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It’s a sunny backwater, and a quiet evening to stroll, you’d never guess that we were only 500m from the bustle of Canal Street itself. Putting records out ourselves; gradually, slowly over the years gaining more and more control over our lives and our art. Finally having time to make the record that we wanted to make. – …we were unsure of our future, and we were at a bit of a do-or-die moment.
Just to add to the atmosphere, we’re followed by a video camera, recording our every move. And it’s very much on par with the vision we set out with when we started this whole project. If we hadn’t achieved something with Fantasies, I think we would have had a very different future.
After cutting more demos using synths and a drum machine, they were scouted by representatives of a major music publisher who flew them to London to work with producer Stephen Hague.
Haines and Shaw combined the London-recorded tracks with material they cut in Brooklyn, and the results formed Metric's first full-length album, Grow Up and Blow Away.
We ourselves have been in town since early, enough to for a stroll past tonight’s Ritz Theatre venue mid-afternoon, in time to catch the first two fans queuing up outside at around 4pm, both wearing the tee-shirts, not of Metric themselves, but of related Canadian acts Stars and Feist.We exchange a few words, wander off, then come back at our allotted time and are asked to please wait in this alleyway alongside the theatre. After a short few minutes, as we squint into the sun, we see a couple of familiar figures coming down the box-gorge between the warehouse buildings.Sure enough it’s Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw, and they’re ready to talk as bluntly as you like about their lives, and particularly their view of the ‘industry’; the things that have led them to do things very firmly their own way, even at the expense of being seen as slight oddities. Slightly surreally, Emily suggests that we take ourselves for a leisurely walk along the towpath of the Rochdale Canal onto which the theatre backs. Obama had just been elected, whereas 2012 is a much darker time, there is a lot of anxiety, fear and unrest in the world. Musically you evolve and absorb what is around you.Fantasies became the group's most successful album to date, selling 250,000 albums in less than a year, going platinum in Canada, and spawning a Top 20 single on the American rock charts without the benefit of a label.The album's success led to them winning 2010 Juno Awards for Band of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year.