Emily Haines talks new Metric album

    Via: Billboard
    Emily Haines spoke to Billboard about Metric’s next album, which the band began did some preliminary work on in a Seattle studio this month. According to Haines, it’s already clear that her solo album Knives Don’t Have Your Back is influencing the work on this album.
    “I can already see how my work on ‘Knives’ has affected the direction of the next Metric record, which is cool,” said Haines about the Seattle sessions. “We’re making up lots of music in a bit mellower vibe. It’s always nice to check yourself, see if you can explore different moods as a writer. But we’ll probably do so many songs, who knows how the final record will sound.”
    The group is currently on break for the holidays, after which time both the band and Haines herself have tour commitments. After the respective tours, the band plans on starting up again in earnest. You can find the dates after the jump.[more:]Emily Haines solo dates:
    01-04 Montreal, QC – Theatre Outremont
    01-05 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
    01-06 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
    01-07 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (Sanctuary)
    01-08 Boston, MA – Paradise Lounge
    01-09 New York, NY – Hiro Ballroom
    01-10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
    01-11 Detroit, MI – Magic Bag
    01-12 Chicago, IL – Lakeshore Theater
    01-14 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Theatre
    01-16 Calgary, AB – Grand Theatre
    01-17 Edmonton, AB – Citadel Theatre
    01-18 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
    01-19 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
    01-20 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
    01-22 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
    01-23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
    Metric UK Dates (with Bloc Party):
    01-27 Southampton, England – Guild Hall
    01-28 Norwich, England – UEA
    01-31 London, England – Astoria
    02-01 London, England – Astoria
    02-02 London, England – Astoria
    02-03 Folkestone, England – Leas Cliff Hall
    02-05 Reading, England – Hexagon
    02-06 Cardiff, England – Cardiff University
    02-07 Bristol, England – Bristol Academy
    02-09 Exeter, England – Exeter Great Hall (University)
    02-10 Birmingham, England – Birmingham Academy