted below, as is the new MGMT remix of ‘The Look.’

Metronomy Tour Dates:

01 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
03 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
04 – Zénith Arena, Lille, France
05 – Le Liberté – Rennes, France
06 – Le Zenith, Paris, France
08 – Zénith Sud – Montpellier, France
10 – Zorlu PAC – Istanbul, Turkey
22 – Barrowland – Glasgow, UK
23 – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK
24 – Boiler Shop – Newcastle, UK
26 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
27 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK
28 – Academy – Manchester, UK
30 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK

01 – Tramshed – Cardiff, UK
03 – The Foundry – Torquay, UK
04 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
05 – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
07 – Alexandra Palace – London, UK