Another day, another bout of gig pimping. A week today at The Flying Duck (that’s June 17th if you aren’t reading this on the day it was posted) I’m having a wee birthday bash. I’ve already introduced Black International, so today it is the turn of Verse Metrics, with The Big Nowhere to follow over the weekend.
- There are four of them, Bob, Al, Dave and Martin.
- If Martin had one less letter in his name there’d be a nice escalation thing going on there. He doesn’t though.
- Verse Metrics received an honourable mention from Nick Mitchell in last year’s Scotsman Radar Prize.
- Vic Galloway made them one of his tips for 2011, and they’ve picked up radio play from the likes of Tom Robinson and Jim Gellatly.
- Although they fit into the stuffed alternative indie shelf, they do it (a) better than many and (b) with their own take on things, so they don’t sound like a cookie cutter band.
- Last year’s debut EP VM1 was right good, and sounded like a band who had been together for far longer than a year.
- You can snag a free download of Horoscopes from the EP here.
- Bassist Dave does accidental sex faces during gigs. [Source: Peenko]
- Verse Metrics have threatened a stage routine involving cock fencing [also: Peenko] but as people still book them for gigs this probably doesn’t happen.