Joseph Mount

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Joseph Mount
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Patrick Kennith Mount
Born (1982-09-11) 11 September 1982 (age 37)
Devon, England
GenresIndie rock, indie pop, new wave, electronic
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, bass
Associated actsMetronomy

Joseph Patrick Kennith Mount (born 11 September 1982, Totnes, Devon, England)[1] is an English musician and record producer. He is the founder of British band Metronomy.


Mount started out as a rock and roll drummer, playing in various bands at school and then in his mid teens with The Upsides and The Customers. He also taught drums to kids in his local area. His first forays into electronic music started with him buying an old G3 computer from his father. It was with this setup that he set about creating beats and discovered he knew a lot more about melody than he thought he did and he began to compose music under the Metronomy moniker.[citation needed]

Mount attended Brighton University; fellow alumni are Samuel Preston, Good Shoes, The Maccabees and DJ Scotch Egg.[2] Speaking of influences, he mentioned "people who’ve written, recorded and produced things all on their own, like Prince," but also "a lot of electronica, like Autechre and Funkstörung, and pop music and bands too, people like David Bowie and The Ramones, and these weird old folk records my parents had, like Blowzabella."[3]

Mount now lives in Paris.[4] He has two sons.[4]

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
"C.R.U.F.F." 2008 Roots Manuva Slime & Reason Additional producer - -
"Let the Spirit" Co-writer/Producer - -
"On My Own" CocknBullKid Non-album single Anita Blay -
"Shake" Anita Blay -
"Dumb" 2011 Adulthood Anita Blay Liam Howe
"Make a Scene" Sophie Ellis-Bextor Make a Scene Sophie Ellis-Bextor Futurcut
"I" Nicola Roberts Cinderella's Eyes Nicola Roberts -
"Fish Out of Water" Nicola Roberts -
"Snapshot in LA" 2014 Marion Cotillard Non-album single Producer - -
"La Baie" 2018 Clara Luciani Sainte-Victoire Co-writer Clara Luciani -
"Colour Blind"
(featuring Lil Xan)
Diplo California EP Thomas Pentz, Maxime Picard, Clement Picard, Boaz de Jong, Diego Leanos -
"Missing U" Robyn Honey Co-writer/Producer Robin Carlsson, Klas Ahlund Klas Ahlund, Robyn
"Honey" Producer - Klas Ahlund, Robyn
"Human Being"
(featuring Zhala)
Co-writer/Producer Robin Carlsson -
"Because It's in the Music" Robin Carlsson, Klas Ahlund Klas Ahlund
"Baby Forgive Me" Producer - Mr. Tophat
"Beach2k20" Co-writer Robin Carlsson, Klas Ahlund, Rudolf Nordstrom -
"Ever Again" Co-writer/Producer Robin Carlsson -
"Adore You" 2019 Jessie Ware TBA Jessica Ware -


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 October 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Metronomy « Loud And Quiet". Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "chic alors: On The Phone: Joseph Mount, the mouth of Metronomy". Retrieved 9 July 2016.