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Playing their last run of shows for the year, Sydney via Byron Bay four-piece Glass Towers proved a suitably energetic support act. The band’s sound was genuinely polished, and their radio hit ‘Jumanji’ showed how capable they are of combining complex rhythms with a sunny melody. ‘The Best Of Friends’...

Metric Talk Touring, Their Smartphone App, & New Directions

For this Canadian four-piece, who have risen from Toronto’s underground to international heights since their formation in 1998, the only way is up. With 2009’s Fantasies allowing the band to break through their homeland’s borders where their previous three albums couldn’t, last year’s Synthetica continued Metric’s rise in the international...

Win A Double Pass To Metric

METRIC are primed to bring their cocktail of synth pop, new wave and indie electronica to Australia this December. Joining them will be Sydney’s Glass Towers who will deliver their glorious tales of teenage turmoil in the form of polished and upbeat indie gems. In the early 2000s when rock...

Metric Australian Tour 2013 Announced

The Metric Australian Tour 2013 has been announced, with the Canadian indie stars set to deliver their cocktail of synthpop, new wave, and electronica Down Under this December. The quartet, who were last in Australia off the back of Splendour In The Grass 2012 for their latest release Synthetica, will return to...

Metric Ripped Off In Advert For MILF Dating Website?

An ad campaign has begun airing on Australian television with a soundtrack that’s going to have a familiar ring to fans of Canadian alt-rock band Metric, who were last in the country as part of last year’s Splendour In The Grass. The late-night commercial for CougarLife.com (not a website for a...

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With a sold-out show in Melbourne before their appearance at Splendour in the Grass, Metric could have been forgiven if they’d have just gone through the motions. However, judging by their delay in setting up and the intimidating array of architecture up on stage, it became apparent that the band...

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The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney is a sea of activity as the Splendour sideshows roll into town. In one corner of the heavyweight bout we have Jack White at the Horden Pavilion. In the opposite corner we have Canadian quartet Metric at the HiFi. Choosing to sit in...

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Emily Haines is nothing short of chipper. Relaxing on a New York rooftop on one of her admitted precious days off, the anti-femme lead singer of synth-electro-pop group Metric is in a giggly mood. But as happy as Emily is, it’s hard not to feel a little unloved at her band’s cold shoulder to...

Mixtape #10

Happy Wednesday! Today we bring you the long awaited and delayed track from Azealia Banks EP with the same title ‘1991’, the second single ‘Speed The Collapse from Metric who will be here in July, the dreamy upbeat single ‘Side By Side’ from local lads Gung Ho, new Tone Deaf...

Metric Australian Tour 2012 Splendour Sideshows Announced

A Metric Australian tour 2012 of Splendour In The Grass sideshows has been announced that will see the Canadian indie darlings visit fans in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne this coming July. Metric will be playing a handful of shows leading up to the festival, kicking off their tour at Capitol...

Splendour In The Grass 2012 Lineup Announced

The Splendour In The Grass 2012 lineup has been announced, that will see the likes of  travel to Byron Bay in July. There’s been rampant speculation surrounding the lineup this year, and while a number of names have been floated organisers have been able to keep a lid on much of...

Broken Social Scene Break Up For Good?

Canadian band Broken Social Scene look set to go on an ‘indefinite hiatus’, after lead singer Kevin Drew gave an interview with the Huffington Post indicating that this time it might be over. The indie music supergroup have had a revolving door of almost 20 members over the last 12...