Day One won't be their last

Local band Metro4 is starting their Canadian tour right here in London by having their album release party on April 23 at Rum Runners at The London Music Hall.

Their second album, Day One, was released on April 1. This album follows their successful first album that had them opening for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots, Our Lady Peace, The Trews and Sloan, and playing at festivals like Sarnia Bayfest.

On this album they had the opportunity to work with Juno-winning mixing engineer Dan Brodbeck, and after some changes in their line-up, Metro4 feels they have finally found their chemistry.

The band is made up of Daniel Di Febo on guitar, Ryan Kriz on percussion, Danny Dube on bass and Jason Mercer on vocals and guitar. This self-described alternative band has a unique sound that is reminiscent of bands such as Keane and the Goo Goo Dolls. Their latest release is catchy and sure to have you singing along.

"It's definitely a distinct sound. A lot of people who have heard our music say there's a kind of European influence to it, but you can't really pinpoint what that is," said Mercer. "It's not just straightforward rock."

Listen for their first single from the album, Going Under, on radios very soon, and check them out at The London Music Hall on April 23, with guests The Dyadics and DJs Illmatic and MG.

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