“like double-a sides should be, both sides are absolutely brilliant. This is thoughtful, melodic, guitar-driven alternative rock. Both tracks suggest that this is a band with a lot of potential who are going places. Are you paying attention?”
– Ed Jupp, Is This Music? on Sleep and Wakefulness
“Kind of melodic, mathy alt-rock with hints of Death Cab for Cutie, Stapleton… even some Mogwai in there”
“That’s a lovely piece of music. Verse Metrics, Modern Sleep. Modern Rock music with a heart and a soul, I would say”
– Vic Galloway
“‘VM1’ (4/5) boasts fully wow-some majestic guitar music”
– The List
“Glasgow four-piece Verse Metrics only played their first gig in July, but have already released a five-track EP titled VM1 that showcases their versatility within their chosen rock sphere.
Lead Track, Tired Lights, you could say, is Twilight Sad meets Mogwai, although it’s a bit more sophisticated than that, a bit more melodic within the repeated phrases and a good bit more fluid with the guitar lines – post-math-rock, maybe?
Scottish Rock is in a healthy state at the moment – Biffy Clyro have opened that door wide – so here’s hoping that Tired Lights is the cover of choice for next year’s X Factor Champion.”
– Alan Morrison, The Sunday Herald