Song: Combat Baby
This is the song that did it for me. Before I even knew the band’s name or where they hailed from, suddenly I was a Metric fan. This 2003 track hails from the Toronto act’s seminal Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? It's a highly compressed little number which, coming from a debut album, feels like it’s punching way above its weight. Compact, crisp and terribly fierce, it's infused with snappy pacing, witty lyrics and an electrifying energy. The raucous chorus, with James Shaw's surging guitar and Emily Hane’s joyously strident declarations, is pure anthemic genius. Brash, whip-smart and always tremendously musical, Combat Baby delivers. Catch the official release video below - dig the marionette action.
Posted by Max MacDonald