• Saturday 14 December 2013

METRIC are primed to bring their cocktail of synth pop, new wave and indie electronica to Auckland this December.

In the early 2000s when rock was back and every band in the world seemed to be looking for a wormhole to a 1970s garage, Metric front woman Emily Haines was hauling around an analogue synthesizer. The musical vision which was met with some hesitation, would go on to spawn a unique and inspired sound; heavily mimicked and much-adored.

In 2009 - more than eleven years after their inception - Metric released their fourth studio album Fantasies. The critically acclaimed release would sell over a million singles and 500,000 albums worldwide. The band subsequently sold out arenas, headlined music festivals across the world, and had a hand in scoring films for everyone from Edgar Wright to David Cronenberg, as well as writing the theme song for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack with legendary composer, Howard Shore. 

For a band that had always been told they were doing it wrong, the Toronto-based quartet have grown into a fresh model for making it work.

In 2012, the band released their fifth studio album Synthetica to widespread critical acclaim. Featuring the singles Youth Without Youth, Breathing Underwater and Lost Kittens, Synthetica has remained a mainstay of the alt/pop genre throughout 2013, continuing to gather support from fans old and new throughout New Zealand.

This December, envelop yourself in Metric’s exhilarating and endlessly layered rock-infused indie sounds. Just don’t forget to come up for air.

Members: James (Jimmy) Shaw, Emily Haines, Joshua Winstead, Joules Scott-Key.

Metric - Youth Without Youth