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Metric release new single, announce UK tour

By | Published on Wednesday 18 July 2018


Metric have released ‘Dark Sunday’, the first single from their upcoming new album. They’ve also announced UK shows for this November.

For the new record, the band worked with an outside producer for the first time in years, that being Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Guitarist Jimmy Shaw had handled things in the studio for their last three records.

“Justin was just what we needed in a producer for this album”, says Shaw. “He really saw every band member eye to eye and was able to capture what we each do best. It was something I realised I couldn’t do at this stage, having been in the band for so long”.

The guitarist adds: “We were finally able to focus on just playing again, as we did at the start. Making this album brought us together in a way we hadn’t been for quite some time and I think you can hear it in the music”.

Frontwoman Emily Haines goes on: “This is our seventh album as a band, and we wanted the first song people heard from it to be ‘Dark Saturday’ as a sonic heads up that our guitars are back in force”.

“Lyrically, the song depicts a dystopian night life scene of gaudy wealth where oblivious party girls say nauseating things like, ‘I’m so rich everything’s free'”, she says

Here are the aforementioned winter UK shows:

17 Nov: Birmingham, Institute 2
18 Nov: Glashow, Queen Margaret Union
19 Nov: Manchester, Ritz
20 Nov: London, The Forum

Watch the video for ‘Dark Sunday’ here: