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..." 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" is being released on 23/10/20 via Chapter 22 Records. We are very excited. We have two previous albums and other interesting trinkets so please see our SHOP or RELEASES pages for more info.
We also have a new single and video released on 2/10/20 via our BANDCAMP page called "Population One". That is also very exciting.
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
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, January 2021
January 11th 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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!
Pre-order for the album starts on August 8th at
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
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
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
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
We are getting album-launch ready here at 'trons HQ! Look out for some lil' teasers in the next few weeks!! x
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Saturday 7th March 2020
Club 85 Hitchin
Tickets onsale now HERE
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
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
Friday 13th September
The Orange Tree stage 8pm.
More details HERE
NEW SHOW ALERT!
ED BORRIE (S*M*A*S*H)
FRIDAY 6TH SEPT
THE GREEN ROOM, WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Tickets and info HERE
We have some more live shows to announce in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned! x
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
Looking forward to three great shows this month, hope to see you at one or all of them!x
Hello! We now have a Bandcamp page so you can purchase and stream our first two albums. Enjoy! x
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
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
Our Scotland tour dates for April have updated info on the GIGS page, have a lookey!
THE CATENARY WIRES
Friday 7th June
The Green Room, Welwyn Garden City
Details on the GIGS page.
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.
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
In the next week or so we'll have some more gigs to tell you about. So....you know, keep 'em peeled x
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
We have added some 2019 live dates to the GIGS page! More to follow x
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!
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
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
Last few tickets available for our REBEL REBEL festival this Saturday - don't miss out, get your tickets HERE
Splendid gig announcement!
Live @ Le Pub, Newport, Wales.
Friday 23rd November
Facebook event page HERE
Friday 16th Nov 2018
Club 85 Hitchin
More info HERE
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.
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
Tickets for our REBEL REBEL festival on 10th November are selling really well, please get yours asap!
New London show!
Sundial Sundays @
Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
Afternoon show 2.30-4.30pm
More details HERE
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!
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
New photos added to the PICS page, have a look!
Also more upcoming gig info added on the GIGS page x
Friday May 11th
The Green Room, Welwyn Garden City
All These Years
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!
New gig alert!
SIMON LOVE & THE OLD ROMANTICS
Live @ Bogarts at The George, Bucklersbury, Hitchin
Saturday 16th June 2018
£8 advance ticket sales only HERE
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!
We are booking lots of shows for the spring, stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for announcements!!
NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
Black Cat Promotions present..
Live at BOGARTS @ The George, Bucklersbury, Hitchin
Friday 9th March 2018
£6 advance only
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!
Now it’s December we can remind you of our 30 second Christmas jingle “What Day Is It Again?”, have a seasonal listen! x
Only 20ish tickets left for our show on December 8th with THE CORNSHED SISTERS at Bogarts @ The George, Hitchin. Get yer tickets HERE
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!
Friday 8th December
Bogarts @ The George, Hitchin
THE CORNSHED SISTERS
More info HERE
We'll be playing The Old Brewery, Watford on Friday 15th September. More info HERE
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!
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
Hello! In the next week we’ll be announcing another load of most excellent shows for the rest of 2017, stay tuned! x
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
We're super excited to be playing with DODGY this Friday 28th July at Harpenden Public Halls, more info and tickets HERE
We're playing at BESIDE THE BIRDBATH fest in Brighon next Saturday 22nd July, hope to see you there!
Very much looking forward to playing HUTSTOCK next weekend! See you on the beach with The Popinjays, Adamski and Trevor Neal!
A lovely start to our summer gigs!
Cambridge University Summer Ball
+ LOADS MORE!
More info HERE
GIGS page updated! See you very soon! x
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!
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!
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
You can hear the podcast of last night’s 6Music Tom Robinson show HERE - we’re on first!
Listen out for us tonight on BBC 6music on Tom Robinson's show!
We've had a great run of shows over the last few months all over the country, now it's getting darker in the evenings it's time to record our Christmas song!! Yes we are serious. Stay "tuned" for more info x
Our new album "Patterns of Chaos" will be released through esprit de corps records on June 17th 2016 on 12" vinyl, cd and download. We are having a launch party at Club 85 in Hitchin on the same day, see the GIGS page for more info.
We are pleased to announce that we will be supporting Echobelly on Sunday 4th October at Bedford Esquires. We will be performing a special acoustic set! http://www.bedfordesquires.co.uk for more info.