Canadian trio METZ are one of the more sonically confronting bands out there at the moment. Their sophomore album and the follow-up to their 2012 eponymous debut LP, an album that spawned over 300 shows across two years of touring, was II, released to widespread critical acclaim in May of last year. The band have been on a roll ever since.
This week they’ve released the music video for their newest single Eraser, an ear-shattering wall of rock and roll noise. Have a watch:
Directed by Nathan Joyner and featuring a starring turn from Alia Jyawook, both of whom you may know as members of San Diego noise rockers Hot Nerds. The clip is jarring and disjointed and definitely not one for people who suffer from motion sickness, the video distorting and stuttering in time to the warped out guitars and frenetic drums. It’s terrifying and exhilarating all at once.
Eraser is being released as part of a split 7″ single, the other side being Pure Auto, landing everywhere on January 22nd. Signed to iconic label Sub Pop originally, this is the first work Metz have done for Californian label Three One G. It’s a nice bit of hype leading up to the trio’s imminent return to Australia as both part of the utterly immense Laneway 2016 festival lineup as well as for a pair of headline shows of their own in Sydney and Melbourne.
When we caught up with frontman Alex late last year he was looking forward to the trip, saying
“We have been looking forward to this one for a while. Our last trip to Australia was really cool and Laneway has just been one of these things on our radar for a while since some of our friends did it a couple of years back. They were just raving about it. We are really excited to be invited to join the gang. It’s going to be pretty crazy.”
We’re looking forward to that craziness making its way down under real soon, and we’re thankful as all hell for the brand new single to help tide us over until then.
Check out METZ as part of the Laneway Festival 2016 lineup or at their headline shows stopping at:
Wed, Feb 10th – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
Fri, Feb 12th – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne