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Interview: METZ

Interview: METZ

Monday 14th December, 2015 11:08AM

Toronto’s METZ have been busy carving out a name for themselves since they released their debut record back in 2012. The self-titled album garnered plenty of positive reviews and was shortlisted for Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize alongside the likes of Godspeed You Back Emperor (who won), Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara. The record also saw them touring the globe relentlessly, including a visit to New Zealand in 2013 for two performances.

Then earlier this year the noise-rock trio unleashed their second album, II,  through Sub Pop and have further cemented themselves as one of the most powerful live bands of recent years. Bearing a strong DIY ethic, the three-piece have teamed with California-based independent label Three One G to release a limited edition 7-inch, which will be out early 2016. The new year will also see METZ heading back over to our shores as part of Laneway Festival in February. UnderTheRadar dropped a line to vocalist and guitarist Alex Edkins to ask some questions about touring, DIY ethic and creating your own supergroup...

Click here to read the interview, and watch METZ performing live on KEXP below...

METZ will be appearing at Laneway festival on 1st February, head over here for the full line-up and details.


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