The Metros release debut single

Plus band plan alternative Valentine's Day bash

The Metros have announced they are to release their debut single ‘Education Pt. 2’ in March.

The single, out on March 17, will be available as an CD, standard seven-inch single and a seven-inch picture disc.

The standard seven-inch format will feature a cover of ‘Gabrielle’, originally released by Shane MacGowan’s first band, The Nipple Erectors.

Meanwhile, the band have also announced plans for an alternative Valentine’s Day bash, billed as a ’Night Out For A Tenner’.

The £10 entitles punters to pie, mash and liquor, entry to the band’s Amersham Arms gig in London‘s New Cross, a free drink and three alternative download versions of their debut single.

The Metros then hit the road in February, playing:

York Fibbers (February 20)

Sheffield Fuzz Club (21)

Manchester Night & Day (22)

Hull Adelphi (23)

Newcastle Cluny (25)

Nottingham Social (26)

Birmingham Bar Academy (27)

London Barfly (28)

Tunbridge Wells (29)

Leeds Cockpit (March 3)

Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (4)

Aberdeen Tunnels (5)

Glasgow King Tut’s (6)

Liverpool Korova (7)

Bedford Esquires (8)

Bristol Louisiana (10)

Exeter Cavern (11)

Cardiff Barfly (12)

Southampton Joiners (14)

Brighton Free Butt (15)

Oxford Academy 2 (16)

London Barfly (18)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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