Last year, Single Mothers released the new album Through A Wall, which was the closest their music ever came to breakneck-speed ’80s hardcore. They’ve now got a new non-album single, “Metropolis,” which is just a little slower and ever so slightly less aggressive, and which was recorded just before Through A Wall. Main member Drew Thomson tells us:

“Metropolis” was recorded just before ‘Through A Wall’ at Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto Ontario. It’s a collaboration between Peter Landi and myself. I had recently moved apartments and my old landlord had sold the building we lived in and kicked everyone out. There was a real estate boom and we were all seemingly in the middle of it. Peter came to me with the song and once we were in the studio the lyrics came right away. I was just venting. A few years before I was living in my van. Sometimes it takes all the energy you have just to keep the lights on.

Listen and watch the video (directed by Andrew Friesen) below. The song hits streaming services Friday.

Single Mothers are on tour in the UK this week, and they’ll do a US run opening for Off With Their Heads in August. The run with OWTH hits Brooklyn’s The Kingsland on August 16 (tickets) and Asbury Park’s House of Independents on August 17 (tickets). Single Mothers also doing a September run in their home country of Canada with fellow Canadian band Cancer Bats. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Drew is also gearing up to release a new Drew Thomson Foundation album and he recently released the new single “L.A. Lately.”

Single Mothers — 2019 Tour Dates
Wed 10 Jul 2019 Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
Thu 11 Jul 2019 Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
Fri 12 Jul 2019 Southampton, Heartbreakers
Sat 13 Jul 2019 Nr Cheltenham 2000 Trees Festival
Sun 14 Jul 2019 Bournmouth, The Anvil ( 14 + )

Thu. Aug. 8 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
Fri. Aug. 9 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class!
Sat. Aug. 10 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Sun. Aug. 11 Binghamton, NY Galaxy Brewing Co.
Tue. Aug. 13 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
Wed. Aug. 14 Boston, MA Sonia
Thu. Aug. 15 New Haven, CT State House
Fri. Aug. 16 Brooklyn, NY Kingsland
Sat. Aug. 17 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
Sun. Aug. 18 Croydon, PA Neshaminy Creek Brewery
Tue. Aug. 20 Lancaster, PA Lizard Lounge
Wed. Aug. 21 Pittsburgh, PA The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Thu. Aug. 22 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Fri. Aug. 23 Fort Wayne, IN Tiger Room at Welch’s Ale House
Sat. Aug. 24 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen

Thur Sept 12 Sault Ste marie – Soo Blaster
Fri Sept 13 Thunder Bay – Crocks
Sat Sept 14 – Winnipeg – Park Theatre – SOS Festival
Sun Sept 15- Regina – The Exchange
Mon Sept 16 – Saskatoon – The Capitol music club
Tue Sept 17- Fort McMurry – The Den
We’d Sept 18 – Grande Prairie – Better Than Freds
Fri sept 20 – Vancouver – Rickshaw Theatre
Sat sept 21 – Victoria – Lucky Bar
Sun Sept 22 – whistler – Garfunkel’s
Tue Sept 24 – Kelowna – Doc Willoughbys
Wed Sept 25 – Rossland – Flying Steam Shovel
Thur Sept 26 -Red Deer – Bos Bar and Grill
Fri Sept 27 – Edmonton – Starlite
Sat Sept 28 – Calgary – The Gateway at SAIT