The music of METZ – Alex Edkins (guitar and vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums) and Chris Slorach (bass) – has always been hard to pin down. The closest thing to it would probably be punk. Their earliest songs contained allusions to the surging energy of early-nineties DIY hardcore, but on their musical trajectory since their first album in 2013, the Canadian trio have shaken off all influences and gone back to their fundamental core: propulsive drums, basslines that can be felt deep in your chest, guitar riffs that stir the blood under your fingers, and the blistering angst of fading innocence. With their 2020 album »Atlas Vending«, they continue to explore themes of growing up with off-kilter melodies, demonstrating the power that they also offer in a live setting.
Supported by the Government of Canada.