After losing one bassist to Fatherhood… and another to Ice Hockey, Whiskey and Dogs… Verse Metrics are proud to the announce the appointment of lifetime friend Kevin O’Hagan to the apparently cursed role of Verse Metrics’ bassist.
Delighted to announce that Verse Metrics will be playing with the lovely instrumentalists Mountains Under Oceans at the launch of their latest EP.
Tickets are available over at BigCartel for a discounted price:
Verse Metrics are delighted to announce that they are to support The Appleseed Cast at Stereo, Glasgow on Saturday 26th October 2013
More details soon!
…”a post rock band who really excel at their craft”. Radians has been reviewed in Prog Magazine‘s January 2013 edition. Verse Metrics are compared to Vessels, Pure Reason Revolution, Mogwai, Twilight Sad, I Concur and Meursault in the same review… the full version is below.
Chris Kelman reviews Verse Metrics recent Radians EP for Glasgow blog Ravechild….
[box]‘Algorithms’ is built around wave after wave of intense flooding guitars, every stroke that bit more fluorescent with intent.
If ‘Algorithms’ is based on intensifying guitars, then ‘Semaphore’ hones itself off of haunting and seeping vocals.
‘Aches’ bends differently altogether, taking the simmering vocals and hammering them through a wall of blending guitars and bass.
There are small hints of Mogwai to be found on ‘Aches’, a charismatic blend of grandeur and rawness grates together to create something epic and diverse.
It is closing track ‘Logarithms’ that ties up the whole package beautifully.[/box]
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Halina Rifai rates ‘Radians’ by Verse Metrics as her second favourite EP of the year.
[box]Without a doubt one of the bands to get me very excited about 2013 and lift my spirits in the latter half of 2012. I was starting to get a bit nervous about the standard of artists in Scotland on a DIY level, but Verse Metrics are technically brilliant. ‘Radians’ is full of aural intricacy and enough tension to make you realise that when it comes to questioning the dynamic comparison between classical and contemporary music, EPs like this should be used as prime example to fight the corner of modern music.[/box]
You can find out which other bands made the list >>HERE<<
Antonella Azzollini of Polkadot.it says “As soon as I listened to their brilliant work, I felt a kind of nostalgia of American rock, of that sound very much influenced by dragging guitars and hard drums.
When you go through 5-track EP is pretty obvious that this work hides a more complex structure which mirrors their influence of the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Stapleton, And So I Watch You From Afar, Deftones, Polvo, At The Drive In, American Football, Mogwai”
Glasgow PodcART write that ‘‘Radians’ is a well thought out and multifarious record. It is EP’s like this that really illustrate the scientific side of music and even with its layered elements and mathematic ingenuity, it is sheer indulgence’. Thanks to Halina Rifai for the kind words!
For more than just a brief summary, we suggest you CLICK HERE
Radians, in it’s entirety, is available to stream for a whole 24 hours on GoldFlakePaint! Until 5pm on Tuesday 4th December you can listen to the whole EP by visiting their website. Quote:
[box]Last week we bought your our review of Radians, the new EP from Scottish rocksters Verse Metrics. Within said review we praised the “ expansive, atmospheric five tracks” and declared the EP as “the work of a band that ask for your full and undivided emotional attention.” Well, now you no longer have to take our word for it as we’re very pleased to bring you an exclusive stream of the EP in full here on GFP. It’s only going to be available until 5pm tomorrow, so make the most of it while you can. Alternatively head here, to grab a copy for yourself. We heartily suggest both of these options…[/box]
CLICK HERE for the stream!