NZCA Lines

It’s a chain reaction of an unlikely sort that finds Michael Lovett at the head of his own project. As the bassist in the group Your Twenties he provided rhythm for frontman Gabriel Stebbing, himself the former bassist from Metronomy. If this peculiar chain of successful offshoot bassists wasn’t enough, the carousel finds appropriate resolution in the fact that Lovett now joins Metronomy as part of their live touring set up. Relatively quiet since his debut album gained critical acclaim back in 2012, he re-emerged at the end of last year with his New Atmosphere EP. Reprising his successful, 80s inflected sound, analogue synths and a recognisable falsetto are still his trademarks, along with a reverence for R&B music’s polished forms.