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Video of the Moment #2891: Metric

 
By on Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Canadian electropop band Metric have taken a different tack for the theme in their new music video than their contemporaries would have. Their intent for the new promo was to be as realistic as possible: ‘Now or Never Now’ was filmed in environments both musicians and music lovers are very familiar with: within the small hours in a nightclub and in a city where most of the revelers have gone and the only people left are those who have to be there. As provided on the press release:

“Many music videos take place in night clubs,” notes Nicholson [director Lorraine Nicholson], “very few depict them as they so often are: pensive, dark and depressing.” Metric frontwoman Emily Haines adds, “This was a night shoot leading to dawn, as Lorraine wanted to place the video in those most questionable hours of the morning…I’m profoundly lost and alone with random uncaring strangers…the rest of the band is on an urgent quest to find me and rescue me from this sad existence, but they always arrive too late.”

‘Now or Never Now’ appears on the band’s newest record ‘Art of Doubt’, available now from MMI/Crystal Math Music. The group will begin their world tour in support of the new album on the 25th of October in Moscow. The four UK dates on the tour are listed below and are on sale now. North American dates are expected to be announced soon, and you can check back periodically on the band’s official Web site for more details. Itching to read further in our archive on Metric? Right this way.

Saturday 17th November 2018 – Birmingham Academy 2
Sunday 18th November 2018 – Glasgow Queen Margaret Union
Monday 19th November 2018 – Manchester Ritz
Tuesday 20th November 2018 – London Kentish Town Forum

 

Video of the Moment #1960: Metric

 
By on Thursday, 19th November 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Canadian rockers Metric have a new video out for their song ‘The Governess’, which appears on their newest album ‘Pagans in Vegas’, which was released in September. The promo follows frontwoman Emily Haines wearing a large, wide-brimmed hat (channelling Pharrell or Stevie Nicks, perhaps?) as an cowgirl-like itinerant, espousing her thoughts on the never wavering desire for youth and the looking back on days gone by fondly.

It can’t be a mistake that her travels take her to Las Vegas, the city of sin, a place where as many dreams are made as are dashed. Despite the hardness and impersonal nature of the locales visited, Haines’ vocals and the country, twangy instrumentation are suitably yearning and lovely. Watch the video below.

All past coverage of Metric on TGTF is this way.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvIuswQc1XY[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1890: Metric

 
By on Monday, 17th August 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Following the release of a previous video for their single ‘The Shade’, Metric have released what they’re calling the official promo video for the song. ‘The Shade’ will appear on the Canadian electropop band’s sixth album ‘Pagans in Vegas’, which will drop on the 18th of September via Metric Music International.

In usual MTV video style, there’s an overwhelming display in ‘The Shade’ of shots of the group performing the song against the backdrop of sunny Los Angeles interspersed with symbols of our existence: sun and moon, energy (windmills), trash (literally in the form of a landfill) and destruction (riot police), and much more. I think the idea of this video was great, but I’m not sure it’s something you’d want to watch again and again. To be sure though, the tune is pretty good. Watch the promo below.

Metric tour in the UK in October in support of their new album. Want to read more on Metric on TGTF? Go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laVWyQnIicU[/youtube]

 

Metric / October 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 9th July 2015 at 8:00 am
 

Canadian New Wave quartet Metric will play a run of headline dates in the UK this autumn, following the release of their sixth studio album ‘Pagans in Vegas’.  The album is due for release on the 18th of September via Metric Music International.  You can watch the video for recent single ‘The Shade’ below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 10th of July, at 9 AM.  You can find previous TGTF coverage of Metric by clicking here.

Wednesday 7th October 2015 – Bristol Academy
Thursday 8th October 2015 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 9th October 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Sunday 11th October 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Monday 12th October 2015 – Oxford Academy
Wednesday 14th October 2015 – London Forum

[youtube]https://youtu.be/jaUlH3QQEAQ[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1409: Metric

 
By on Sunday, 8th December 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

In the new promo video for their song ‘Lost Kitten’, Metric follow a gay cross-dresser around Mexico City. But that’s my far too simple explanation for going on here. Better for the band to describe it than me:

In Rawal’s reimagining of the archetypal heroic journey, Sheldon embarks on a mysterious pilgrimage through Mexico City and into the canal maze of Xochimilco on a flat-bottomed trajinera in search of his house mother, an “angel” in his memories. Upon reaching his destination, Sheldon delivers an epic vogueing performance (!) to celebrate his spiritual reunion with the maternal. His massive on-screen presence is only amplified by his bold attire: sequined jacket and kitten heels.

Right. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meW7gONv0Wg[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1386: Metric

 
By on Sunday, 17th November 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

Metric‘s latest video is for ‘Synthetica’, the title track of their 2012 album. The video’s appearance is perfect timing to the release of ‘Synthetica Reflections’, “an atmospheric instrumental remake” of the LP performed entirely on a variety of analogue synthesizers and produced by the band’s guitarist James Shaw. ‘Synthetica Reflections’ is available now, as is an iPhone/iPad Synthetica app fans can download from iTunes that will allow them to remix, filter and sequence songs from the album any way they want. Watch the video below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6h_WPICwr8[/youtube]

 
 
 

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