× METZ in Amsterdam and Nijmegen next week

METZ in Amsterdam and Nijmegen next week

29-01-2013

Only a couple more days until METZ will make their first ever appearances in The Netherlands:

04-02-2013: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
05-02-2013: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn

"The biggest lie about punk rock is that anyone can do it. Sure, anyone can do crap punk rock, but there is a fine to art to taking a music fueled by destructive impulses and building it to last. Toronto power trio METZ played their first show in late 2007, and since then, they've effectively applied Malcolm Gladwell's theory about the Beatles-- i.e., that it takes a good 10,000 hours of practice to become them-- to a subgenre not exactly known for its studiousness: post-hardcore sludge-punk." - Pitchfork (Stuart Berman)

IN DUTCH: "'Het is gewoon tyfusherrie', zullen sommigen van u zeggen. Jazeker, maar wat een zalige tyfusherrie. En wat een slimme nummers intussen ook, want stiekem volgt METZ meestal de regels van de gouden popsong, met als beste voorbeelden de killer refreinen in langere songs Wet Blanket en hoogtepunt Wasted. Genoeg verteld: je realiseert je pas dat je al langer naar zo'n band zocht op het moment dat je tanden eruit liggen. Cloud Nothings' Wasted Days van eerder dit jaar wordt er op slag mietjesmuziek van. Wat een plaat. METZ, waar was je al die tijd?" - Kicking The Habit (Joris Rietbroek)

"METZ deliver the same righteous anger that informed much of their favourite music in the early ’90s. The players might have changed but the problems remain the same: those affected by youth unemployment and conservative government can find salvation in hardcore. Metz are here to offer you redemption." - NME (Jazz Monroe)

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