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THE METATRONS

Welcome to our website.

 

We are The Metatrons, a fuzzy riot-pop band from Hitchin in the UK.  

 

We've been described as "Delectable skewed fuzz-pop". Another nice reviewer said "think Blondie meets Sonic Youth via My Bloody Valentine...sharp pop over a scorched earth backing..." We've also been called "a thunderous slice of majestic pop" - as you can probabaly imagine all these things please us.

 

So what and who are we? We are Polly, who sings and plays the piano, Rico who plays the bass guitar, Simon who plays the other guitar and Steve who goes bang bang on the drums.

 

Here we will tell you about gigs that you can come and see us play, records that we have made that you can buy and other things that may or may not be of interest to you, such as cat-related stories, or how busy the supermarket was today.

 

Our third album "Deconstruction" was released on 23/10/20 via Chapter 22 Records. We are very excited about it. We have two previous albums and other interesting trinkets so please see our SHOP or RELEASES pages for more info.  

 

Here are the other places where we post potententially interesting stuff:

 

Our witty, urbane and unashamedly gig-flogging TWITTER page

 

Our Facebook page is HERE 

 

Instagram HERE

 

Bandcamp HERE

 

YouTube HERE

 

Our cat also tweets. And sleeps. And leaves fur everywhere @themetatronscat

 

Thanks for coming to see us in our virtual home, have a good nose around and we hope you come back again soon.

 

The Metatrons, June 2021

 

 

Hello!

June 7th

We are adding more dates to our GIGS calendar woohoo!! Check out the GIGS page for more juicy info x

 

May 19th

The band are delighted to share our brand new "LIVE MAY 2021" video with you today - a 25 min set live from our practice space featuring songs from all three albums, spanning 10 years! Hope you enjoy it xx

 

April 24th

We are super exited to tell you that we will be on tour with the excellent iDestroy and our Chapter 22 labelmates Yur Mum in July this year! See the GIGS page for more info x

 

March 27th

We are very excited to be part of the CHAPTER 22 RECORDS night at BEDFORD ESQUIRES on Sunday 24th October 2021 with our labelmates Headsticks and Yur Mum. Tickets are available now HERE. For more info see the GIGS page x

 

March 12th

We are exceptionally excited to be opening for ALTERED IMAGES for several dates in March 2022.

3/3/22 - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

4/3/22 - The Georgian Theatre, Stockton

19/2/22 - Chinnerys, Southend

24/3/22 - Sub 89, Reading

Tickets are available now!

 

March 3rd

More gig news!

Our show with THE DARLING BUDS at LE PUB, NEWPORT has been rescheduled to 11th September and our show with KIRK BRANDON at THE VICTORIA, COALVILLE has been rescheduled to 12th June (socially distanced show). More details on the GIGS page! x

 

 

 

January 11th 2021

Hello everyone!

The Kirk Brandon + The Metatrons gig has been moved again to Friday March 19th. Here's hoping that things will be much better for eveyone by then and this socially distanced show will be able to go ahead. A very small number of tickets are available HERE x

 

December 1st

The Kirk Brandon + The Metatrons show at The Victoria, Coalville has moved to 17th Janauary 2021. See the updated info HERE. All tickets are valid for the new date! x

 

November 5th

NEW GIG!

We are very pleased to be playing with The Darling Buds at Le Pub in Newport, Wales on May 15th 2021. Tickets are available now HERE

 

Ocotber 23rd

NEW ALBUM RELEASED TODAY WOOHOO!

our new album "Deconstruction" is available from record shops, to order from our Bandcamp page (T-shirts too woohoo!) and downloadable from Amazon and iTunes.

A big thanks to everyone who helped us along the way - Gary Durham for recording and producing, Polly Nelson for writing and performing the posh string parts, David Doll for mastering, Katie Coxall for the artwork and Chapter 22 Records for putting it out. Bless your hearts.

When all this planet-wide weirdness is behind us we'll have a big party but until then we hope the album brightens up your day/week/life. Cos that's what they are supposed to do, right?

Lots of love from us x

 

October 18th

NEW GIG!

We are delighted to be opening for the legendary KIRK BRANDON on Sunday 6th December at THE VICTORIA in COALVILLE. A very limited number of tickets are available for this socially distanced gig from SKIDDLE.COM

More info on our GIGS page x

 

October 2nd

NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO RELEASED TODAY WOOHOO!

Our new single "Population one" is now available to download from our Bandcamp page for just 99p!

We hope you enjoy it and the nifty video we made for it.

 

September 29th

SINGLE PREMIERE!

Our new single "Population one" gets its first radio play today on the fantastic WTSQ West Virginia on The Afternoon Show. Tune in from 5pm UK time to hear it! x

 

September 23rd

NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ALERT!

Our new single "Population one" will be released on Friday 2nd October to download from our BANDCAMP PAGE alongside a new video for the song! We can't wait for you to hear and see it! x

 

September 17th

We are now a greeting card! Our new friends at 8bitnorthxstitch have made us into a stitched 8bit sort of thing and it's cool. See the image HERE

 

August 27th

Our new songs from the "Deconstruction" album are getting some ace radio play, thank you to the DJs and stations that have played them so far - please keep going!

Oh yes we have an ACTUAL REAL GIG IN 2020! - check the GIGS page!

 

August 23rd

RADIO PREMIERE TOMORROW!

Hear songs from our new album for the first time on radio PLUS a live telephone interview with Polly and Simon on WTSQ Virginia's excellent "The Afternoon Show at 6pm (UK time). Link to listen online HERE

 

August 6th

The pre-order for our new album is now set up and ready to go live at 9am on Saturday (8th August) on the Chapter 22 Records website hooray!

You can see more details and the links on our SHOP page or go straight there and see the cool exclusive bundles!

 

July 30th

Hello! We've made some videos during the lockdown for a couple of our new songs and we're very happy to be sharing the first one with you today!

Here is "Sound Bites", from the forthcoming "Deconstruction" album.

Pre-order for the album starts on August 8th at 

www.chapter22records.bigcartel.com

 

July 20th

Hear a snippet from our new album on the advert video HERE

Hope you enjoy!

Pre-order for the new record starts on 8th August at www.chapter22records.bigcartel.com

 

July 5th

The pre-order for our new album starts on August 8th via the Chapter 22 Records website. See the post/poster in the LINK for more info and a cheeky first glimpse of our album artwork! More info on the pre-order bundles coming soon Xx

 

July 2nd

The nice people at Chapter 22 Records have a new t-shirt design with and they've very kindly added us to it, ahead of our first release with them this October. You can buy them HERE

 

June 25th

Our first album from 2011 has been given a proper digital release on it's 9th anniversary hooray! You can now stream (or, *ahem*, buy) it from iTunes, Deezer, Amazon and all the usual places.

Crikey, we were a very different band back then!! X

 

June 17th

We are getting album-launch ready here at 'trons HQ! Look out for some lil' teasers in the next few weeks!! x

 

June 1st

Hello! Lots happening here at 'trons HQ! Despite the lockdown we have been busy putting the finishing touches to our new album, getting our new t-shirts and badges designed and booking dates for a UK tour to support our new album (much) later this year. Keep checking back for updates and we very very much look forward to seeing you as soon as we can!! x

 

April 30th

Our November 2020 tour will start at Rough Trade Bristol on November 5th with Doctor and the Medics, more info on the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE x

 

April 9th

ALBUM NEWS!

Our new album "Deconstruction" will be released through Chapter 22 Records on Friday 23rd October 2020 hooray! It'll be available in all good record shops and will be available for pre-order in September, more details on that coming soon.

 

Our launch party has been rescheduled to Saturday 24th October at HOLY MOLYS @ESQUIRES, BEDFORD.

Details and tickets available HERE

We look forward to seeing you there!

x

 

March 27th

We've begun to get some re-scheduled gig dates through and we are keeping everything crossed that things will be alot better by then!! Please see the GIGS page for more details.

Keep well, safe, stay home and wash your hands!! Lots of love from us xx

 

March 20th

Hi everyone

Like most live music (and everything else for that matter) we are expecting our shows around April - ??? to potentially be re-scheduled to a later date. We don't know exactly which gigs this will affect so we'll keep everyone posted via this website, our Facebook and Twitter pages as soon as we have any information.

Stay safe, look after yourselves and each other and we'll all see each other on the other side of this.

Lots of love

The Metatrons xx

 

February 7th

BAND, ALBUM AND SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are very pleased to be able to tell you three excellent things today!

Firstly, we have joined the roster of fantastic bands on the newly-resurgent CHAPTER 22 RECORDS. These guys have been great to work with so far and we are excited to be part of their family. The label has an amazing history, having worked with some superb bands and we are beyond chuffed to be part of that.

That leads us (very smoothly!) to our second excellent thing.

Our NEW ALBUM entitled "DECONSTRUCTION" will be released on Chapter 22 Records on May 4th 2020 on cd, vinyl and download. We are putting the finishing touches to the album as we speak and we can't wait for you to hear it!

Thirdly, you are cordially invited to join us at our ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY!!

It's on Saturday April 25th and will be held at Holy Moly's at Esquires, Bedford.

The event will be FREE ENTRY but you'll need a ticket, please message us in whichever way you would usually talk to us and we'll add you to the guest list.

If you live in Hitchin / North Herts we are laying on a bus to take you to and from the venue, so let us know if you'd like a seat!

There are some excellent bands playing with us - SIMON LOVE, THE THIRD CUT and DJ SARAH C and we are very much looking forward to it. More info on the GIGS page.

Lotsa lurve from us x

 

February 4th

Hello!

We have been busy in the studio working on our 3rd album which will be released in the spring of this year hooray! More details on that coming very soon.

We've also been booking lots of gigs that we've added to the GIGS page with many more to be confirmed over the next few weeks so please keep your eye on that page.

See you soon! x

 

December 24th

HOHOHO! Happy Christmas and new year to you all. We'll see you in 2020 with a new album in the spring and lots of shows too. Thanks for being nice to us for another year! x

 

November 9th

We are now "off the road" until next year as we want to finish our new songs and make a new record for 2020! It's all very exciting. More news about 2020 gigs and other fun things will be coming soon!

 

September 27th

NEW SHOW!

Saturday 7th March 2020

Club 85 Hitchin

BLYTH POWER

THE ASTRONAUTS

THE METATRONS

Tickets onsale now HERE

 

September 16th

Time for a little gig break so we can work on our new songs and start thinking about maybe doing another album at some point soon!

In the meantime we are booking our 2020 shows and we are pleased to announce two dates with Altered Images on 7th May at Sub 89 in Reading and 8th May at Chinnerys in Southend.

Both dates are onsale now at

seetickets at THIS LINK 

We have more gig dates and news coming for next year, keep your peepers peeled for more updates very soon xx

 

 

September 8th

Busy few weeks at 'trons HQ - great gig with Ed Borrie and Scare Taxi in Welwyn on Friday last week and we're playing at the most excellent BALSTOCK festival this Friday 13th on the Orange Tree stage at 8pm - see you there yeah?

Also our song PLEASE MISTER appears on a new charity compilation raising money for Brazilian domestic abuse charity https://www.ninguemficapratras.org

You can buy the complation, which features some other really great bands including Suggested Friends and Charmpit HERE

 

August 5th

NEW T-SHIRTS!

'Cos we are so pleased to be back at THE BLYTH POWER ASHES over the August bank holiday this year we have made some special t-shirts just for the festival - have a look HERE x

 

July 29th

NEW SHOW!

BALSTOCK FESTIVAL

Baldock, Herts.

Friday 13th September

The Orange Tree stage 8pm.

More details HERE

x

 

July 5th

NEW SHOW ALERT!

ED BORRIE (S*M*A*S*H)

SCARE TAXI

THE METATRONS

FRIDAY 6TH SEPT

THE GREEN ROOM, WELWYN GARDEN CITY

Tickets and info HERE

 

July 2nd

We have some more live shows to announce in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned! x

 

June 25th

Our next live outing will be with ALTERED IMAGES at BEDFORD ESQUIRES on JULY 26TH. A few tickets are still available, have a look HERE x

 

June 4th

Looking forward to three great shows this month, hope to see you at one or all of them!x

 

Friday 7th June

The Green Room Welwyn Gdn City

with The Catenary Wires and Jetstream Pony

 

Friday 14th June

Esquires, Bedford

With Doctor and the Medics

 

Sunday 23rd June

The Prince Albert, Brighton

With The Membranes and Scare Taxi

 

May 3rd

Hello! We now have a Bandcamp page so you can purchase and stream our first two albums. Enjoy! x

 

April 24th

We are having a little break from the road in May so we can sort our new tunes out. We're back in June with some most excellent shows, please see the GIGS page for more info! x

 

April 15th

We had an excellent time in Scotland! Our April jaunt around the country continues this Thursday at the fantastic WALES GOES POP festival in Cardiff x

 

March 12th

Our Scotland tour dates for April have updated info on the GIGS page, have a lookey!

 

March 4th

NEW SHOW!

THE CATENARY WIRES

JETSTREAM PONY

THE METATRONS

Friday 7th June

The Green Room, Welwyn Garden City

Details on the GIGS page.

 

February 28th

NEW SHOW!

We are very happy indeed to be opening for THE MEMBRANES at The Prince Albert, Brighton on Sunday June 23rd. Tickets and info are available via the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

 

February 6th

Our first gig of the year will be at THE GREEN ROOM Welwyn Garden City with THE ASTRONAUTS and POG on Friday 22nd Feb. It'll be great so you should come. Details are on the gigs page and HERE 

 

February 4th

In the next week or so we'll have some more gigs to tell you about. So....you know, keep 'em peeled x

 

January 15th

We are delighted to be playing at WALES GOES POP this year, hooray! See us at the warm-up show on Thursday 18th April at The Moon, Cardiff. More details on the Facebook event page HERE

 

January 2nd 2019

Happy new year!

We look forward to seeing you very soon at our upcoming shows, more dates coming very soon x

 

December 17th

We have added some 2019 live dates to the GIGS page! More to follow x

 

December 10th

Our 2019 gig and tour dates are coming thick and fast, we will be adding them to our GIGS page within a week - stay tuned!

 

December 3rd

CHRISTMAS BREAK!

We'll be back on the road in early 2019 - keep an eye on the GIGS page over the next couple of weeks.

A very big thanks in the meantime to everyone who came to see us this year. You are all very nice people and very handsome.

Happy Christmas and New Year from us! xx

 

November 13th

We were overwhelmed with the turnout and response to REBEL REBEL on Saturday - many thanks to everyone involved!

We have two shows remaining this year:

Friday 16th Nov, Club 85, Hitchin - with CHRON GEN - tickets HERE

Friday 23rd Nov, Le Pub, Newport - with SIMON LOVE - tickets HERE

 

November 6th

Last few tickets available for our REBEL REBEL festival this Saturday - don't miss out, get your tickets HERE 

 

September 4th

Splendid gig announcement!

SIMON LOVE

THE METATRONS

Live @ Le Pub, Newport, Wales.

Friday 23rd November

Details and tickets are available HERE

Facebook event page HERE

 

August 13th

NEW SHOW!

Friday 16th Nov 2018

CHRON GEN

THE METATRONS

Club 85 Hitchin

£5 advance

More info HERE

 

August 8th

Double header this weekend!

Saturday 11th August - Rhythms of the World festival, Hitchin - BB's, Bridge St. 5pm.

Sunday 12th August - Lauderdale House, Highgate, 2.30pm with THE POPINJAYS.

x

 

July 23rd

The fantastic SCARE TAXI have been added to the REBEL REBEL line up in November. Very good news indeed. You may recognise the singer from one of our fav bands These Animal Men. Excellent. More details HERE

 

July 13th

Tickets for our REBEL REBEL festival on 10th November are selling really well, please get yours asap!

 

June 19th

New London show!

Sundial Sundays @

Lauderdale House, Highgate, London

Afternoon show 2.30-4.30pm

THE POPINJAYS

THE METATRONS

More details HERE

 

June 17th

HOLD THE PHONE!

Check the GIGS page for more details on our REBEL REBEL festival at CLUB 85 in HItchin on SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER with a stupendous line up including S*M*A*S*H, Zounds, The Popinjays, The Loves, The Catenary Wires and many many more!

 

June 6th

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are delighted to be opening for BRIX AND THE EXTRICATED at Esquires, Bedford on Sunday 4th November. More info on the GIGS page x

 

May 25th

New photos added to the PICS page, have a look!

Also more upcoming gig info added on the GIGS page x

 

April 26th

New show!

Friday May 11th

The Green Room, Welwyn Garden City

All These Years

The Metatrons

Saving Sebastian

Details HERE

 

April 10th

Our Scotland / North East tour begins this week!

Thurs 12th - PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

Fri 13th - The Auction House, Berwick upon Tweed

Sat 14th - Canny Fringe Festival, Newcastle.

More details on the GIGS page.

See you on the road!

 

March 10th

New gig alert!

THE POPINJAYS

SIMON LOVE & THE OLD ROMANTICS

THE METATRONS

Live @ Bogarts at The George, Bucklersbury, Hitchin

Saturday 16th June 2018

£8 advance ticket sales only HERE

 

January 29th

Our spring 2018 tour dates are now up on the GIGS page - have a look and hope to see you in the next couple of months!

 

January 27th

We are booking lots of shows for the spring, stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for announcements!!

 

December 29th

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

March 9th

Black Cat Promotions present..

Mammoth Penguins

The Metatrons

Live at BOGARTS @ The George, Bucklersbury, Hitchin

8pm

Friday 9th March 2018

£6 advance only

Tickets HERE

 

December 28th

We have TWO new things to tell you:

1) We have a new bass player, RICO joins us from January 2018. Bid him a warm welcome when you see him, he'll be the one with the bass guitar.

2) Stay tuned for our 2018 gig announcements, the first dates are coming your way tomorrow!

 

December 1st

HOHOHO!

Now it’s December we can remind you of our 30 second Christmas jingle “What Day Is It Again?”, have a seasonal listen! x

 

November 25th

Only 20ish tickets left for our show on December 8th with THE CORNSHED SISTERS at Bogarts @ The George, Hitchin. Get yer tickets HERE

 

October 27th

Here’s a great live video of our song “Dig your nails” from Indie rock-a-nore in Hastings on 21/10/17, thanks to Heinz for the clip!

 

September 18th

NEW SHOW!

Friday 8th December

Bogarts @ The George, Hitchin

THE CORNSHED SISTERS

THE METATRONS

ALOHA DEAD

More info HERE

 

September 2nd

NEW SHOW!

We'll be playing The Old Brewery, Watford on Friday 15th September. More info HERE

 

August 25th

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are dizzy with delight to announce that we will be opening for THE POPGUNS at The Islington, London on Saturday 16th September.

More details and tickets available here!

 

August 9th

NEW SHOW!

We are delighted to announce that we will be joining Pete Astor, The Popguns, The Loves, Go! Boadicea, Catenary Wires, Spearmint and many more at INDIE ROCK-A-NORE FESTIVAL, Hastings on Saturday 21st October.

This is a one day Indiepop festival that will raise money for Brighton suicide prevention charity GrassRoots.

Tickets will be on sale very soon and are strictly limited, you can keep up to date with the info HERE

 

 

August 8th

Hello! In the next week we’ll be announcing another load of most excellent shows for the rest of 2017, stay tuned! x

 

August 4th

Very much looking forward to our first hometown show in AGES at The Victoria, Hitchin tomorrow night with our Brighton buds POG, more info HERE

 

July 25th

We're super excited to be playing with DODGY this Friday 28th July at Harpenden Public Halls, more info and tickets HERE

 

July 15th

We're playing at BESIDE THE BIRDBATH fest in Brighon next Saturday 22nd July, hope to see you there!

 

July 1st

Very much looking forward to playing HUTSTOCK next weekend! See you on the beach with The Popinjays, Adamski and Trevor Neal!

 

June 1st

A lovely start to our summer gigs!

23rd June

Cambridge University Summer Ball

Wolfson College

THE SUBWAYS

THE METATRONS

+ LOADS MORE!

More info HERE

 

May 1st

GIGS page updated! See you very soon! x

 

April 24th

We're currently booking LOADS more gigs for the summer and beyond, stay tuned for new dates coming your way over the next couple of weeks!

 

April 19th

Listen out tonight at 6pm GMT to hear our ditty “Whatcha doin’” on West Virginia’s finest indie radio station WTSQ - www.wtsq.org for the live stream!

 

 

April 11th

More Record Store Day fun!

We’ll be playing an acoustic set instore at HUMANITAS MUSIC in Hitchin at 1pm with some rather special guests, see you there!

Details for the shop are HERE

 

April 10th

You can hear the podcast of last night’s 6Music Tom Robinson show HERE - we’re on first!

 

April 9th

Listen out for us tonight on BBC 6music on Tom Robinson's show!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08l6j6q

 

April 5th

RECORD STORE DAY FUN!

We'll be DJing at Gatefold Records, Hitchin 5.30pm-7pm on RSD 2017.

More info

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