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Album News Weekly: 10th September 2015

In This Issue: The releases are flooding with in with some ethereal dreamy pleasures from Metric and el fog to a whole batch of heavy punk re-emergences. Get your hands on these because there are plenty more on the way next week!

Photo Gallery: Metric - Enmore Theatre (12.12.13)

Some of our favourite Canadians form the band known as Metric, and last night they played an explosive set at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. Mikki Gomez brings us these photos of Emily and the gang from the pit.

Album News Weekly: 5th December 2013

In This Issue: Big releases from Metric and Kid Rock, as well as new announcements from Band of Skulls and Sky Ferreira! Read on...

the AU interview: Jimmy Shaw from Metric (Toronto, Canada)

Larry catches up with Metric guitarist Jimmy Shaw to find out what we can expect from the Australian tour - which kicks off in a little over a week - given it's been well over a year since Synthetica was released. Hint: Some old stuff! We talk about their first ever trip to Hong Kong for Clockenflap Festival this weekend, about his cover of John Lennon's "Mother", new material in 2014 and much more!

New Music Video: Metric - "Synthetica" (2013)

"Synthetica" is the title track from Metric's most recent album, and they've just released a brand new video for it. They'll be returning to Australia in December for four theatre performances in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Clockenflap 2013 announces Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and more!

Hong Kong's premier music & culture festival Clockenflap has announced an updated line up including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Metric.

Best of 2012 Countdown: Top 40 Songs - Part 1: 40-31

As we all start making our decisions for the tracks that will make up our votes for the Hottest 100, we had our contributors tell us their favourite tracks of 2012. Each contributor gave us their top 10 and the resulting 40 tracks are the highest rated from those lists! As usual, it's a fairly eclectic list - read on and enjoy! For the most part we'll be letting the music speak for itself...

ACL Live Review: Metric + Polica - Emo's East, Austin, Texas (13.10.12)

For their official ACL afterparty, Metric (pictured above) were supported by the fabulous Polica, who will soon be heading to Australia for Laneway. Admittedly, their music is nothing mind blowing but their international support is unsurprising; they are a tight act with a stand out lead singer. I have to take a bit more time to get to know them, that's for sure...

Album Review: Metric - Synthetica (2012 LP)

Metric - Synthetica

Metric have always balanced the rock and synth-based pop sound impeccably, and no album showcases this better than their 2009 breakthrough Fantasies. And now that the band is enjoying more exposure and success (in part thanks to appearances on soundtracks like Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Twilight: Eclipse) the anticipation for their follow-up was understandably high.

Live Review: Splendour In The Grass Day Three (29.07.12)

The Smashing Pumpkins

Sunday is an odd day for Splendour; given the hectic run-about the first two days gave us, Sunday is a slow burn, and combining that with the tiredness accumulated just means it’s a goddamn slog, and being honest, most of the day is a big blur.

Final Day Wrap Up - Splendour in the Grass 2012.

Though the 2012 event may be forever remembered as a return to the muddy Byron Bay site and a freak hail storm perhaps heralded by the loud rock of DZ Deathrays (who say their amps miraculously survived the on stage waterfall), ultimately it will be the music that we'll be talking about until the next Splendour rolls along - which we expect to be at their new, permanent, hopefully less muddy home.

Tour Updates: Gold Fields, Chet Faker, The Living End, Karise Eden and more!

In this issue: Metric announces Gold Fields as support act, Chet Faker sells out another two shows, extra shows announced for The Living End's 'Retrospective Tour', Karise Eden's 'Heavenly Sounds' adds extra shows and many more!


The AU Picks: The 5 Splendour Sideshows you can't miss...

With Splendour sideshows set to hit the country TOMORROW with the Spin Off Festival in Adelaide, we thought we'd take a look at 5 sideshows we don't reckon you should miss....