Metric Canadian-American four-piece, Metric, played their first ever headline show in Birmingham on Saturday, promoting their seventh album, ‘Art of Doubt’. Arriving at the O2 Institute almost two hours after doors opened, there were still quite a few people turning up to the sold-out venue (the first show on the tour to sell out completely). I had never been to this particular room of the Institute before; with its diagonal concrete beams holding up the ceiling and a complete lack of decor, it felt like we were buried en masse within the foundations of the building.


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Metric

Ever since they emerged from Toronto back in 1998, Metric have undergone something of an evolution. Their first album, Old World Underground Where Are You was full of fast and furious new wave indie rock, a sound perfected in 2005's superb single Monster Hospital. Since then though, they've gradually introduced more electronica aspects to their sound, to the point where this year's record Pagans In Vegas could be described as full on synth pop.



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