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 probably 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 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 and are making 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.
We have four albums - "Lumination", just released in 2023, "Deconstruction" (2020), "Patterns of Chaos" (2016) and "Between Planets" (2011)
Here are the other places where we post the interesting and maybe even useful stuff:
Our witty, urbane and unashamedly gig-flogging TWITTER page
Our Facebook page is HERE
Thanks for coming to see us in our virtual home, have a good nose around and we hope you come back again soon.
Wishing you happy holidays wherever you are!
The Metatrons, December 2023
NEW LIVE DATES ADDED - SPRING 2024
We are delighted to announce our Spring 2024 dates hooray!
In March we hit the road with TIM HOLEHOUSE AND THE ESCAPE GHOSTS as they release their new album "Year" - see the poster above or the GIGS page for details.
In April we are very happy to be playing at THE HERTFORD CLUB and THE WAH WAH CLUB @ THE CAVERN ROOMS, TAMWORTH - both new places for us and will be lots of fun!
See the GIGS page for all the info and links x
So....another years' worth of gigs done! A new album recorded and released and lots of summer festivals played. Not too shabby. We are currently rehearsing to bring you some new and old songs for our spring 2024 dates, to be announced very soon.....
We'll be posting some of our early 2024 shows on the GIGS page in a few weeks, keep your peepers peeled! x
We've had a brilliant summer, from our album launch parties in June and all the way through the festival season. Thanks so much to everyone who came to see us and bought our new album!
Our next show is October 6th at The Hope and Anchor in Islington, London with our friends Simon Love and Scare Taxi, tickets available NOW!
AUGUST LIVE DATES!
5th - Old Town Live Festival - acoustic show, Stevenage Old Town, 7.40pm
19th - BP Ashes Festival, Billingshurst, West Sussex 9pm
27th - TWO SHOWS IN ONE DAY!
12.50pm - Farmfest, Rickmansworth
8.15pm - Hertford House Hotel
More details on the GIGS page x
SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES!
PLUS a special secret soon-to-be-announced show also on Sunday 27th August......
POLLY AND SIMON ACOUSTIC DATES!
SEE YOU THERE!!
Have a listen to our brand new interview on PHOENIX FM where we talk about our new album, upcoming gigs and auntie's birthday parties. x
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who came to our album launch gigs this weekend, bought LPs/CDs/stuff, said nice things to us and were generally lovely people.
We'll see you all again soon - have a look at the GIGS page for our July and August shows and festival appearances xx
NEW ALBUM RELEASED TODAY!
"Lumination" is now available on CD / digital from record shops, our Bandcamp page, Apple Music / iTunes and Amazon Music, as well as from us directly at our two album launch shows in Brighton tonight and Hitchin tomorrow.
Or of course our SHOP page on here!
We hope you enjoy it and are very much looking forward to playing them for you LIVE! X
Our SHOP page has been updated with all the LUMINATION goodies!! Have a look, getting very exciting for the album launch on June 16th! x
NEW SHOW ALERT!
Our ALBUM LAUNCH PARTIES are coming up very soon!
16/6 Hope and Ruin Brighton TICKETS HERE
17/6 Club 85 Hitchin TICKETS HERE
Both shows are with our friends BLYTH POWER and POG who are also putting new albums out!
IN OTHER NEWS tune into West Virginia's finest radio station WTSQ on Monday 5th June at 5.30pm UK time for a LIVE interview with Simon and Polly, discussing the new album, gigs, pets, haircuts, that sort of thing x
ALBUM PRE-ORDER IS OPEN!
You can now pre-order our new album "Lumination" through Chapter 22 Records woohoo!
There are some cool bundles to be had with t-shirts, bags, badges, coasters (yes, coasters) and of course the album itself!
NEW SINGLE RELEASED FRIDAY 12TH MAY!
The first single "Outside" from our brand-spanking new album will be released next Friday 12th May on Spotify!
You can pre-save the song at the link below.
It's all very exciting indeed x
FULL SPRING / SUMMER GIGS AND FESTIVAL LIST!
How very exciting to share our spring and summer 2023 gig list with you. It's in full on the GIGS page. Can't wait to see you all x
A full list of our summer gigs and festivals will be out in the next couple of weeks - looking forward to seeing you very soon!! x
ALBUM LAUNCH PARTIES!
We will be holding not one but TWO yes TWO album launch parties!
16th June - Hope and Ruin, Brighton
17th June - Club 85, Hitchin
Tickets are for sale from 9am on Tuesday 28th March.
Brighton tickets HERE
Hitchin tickets HERE
NEW ALBUM DETAILS!
We are delighted to tell you that our new album "LUMINATION" will be released through CHAPTER 22 RECORDS and distributed by CARGO RECORDS on FRIDAY JUNE 16TH 2023.
The album will be available from all good record shops, our BANDCAMP and downloadable from Apple Music and Amazon Music.
The pre-order for the album starts on May 16th via the Chapter 22 Records website, where you'll find exclusive bundles with the new album and lots of new merch.
We are very excited for you to hear it!
To pre-order from May 16th go to https://chapter22records.bigcartel.com/
NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
See the GIGS page for info x
Stay tuned over the next four weeks as there will be a load of gig / festival / album release details coming your way! x
As our album recording gets nearer we've started to book some gig and festival dates for the summer - everything will be revealed next month! x
January 4th 2023
Hello and happy new year!
We're gonna be rehearsing our new songs and then recording our new album pretty much up until the spring, so keep your eyes peeled for tour dates and festivals for the summer time to be announced soon-ish! x
We here at 'trons HQ wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! Thank you for all your support this year, it's been lovely to be back on the road properly and with a new album to go off and record now we're feelin' mighty fine! See you next year x
We will be livestreaming via Instagram on Thursday 24th November at 8pm as guests of THOSE ROCK CAST GIRLS as they quiz us on music and maybe some other things too. We're told to expect "perfect chaos" - sounds good to us! x
Lots of new songs kicking around at 'trons HQ, we might make another record next year! More news etc as it comes. x
We are honoured to be playing at YOU'RE ALL WEIRD - A CELEBRATION OF MARK ASTRONAUT over the weekend of 19-20th November at CLUB 85, HITCHIN. The two-day event features many bands who were associated with Mark so there will be some fun collaborations and some great memories shared. More Info on the GIGS page and the ticket/more info link is HERE on the FB event page. x
'TRONS ON THE TELLY!
We are delighted to tell you that we will be featuring on a new music programme on actual real television - the fabulous NUB TV show on Thursday 29th September from 9pm (Sky channel 186)!
As well as music the show has very interesting looking guests and covers all sorts of weird/wonderful topics!
The NUB TV series will soon be available on Amazon Prime/Apple TV etc as well in the near future.
So...as they used to say...do tune in! X
Can't wait until the CHAPTER 22 ROOTS AND RECORDS party with us and Yur Mum on September 10th at The Bell inn, Bath. See the GIGS page for more info! x
NEW SHOW ALERT!
We are delighted to be playing at the HERTFORD MUSICAL MYSTERY TOUR Festival on August 28th this year. The festival takes over the whole town with stages all over. We'll be on the HERTFORD HOUSE HOTEL STAGE at 8pm. More info HERE. See you there! x
Keep your eyes peeled for a new festival announcement in the next couple of days! Oh what teases we are..
NEW SHOW ALERT!
CHAPTER 22 RECORDS
THE BELL INN
Email HERE for tickets
Ah hello July, it must be FESTIVAL TIME WOOHOO!
Come and see us at
Very much looking forward to playing two great festivals in July!
Well be at LIVESTOCK in Enfield on July 23rd and THE BLYTH POWER ASHES in Billingshurst on the weekend of July 29th - more info on that one coming soon! x
Sadly due to a highly unwelcome Covid outbreak at 'trons HQ we've had to cancel our show at the prince Albert, Brighton this coming Saturday 21st May. Boo!
We're chuffed to be playing at LIVESTOCK 2022 in Enfield on July 23rd. See the GIGS page for more info or click HERE.
Tickets for our May 21st Show at THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON are onsale now! see the GIGS page for more info or click HERE to go direct to the ticket site x
Can't wait to hit the road this month with Altered Images, hope to see you at some of these shows!
Trades Club @Hebden Bridge 3/3 SOLD OUT
Georgian Theatre @Stockton on Tees 4/3 SOLD OUT
Chinnerys @Southennd 19/3
Sub 89 @Reading 24/3
Links etc are on our GIGS page xx
We are very happy to be playing on SATURDAY 30TH APRIL at THE ANGEL WEEKENDER, a cool festival at THE VICTORIA, COALVILLE. There are two stages and some great bands! For more info go to our GIGS page or click HERE xx
Saturday 14th May
Come and join us for a superb night out as we remember our friend and bandmate Andy Keeble at CLUB 85 in Hitchin on April 2nd. More info HERE
Happy new year one and all! We'll be adding some excellent new shows to the GIGS page soon, keep your peepers peeled over the next few weeks x
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year! Despite the state of the world right now we still managed to get out and play this year which is pretty amazing considering. Thank you for all your support and we'll see you bright and early in 2022 with some more new songs! x
Tune in to the Resurrection Radio show on Phoenix FM tonight 8-10pm for a new interview with Polly and Simon - talking about ....... well, we don't know yet! But it'll be fun so listen in! x
Sadly the Bedford Esquires show on October 24th is to be postponed but we hope for a new date soon and your ticket provider should be in touch for your refund.
In other better news there now a few more tickets available for the 23rd October show at LePub in Newport with The Darling Buds due to a few returns. Link for tickets on the GIGS page.
Unfortunately, due to a case of Covid and subsequent isolation period, The Darling Buds show this Saturday is having to be postponed. The good news is that we already have a new date and it will be going ahead on Saturday 23rd October. All tickets are still valid. If you can't make the new date, refunds are available.
New gig dates added to the GIGS page, have a look!
See Simon's brand new interview with Pete's Rock News where he talks songwriting, Spotify and why he's glad he didn't write Hey Jude...HERE
We've had some new album reviews and articles recently so we've added as many as we can find onto the ARCHIVE page, have a look x