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Hello!

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", 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 

 

Instagram HERE

 

Bandcamp HERE

 

YouTube 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, July 2024

 

 

 

The News

July 9th

NEW FESTIVAL!

BALSTOCK FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER​

5pm

More details on the GIGS page x

June 10th

Tickets are now available for our show with BLYTH POWER & BOY IN THE CUPBOARD at The Prince Albert, Brighton on July 7th. Grab yours HERE and there are special under 18's prices as well - the show is 2pm-5pm x

May 7th

NEW FESTIVAL!

AUGUST 23rd-26th

THE BLYTH POWER ASHES FESTIVAL

SYKEHOUSE, DONCASTER

MORE DETAILS HERE

April 25th

NEW FESTIVAL ALERT!

May 4th

Baldock Festival, Baldock Community Centre

Main Stage, 6pm

More details HERE or on our GIGS page x

March 20th

NEW SHOW ALERT!

Saturday 20th April

The Hertford Club, Hertford

Neckbreakers

The Metatrons

Exaggerators

Garden Room

King Angry

Amber & Hub

4pm-midnight

Free entry woohoo!

FB event page HERE

March 19th

NEW SHOW ALERT!

Sunday 7th July 

The Prince Albert, Brighton

BLYTH POWER

THE METATRONS

BOY IN THE CUPBOARD

2-5PM - matinee show 

Tickets available soon. More info HERE

March 11th

NEW SHOW ALERT! 

June 6th at THE HOPE AND ANCHOR LONDON with TIM HOLEHOUSE, THE THIRD CUT and DJ SARAH C - see the GIGS page for more details and tickets! x

March 4th

We are halfway through our run of shows with Tim Holehouse and The Escape Ghosts and it's been brilliant fun so far! Very much looking forward to POCO LOCO in CHATHAM this Friday 8th March and THE SUSSEX ARMS in TUNBRIDGE WELLS on Saturday!

Keep an eye on our GIGS page over the next couple of weeks as there is about to be a big splat of new shows going up there! x

February 26th

NEW SHOW!

We are delighted to be playing a hometown show at Hitchin Football Club on April 5th with Cold Caller and River Bodies (both from Herts and both absolutely rockin') and even better it's an all ages gig (providing the under 18s have an *ahem* "adult" with them) hooray!

See you there! x

FB event page link for more info HERE

February 3rd

Tickets for our show at The Bee's Mouth in Hove on March 2nd are running very low, please grab yours HERE ASAP! 

January 9th 2024

Happy new year to you all!

We will be announcing some summer shows and festivals soon, keep your eyes peeled!

In the meantime tickets for our March shows are all on sale, hope to see you at one/some/all of those! See the GIGS page for links and info x

December 1st

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. 

See the GIGS page for all the info and links x

November 14th

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.....

October 11th

We'll be posting some of our early 2024 shows on the GIGS page in a few weeks, keep your peepers peeled! x

September 7th

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 1st

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

July 10th

SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES!

Todd in the Hole, Todds Green - Sunday 16th July 7pm 

Kevolution @ The White Hart, Hertford - Saturday 29th July 9pm

Blyth Power Ashes Festival, Sussex - Saturday 19th August 8pm

FarmFest, Lynsters Farm, Rickmansworth - Sunday 27th August 1pm

PLUS a special secret soon-to-be-announced show also on Sunday 27th August......

POLLY AND SIMON ACOUSTIC DATES!

The Horn, St Albans @ The Blue Angel Cafe - Sunday 30th July 5pm

Old Town Live, Saturday 5th August @Cinnabar Stage,  7.40pm

SEE YOU THERE!!

July 3rd

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

June 19th

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

June 16th

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

Bandcamp

Apple Music

Amazon Music 

June 11th

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

June 2nd

NEW SHOW ALERT!

We are most ecstatic to be playing with Simon Love and Scare Taxi at Hope and Anchor in Highbury, London on Friday 6th October. Tickets HERE x

June 1st

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

May 17th

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!

https://chapter22records.bigcartel.com/

May 9th

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

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/themetatrons/outside

April 13th

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

April 10th

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

March 28th

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

March 24th

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/

X

March 13th

NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

See the GIGS page for info x

March 2nd

Stay tuned over the next four weeks as there will be a load of gig / festival / album release details coming your way! x

February 8th

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

December 8th

HOHOHO!

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

November 18th

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

November 3rd

Lots of new songs kicking around at 'trons HQ, we might make another record next year! More news etc as it comes. x

September 17th

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

September 15th

'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

September 1st

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

August 10th

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

August 2nd

Keep your eyes peeled for a new festival announcement in the next couple of days! Oh what teases we are..

July 12th

NEW SHOW ALERT!

September 10th

CHAPTER 22 RECORDS

BIRTHDAY PARTY

THE BELL INN

BATH

YUR MUM

THE METATRONS

Tickets £5

Email HERE for tickets

July 4th

Ah hello July, it must be FESTIVAL TIME WOOHOO!

Come and see us at

LIVESTOCK FESTIVAL

Enfield 

23rd July

BLYTH POWER ASHES

29-31July

Billingshurst, Sussex

June 1st

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

May 19th

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!

April 23rd

We're chuffed to be playing at LIVESTOCK 2022 in Enfield on July 23rd. See the GIGS page for more info or click HERE.

April 1st

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

March 1st

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

woohoo!

Links etc are on our GIGS page xx

February 13th

NEW FESTIVAL!

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

February 7th

NEW SHOW!

Saturday 14th May

BLYTH POWER

THE ASTRONAUTS

THE METATRONS

POG

CLUB 85

HITCHIN

Tickets HERE

 

January 27th

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

 

January 3rd

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

December 11th

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

 

October 22nd

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

 

October 8th

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.

 

September 6th

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.

 

September 1st

New gig dates added to the GIGS page, have a look!

 

August 19th

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

 

August 11th

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

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