Friday, January 10, 2014


Photo from Native Shoes Philippines
Metric is arguably one of the most exciting bands to play in our shores during the tail end of 2013. The Canadian synth-pop group who've made waves in the indie music scene since 1998 proved to be one surprisingly solid band to see live. In fact, the guys showed to all those present in the Samsung Hall that they are indeed worthy of the accolades and praises critics and fans have graciously showered them throughout the years. And yes, collectively, Metric functioned like a well-oiled machine.
 And what a machine it was! For over 90 or so minutes, fans were treated to a robust set composed of Metric favorites such as “Help I’m Alive”, “Gold Guns Girls”, “Dead Disco” and “Gimme Sympathy”.
Also part of the setlist were “Black Sheep” off the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack. Of course the band sampled stuff from their last release, Synthetica. Of which received them their last Juno Awards nod.

All in all, it's really refreshing to see bands of this certain genre visit our territory. It shows that the music taste of the concert going crowd is as varied as those who were present in the Metric show - from celebs comfortably enjoying the event in their Native shoes, to indie music savants familiar with the band's discography, to the average joe simple longing for an alternative music experience. I guess it's all perfectly described by guitarist James Shaw during the after party where in he quips that the band doesn’t really care who you are, as long as you're in their show to have fun. Well said, very well said.


Metric live in Manila is brought to you by PULP Live World

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