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Tuesday 25th June 2019

Metz + USA Nails

— The Fleece
Aural blunt-force trauma and canny, gnarly hooks.
price: Headfirst Tickets


NNTS Presents...
USA Nails
Doors : 7.30
Tickets : £12.50

With their 2017 opus Strange Peace (out now on Sub Pop) still rattling around skulls on either side of the Atlantic, METZ return to UK and European shores this summer for a string of shows throughout June and July that include UK dates in Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and London. For those yet to experience METZ live, it's the only way to truly understand what the Toronto trio are all about: a wild cacophony of shrieking guitars, bruising rhythms and flailing limbs; a transcendent fury that enraptures all in earshot.

A rip-roaringly varied listen.” [4/5] - Q

“few contemporaries can match their twin gifts for aural blunt-force trauma and canny, gnarly hooks.” - Mojo

“Strange Peace is more - more intense, more melodic, more brutal, more confident.” [4/5] - DIY

“With Strange Peace, METZ have created an album that still largely has one foot rooted in the best of their past, but sees the other stretching forward into a future that is just as riotous. Long may it continue.” [8/10] - The Line of Best Fit

“Laden with hypnotic riffs and Alex Edkins’ delightfully coarse vocals, the album has a basement-to-radio quality. METZ maintains the relentless punk energy from their first two albums, but with a more accessible play-through; Strange Peace could serve as a comfortable introduction to noise punk....Born out of political defiance, punk rock is a necessary retort at this juncture; it can’t be dead, especially if METZ has anything to say about it.” - Stereogum

"Hardcore fans can rest easy knowing that METZ haven't skimped on the nitrous-fuelled angst that has inspired legions of us to smash windows with our faces since 2012." - Under the Radar

"The band’s third album, Strange Peace, is very much like its first two, and that is a good thing. Each is single-minded in its purpose and methods. There are no ballads, no songs that are quiet or long or contemplative. Instead, there is a constant search for a frequency that is thrilling and a commitment to it." [8/10] - Popmatters

“Strange Peace is as raucous and fun as you want a METZ record to be.” [4/5]- Dork

"The Toronto-based trio METZ have incorporated harmony into their heavy sound on their third full-length. They shift away from all-out abrasion, adding color to their eruptions."- Pitchfork

"With the aid of his friends Chris Slorach and Hayden Menzies, who make up METZ's colossal rhythm section, Edkins and his guitar have never sounded so cunning, confrontational and, yet, so compellingly uncertain." [9/10] - Exclaim!

"It's hard to imagine where METZ can go after pushing their sound and skills into the red zone as they have on Strange Peace, but with their third album, they've left no doubt that they're one of the most singularly powerful rock bands in North America, and you ignore them at your peril." - [4/5] - All Music

"Their best album to date." - [4/5] - The Irish Times

Event photos for Metz + USA Nails:

 at The Fleece
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USA Nails
METZ - Acetate - Sub Pop

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