For fans of… I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, Manchester Orchestra, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie
Glasgow’s Verse Metrics are gearing up for the release of their effecting new single The Nightmares Leave Us All Inoperational, out on 10th July 2018.
Combining a sound closely related to post-punk revivalists like Interpol and Editors with a mathy, angular soundscape akin to bands such as Polvo, Verse Metrics are anything but your typical indie-rock band. Unorthodox yet melodic, Verse Metrics create an atmospherically dense sound, strengthened by flourishes of winding guitar segments, a metronomic rhythm section and the baritone-like vocal skills of Robert Dick (vocals, guitar).
Formed in 2009, Verse Metrics consist of the aforementioned Robert Dick as well as Calum MacVicar (Drums), Chris MacKinnon (Bass) and Al Conway (Guitar). Showing a willingness to experiment and expand their sound year on year, The Nightmares Leave Us All Inoperational was produced by Tom Peters (The Fall, Alpha Male Tea Party, Hyena Kill) and follows the success of their wonderful 2016 EP We’ll Be Listening and Remembering Until We’re Old and Unsteady. Verse Metrics have gained support during this time from the likes of Prog Magazine, The Scotsman, Artrocker Magazine, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Scotland, Kerrang! Radio and many many more.
The Nightmares Leave Us All Inoperational, out on 10th July 2018.
Verse Metrics are a groove-driven 4 piece band with a knack for writing twisty, turny alternative rock songs.
The band employ post-rock instrumentation with nontraditional song structures; and math-rock subtleties as a bed for Bob Dick’s introspective and often cryptic lyrics. These are sung with a distinctive Scottish accent in an authoritative baritone or hushed whisper to provide a signature atmosphere.
Verse Metrics released their third EP ‘We’ll Be Listening and Remembering Until We’re Old and Unsteady’ through Lonely Voyage Records on 2nd December 2016.
Past releases include two 5-track Eps – ‘VM1’ (2010) and ‘Radians’ (2012) – and the double-A-side ‘Sleep & Wakefulness’ (2011), leading to favourable reviews from well known media platforms such as The Herald, The Scotsman, The List, Artrocker, PROG Magazine and many more.
Live highlights include sold out shows at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (Summer Nights/New Years Revolution), a main stage appearance at Brew at The Bog festival and several supports including The Appleseed Cast, TTNG, Jakob, Delta Sleep, Enemies and Axes.