Desperate and unwashed and criminal

So Jimmy was like “Wow, this band’s fucking brutal,” and Emily was like, “I couldn’t agree more,” but they both had friends in the band so they had to stay and watch – we’ve all been there – and by the end of the night they’d decided they could do better, and, anyway, long story short, they started Metric. That was seven years ago in a bar in Toronto. Since then they’ve gained two members, released two records, supported the Rolling Stones, and toured so much it’s like they’re on the run from the police or something. Which they’re not, but you wouldn’t know that from the rock ‘n’ roll they make, which is desperate and unwashed and criminal, except for Emily Haines’ vocals, which are sweetness itself.


Emily Haines , Joules Scott-Key , James Shaw , Josh Winstead


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