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"Metric have finally nailed their most urgent, energising work."
"Futuristic synth-pop that explores the sinister side of the internet age."
These huge songs really captured attention, the atmosphere heightened by roving strobe lights, a wind machine and Haines’ on-stage bounce.
Though an acoustic version of Gimme Sympathy is an anti-climactic end to the evening – following on from a blistering rendition of GoldGuns Girls – it’s an interesting take, perhaps even an improvement on the original, and shows a band still happy to experiment.
WA fans will miss out on seeing the band yet again
"I would hate to be so jaded or uninspired that I couldn’t appreciate how amazing moments in my life actually are."
The band return after smashing through Splendour last year.
Metric clearly quest for perfectly-formed sonic architecture, which from the brooding Artificial Nocturne to Breathing Underwater they more or less nail.
Synthetica may annoy some indie “purists”, but by embracing personal turmoil and New Wave euphoric, Metric has never sounded better.
"I spent a lot of time in the principal’s office. But usually the music teacher would come and rescue me," Metric's Jimmy Shaw tells us just how important music has always been to him.