⚠️ Six Course Meal with Alex Edkins aka Weird Nightmare, frontman of METZ! He talks to us about some of his favourite records!
Alex Edkins is the frontman (vocalist & guitarist) of Canadian punk rock outfit METZ. Formed in 2007, they have now released 4 studio albums with last 'Atlas Vending' released in 2020. The majority of METZ records including some brilliant EP's, covers, compilations and live albums have been released on Sub Pop Records. Along with these Sub Pop Records released his fantastic solo project album Weird Nightmare in early 2022. Towards the end of 2022 Weird Nightmare also released three individual singles including a cover of The Troggs 'Our Love Will Still Be There' the final track as we wait for more! Alex is also a member of LIDS, get stuck into his incredible 15 year back catalogue now!!
UPCOMING 2023 DATES ✈️
23 Feb - London, Canada *
23 Feb - London, Canada *
* With Ancient Shapes & Anxious Pleasers
16 Jun - Toronto, Canada *
* With Alexisonfire & Pup
We speak to Alex below about favourite records and he chooses tracks for our February 2023 Blood In The Brine Spotify playlist!
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NOW CHECK OUT HIS SIX COURSE MEAL BELOW
1️⃣ An album you constantly listen to alone. One that is very close to your heart and you prefer to not listen to in the company of others, a record you feel speaks directly to you!
🎯 "Skip Spence - Oar comes to mind. So does Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas. Those records make you feel like you are in the room with them. Truly amazing."
Selected track - Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You (Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas, July 1973)
2️⃣ An album from a label you highly respect. Or... a record from your home town we need to hear.
🎯 "I would recommend everyone check out Toronto labels Telephone Explosion, Morning Trip and Idée Fixe. Consistently releasing fantastic music. You really can't go wrong. As far as my time growing up in Ottawa I would recommend the bands Shotmaker, Okara, Weights & Measures, Kepler & Buried Inside."
Selected track - Kepler - A Workhorse
3️⃣ A classic album, one that you put on when friends are over or when times are good! A staple in your life.
🎯 "Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76. A beautiful double LP compilation that I play all the time."
Selected track - The Funkees - Akula Owu Onyeara
Follow us at bloodinthebrine on Spotify and our February Playlist which includes all of Alex Edkins' picks, some of his work with METZ, LIDS & Weird Nightmare & a track from every other post on our site this month: