Metronomy have shared the MGMT remix of their track The Look after announcing a string of UK shows including Manchester Academy.

Their tour will see them playing 12 dates across the UK in April and May 2022 including the gig in Manchester and a show at Liverpool’s O2 Academy.

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The new remix of The Look by Grammy-nominated duo MGMT comes ahead of the release of the 10th anniversary reissue of their album The English RivieraThe English Riviera 10th Anniversary Edition will be released on 30 April 2021 and include six previously unreleased bonus tracks.

A love letter to the stretch of coast a stone’s throw from where Joe grew up, The English Riviera marked a breakout moment in the band’s history that would lead them to global success and see them constantly developing their sound for a decade to come. The band are currently working on what will be their seventh album, due for release next year.

Metronomy’s biggest album to date, The English Riviera was nominated for the Mercury Prize, is certified Gold in the UK and platinum in France, and upon release was met with wide scale critical acclaim.

Speaking about writing The Look, founder Joe Mount explained that he “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.

“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.”

When do Metronomy headline at Manchester Academy?

Metronomy headline at Manchester Academy on 30 April 2022.  The Manchester gig is one of 12 UK dates they have announced which also include Liverpool’s O2 Academy:
22 April   –   Glasgow, Barrowland
23 April   –  Leeds, O2 Academy
24 April   –   Newcastle, Boiler Shop
26 April   –   Dublin, Olympia Theatre
27 April   –   Liverpool, O2 Academy
28 April   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy
30 April   –   Birmingham, O2 Academy
1 May   –   Cardiff, Tramshed
3 May   –   Torquay, The Foundry
4 May   –   Bristol, O2 Academy
5 May   –   Oxford, O2 Academy
7 May   –   London, Alexandra Palace