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Video of the Moment #259: Metric

By on Thursday, 3rd June 2010 at 9:00 am

Metric‘s latest album, Fantasies, has just been re-released with a bonus disc, and this is the pretty amazing latest video to their single, Stadium Love. Full of animals fighting, Emily Haines looking, well, stunning, and fancy camera effects, watch and enjoy it below.


MP3: Metric – Help I’m Alive (remixed by 80kidz)


MP3 of the Day #115: Metric remixed by 80kidz

By on Friday, 30th October 2009 at 10:00 am

Japanese DJs, 80kidz, have added their touch to Metric‘s hit “Help I’m Alive.” Having already created remixes for CSS, Simian Mobile Disco, Phenomenal Handclap Band and Dan Black, 80kidz have now remixed Metric.

Catchy and club-filling, this is one of my favourite remixes for a while.

MP3: Metric – Help I’m Alive (remixed by 80kidz)


Metric / May 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 30th March 2009 at 2:00 pm

Metric have announced a string of May UK tour.

Tickets are on sale now for all of the below dates.

Saturday 11th May 2009 – Manchester Academy 3
Sunday 12th May 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Monday 13th May 2009 – Coventry Kasbah
Wednesday 15th May 2009 – Brighton Great Escape Festival
Thursday 16th May 2009 – Bristol Thekla
Friday 17th May 2009 – Oxford Academy
Saturday 18th May 2009 – London Electric Ballroom logoTo find tickets, we suggest you try using Needtickets. offers you the most comprehensive ticket service in the UK. With one click you can search every nationwide online ticket agent and as a result you can find tickets for any live music event that can be booked online. Every ticket is 100% guaranteed as only offers links to official agents.


Live: Bloc Party – Southampton Guildhall – 27th January 2007

By on Sunday, 28th January 2007 at 11:42 am

Last night saw the first date of Bloc Party’s 20 date UK tour at Southampton’s Guildhall, and the earnest start of the campaign for their (superb) new album ‘A Weekend In The City’.

Opening up were Canadian Metric, who did little more than piss me off. Whilst some people love them to pieces and think Emily Haines is the best thing since sliced bread, I didn’t appreciate the noise they created – I much prefer her stuff with Broken Social Scene.

So after 35 minutes of noise from the Canadians, the stage was set for Bloc Party, and after putting up with the crap music pumped over the PA, the lights go down and Kele and co came on stage. Sure as anything they didn’t disappoint. Opening with new song ‘Song For Clay’ they blasted their way through about 16 anthems, including all of our favourites.

The new stuff feels like it could fill a stadium, with its driving bass and prominent drums. The Prayer I felt was a bit of a letdown – thrown in the middle of the set, I would have prefered it to have been the climax of the first half, however it was still a highlight for me. I’ve never been a big fan of their initial album, however live it just blew me away – I can’t even begin to pick a favourite.

Halfway through ‘Helicopter’ which closed the first set a random guy jumped on stage from the crowd, needless to say quickly escorted off, after getting tangled in Kele’s guitar. The start of the second half saw a second set of drums being lifted onto stage, for a superb rendition of new song Bloc Party – Sunday. On the album its one of about 5 standout tracks, but live its just as good as ‘The Prayer’, with Gordon joining Matt on the Drums. Before the second half we had a proposal, with a guy and a girl getting engaged on stage which was a sweet moment.

Closing the set was ‘Pioneers’, which kicked the rather subdued crowd into a bit of action. I only wonder what happened to the guy in the wheelchair we saw being wheeled in front of stage at the centre during this action!

Song For Clay
Like Eating Glass
Hunting For Witches
This Modern Love
Waiting for 7.18
Blue Light
The Prayer
So Here We Are
Positive Tension
Two More Years
Little Thoughts


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