Metric - Grow Up And Blow Away
Canada's Metric first came to the UK's attention with the release of their album "Live it out", with singles "Portrait of a girl" and "Monster Hospital" making a huge impression on the country's dancefloors.
The Electro Rock band led by Emily Haines actually recorded their first album back in 2001 but it hasn't seen the light of day as an official release until now.
"Grow up and blow away" sees Metric taking baby steps towards the sound they would embrace whole heartedly with "Live it out"
The tracks on the album see a slightly softer side of the band including the dub sounding narrative heavy "Rock me now" a Canadian cousin to Grace Jones "Private life"and "The twist" which could have sat nicely on Emily's recent solo album.Other tracks have a bit more energy reminding me slightly of 90's band Dubstar including "Soft rock star" which shows up in two versions.
Anyone looking to discover Metric for the first time should pick up "Live it out" or 2003's "Old world underground where are you now?" but "Grow up..." would make a great addition to any Metric collection.