Metric have announced a release date for a brand new album, UK tour dates, and debuted a video for their latest single ‘Dark Saturday’.
The band’s new full-length will arrive on 21st September, with a clip for the first single to be lifted from the record streaming online now.
The record will be the first time in three albums which guitarist Jimmy Shaw hasn’t co-produced, instead handing over desk duties to Paramore, Beck and Nine Inch Nails producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
“Justin was just what we needed in a producer for this album”, says Jimmy. “He really saw every band member eye to eye and was able to capture what we each do best. It was something I realized I couldn’t do at this stage, having been in the band for so long. 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.”
“This is our seventh album as a band”, says frontwoman Emily Haines, “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.’”
Metric will hit the UK this November for four shows, calling off in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London.
You can check out the full dates, and the video for ‘Dark Saturday’, below.
17 Birmingham O2 Institute 2
18 Glasgow Queen Margret Union
19 Manchester O2 Ritz
20 London O2 Kentish Town Forum