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
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 2022
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 announcing some new (and of course very exciting) new shows in the next few weeks so keep your peepers peeled on our GIGS page! 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
Some new photos on the PICS page from our recent tour, thanks to @Punkinfocus for the shots!x
Thanks to Brighton & Hove News for the great write-up ahead of our gig there on 31st July, read it HERE
See our summer dates on the poster above and get your tickets now from the links on the GIGS page!!x
See the excellent review of our "Deconstruction" album in this month's Vive Le Rock Magazine on our "Archive" page x
We are adding more dates to our GIGS calendar woohoo!! Check out the GIGS page for more juicy info x
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
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
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
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!
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
The Kirk Brandon + The Metatrons gig has been moved again to Friday March 19th. Here's hoping that things will be much better for everyone 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 January 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!
Here is "Sound Bites", from the forthcoming "Deconstruction" album.
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.