Unless you have been laying in a park drunk on pear cider for the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the Drowned in Sound label has this week released Metric's album Live it Out in the UK and that we, and seemingly a lot of you, like them rather a lot.
We can now announce that the Toronto based band, who opened for The Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden back in January dontchaknow, return to these shores at the end of August to play the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festival (due, sadly, to The Shins pulling out - more news on that soon) and they've added a few extra headline shows for good measure.
They play the NME/BBC Radio 1 stage on the Pearl Jam day and yes, you can expect Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw to join up with the rest of Broken Social Scene after their set to more than likely play the amazing 'Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl'. Anyways, these be the dates:
Wed 23 London Kings College + DrownedinSound.com & Guest DJs 'til 1am
Fri 25 Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival
Sun 27 Carling Weekend: Reading Festival
Mon 28 Edinburgh 'T on the Fringe' Cabaret Voltaire
Tues 29 Birmingham Bar Academy
Wed 30 Manchester Late Room
Here comes the marketing bit, concentrate: tickets are £9.50 for London, £8 Edinburgh, £6 Birmingham and Manchester and go onsale from Thursday 13th July.
Currently at 7 in the Mtv2 chart and last weeks Xfm drive-time and NME single of the week 'Monster Hospital' is released on August 7th. The album 'Live It Out' is out this week on Drowned in Sound Recordings, available from all good record and download stores (including DiS' here).
DiScuss: Anyone know why The Shins pulled out? What do you think of the album?