The Metros are from a musical backgroundAdamczewski’s father designed record sleeves for A&M and Payne’s father played session bass for Glenn Tilbrook. After recording a 5 track demo over two days in March 2006 in Honor Oak Park London with The Mysterious Hand, the band worked with The Great Baxter Dury and got signed to 1965 Records by James Endeacott (who had previously signed The Libertines, The Strokes and The View). All five members were still under 18 at the time. The Guardian described them as “Punk’n’roll urchins”.
Formerly known as Eastern Bloc and The Wanking Skankers, they list Squeeze, Ian Dury and The Beastie Boys as their major influences.
Their debut single, “Education Pt. 2”, was released on March 17, 2008. Their second single, “Last of the Lookers”, was released on June 2, 2008.