As announced exclusively via Metronomy TV, the ever innovative electronic indie-pop collective Metronomy have shared Oscar Cash Forever, out now via Because Music. Created by Metronomy member and multi-instrumentalist Oscar Cash, Oscar Cash Forever is a collection of original tracks inspired by songs from the band’s 2019 album Metronomy Forever. Oscar Cash Forever originally featured as a surprise vinyl in the deluxe physical edition of Metronomy Forever, but for the first time is now getting its own digital release. Named after keyboard sounds, Oscar Cash Forever seeks inspiration from standout tracks from Metronomy Forever including Salted Caramel Ice Cream (Distant Horn), The Light (Glide Trumpet), and Lately / Whitsand Bay (Mellow Brass).
Metronomy frontman Joe Mount says, “Oscar Cash could be the artist of his generation. I wish he’d just put out more of his own music. I hope that this gives him some confidence and that one day we will all hear a proper album from Oscar. For now, Oscar Cash Forever is all we have… and I love it”.Listen to MICKEY 9s’ DOUGIE SMITH with A Celtic State of Mind here:
About the project, Oscar explains, “In late 2018 me and my wife moved to San Francisco, there in our apartment, I set up a small music studio. Metronomy weren’t touring at that time and other than exploring the city, all I was doing was making beats.
“Across the Atlantic, as Metronomy Forever began to take shape, Joe sent me a few rough tracks. To my surprise a lot of the new Metronomy keyboard lines and melodies found their way into some of the music I was making! It happened quite naturally. I sent some of the resulting tracks to Joe with the idea that they could be used as mysterious teasers in the lead up to the official release of Metronomy Forever. But Joe was very into them and challenged me to make more. He suggested I make something to accompany the album proper.
“With an electric piano and midi saxophone I went about trying to expand all my ideas eventually turning them into tracks in their own right. Oscar Cash Forever began to take shape. Oscar Cash Forever reminds me of the music I made in my early twenties; the same sounds that echoed from mine and Joe’s shared flat in 2003. Hopefully all the little borrowed phrases reveal themselves in new ways along the way. This jazzy and atmospheric exploration is meant to be listened to as a mixtape. It’s a companion piece to the original masterpiece; Metronomy Forever. Enjoy.”
During this time of social isolation, Metronomy have been doing their bit to entertain fans with their new weekly series ‘MTV’ (Metronomy TV), taking place on their Instagram Live every Monday evening. Jumping from Joe Mount’s studio to bandmates and special guests across the globe, activities on MTV include life drawing, cooking classes with Monty’s Deli head chef Owen Barrett, Thought Of The Week with MT Hadley, live darts, language learning, performances, Q&As and more. Tune in from 7pm BST every Monday via INSTAGRAM.
As a result of the ongoing situation with COVID-19 worldwide, Metronomy have postponed their European tour, due to take place across March and April. The live dates were due to follow a momentous 2019 for the band, having completed an extensive UK, European and US tour – including two sold out shows at London’s Roundhouse – as well as numerous festival spots across the globe, including Electric Fields, Electric Picnic, End of the Road, Sea Change and a triumphant set at All Points East.
Oscar Cash Forever:
1. Vocal FX (It’s Automatic)
2. Mellow Brass (Lately / Whitsand Bay)
3. Bold Brass (Maybe It’s a Whisper)
4. Fantasy Flute (Interlude)
5. Distant Horn (Salted Caramel Ice Cream)
6. Synth Bass (Sex Emoji)
7. Glide Trumpet (The Light)
8. Plucked Guitar (Upset My Girlfriend)
Metronomy Forever is the band’s sixth studio album and perfectly corroborates Metronomy’s innate and unorthodox gift for emulsifying disparate genres and sounds. From blending vintage synths and psychedelia, to fusing off-kilter funk with glistening melodic pop, what results is an undeniably enthralling and mesmerising record that makes it clear to see why their fans administer a cult-like devotion to the band.
The album received tremendous praise across press (The Guardian, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NME, Dazed and FADER) and huge radio support from the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, Clara Amfo and Phil Taggart, as well as 6 Music and Matt Wilkinson at Beats1.