Live Footage: JOVM Mainstays METZ on “The Chris Gethard Show”

Over the past three or four years, I’ve written quite a bit about the Toronto, ON-based JOVM mainstays METZ, and as you may recall the trio’s third, full-length album Strange Peace was released last year, and album found the band retaining the furious and blistering energy of their live sets, while pushing their songwriting in new directions, with the most personal and politically charged material they’ve written yet, as it captures the anxiousness, uncertainty and fear of our time; but interestingly, the album’s material manages to suggest that when things are their bleakest, that you aren’t alone, because they are others just like you.  As the band’s Alex Eadkins explained in press notes, “The songs on Strange Peace are about uncertainty. They’re about recognizing that we’re not always in control of our own fate, and about admitting our mistakes and fears. They’re about finding some semblance of peace within the chaos.”

The members of METZ have been relentless road warriors, melting faces and pummeling eardrums on stages large and small all across the world, and before  embarking on an extensive world tour that will include stops in lovely Amsterdam and Rotterdam and elsewhere, METZ appeared on truTV‘s The Chris Gethard Show, where they played a face melting set featuring singles “Mr. Plague,” “Cellophane” and “Mess of Wires.” Oh and check out the exuberant dude in the banana suit, because if you had even half his exuberance, life would be way more fun.

Check out the band’s tour dates below.

Tour Dates

Apr. 17 – Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox *
Apr. 18 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club *
Apr. 19 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
Apr. 20 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaique
Apr. 21 – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU – Out of the Crowd Festival
Apr. 23 – Milan, IT – Magnolia *
Apr. 24 – Bologna, IT – Freakout, Bologna *
Apr. 25 – Munich, DE – Strom *
Apr. 26 – Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9 *
Apr. 27 – Belfort, FR – Impetus Festival
Apr. 28 – London, UK – Test Pressing Festival*
Apr. 30 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo *
May 01 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
May 02 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen *
May 03 – Ramsgate, UK – Ramsgate Music Hall * [Sold Out]
May 04 – Brussels, BE – Les Nuits Botanique [Sold Out]
May 05 – Leffinge, BE – De Zwerver *
May 23 – Taipei, Taiwan – The Wall
May 25 – Beijing, China – TBC
May 26 – Shanghai, China – TBC
May 29 – Hong Kong, China – TTN Livehouse
May 31 – Manila, Philippines – Mow’s Bar
Jun. 01 – Singapore – Decline
Jun. 02 – Bangkok, Thailand – Norma
Jun. 04 – Tokyo, Japan – Fever
Jun. 05 – Tokyo, Japan – Fever
Jun. 06 – Nagoya, Japan – Tight Rope
Jun. 07 – Osaka, Japan – Conpass
Jul. 11 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’ete
Jul 18 – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz,
Jul. 19 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia
Jul. 21 – Tromso, Norway – Bukta Festival
Aug. 16 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlactof
Aug. 25 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Aug. 26 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
Aug. 27 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe
Aug. 31 – Asten-Heusden, NL – Misty Fields Festival
Sep. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Westward Festival)
* w/ Moaning

 

 

 

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