THE SUBWAYS (UK) are one of the most exciting live bands on the current touring circuit, thrilling crowds with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances.
Back in 2005, with an average age of just 16, Billy, Charlotte and Josh crashed onto the international music scene with their, now cult, debut album ‘YOUNG FOR ETERNITY’ and rock-club floor filler ‘ROCK & ROLL QUEEN’. The band have released 4 albums to date. The second, ‘ALL OR NOTHING’ (2008), was recorded in LA with producer Butch Vig and is a sonically enormous, harder hitting album. The tracks written at a time when Charlotte and Billy were midst a breakup of their personal relationship and Billy too was battling to save his voice via surgery to remove nodules from his vocal chords caused by strenuous touring. ‘MONEY AND CELEBRITY’ followed in 2011, with the band worked with producer Stephen Street on this insanely catchy record which melds their debut’s melodic, indie/punk immediacy with the rock power of the sophomore album. Sighting the circus of celebrity & money culture and a huge hunger to get crowds going absolutely nuts as the drive behind tracks such as lead single ‘WE DON’T NEED MONEY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME’.
It is truly live where the band hit another level. On the International live circuit, The Subways have been earning praise from all corners. Firm summer festival favourites, they have graced the main stages of over 100 international festivals including Glastonbury (UK), Reading and Leeds (UK), Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park (DE), Hurricane/ Southside (DE), Kubana (RU), Frequency (AT), Big Day Out (AU), Lollapalooza (US) and Summersonic (JA) to name but a few. Whether in front of 100 people or 250,000 the band always deliver a high octane, thoroughly entertaining set…
“We will rock till we drop, as there is nothing more exciting for us than being on tour. The greatest drug in the world is seeing people screaming the words and dancing to the songs you’ve written. To get up onstage and to play rock and roll every day, to visit new towns, new cities, new countries, new continents and to make new friends along the way, it’s the most amazing experience we’ve ever felt!”
The Subways are currently on their UK & European headline tour, across 16 countries, performing their new self-titled record "THE SUBWAYS".
The new album was released on YFE Records/ Cooking Vinyl/ Ferryhouse on the 9th February 2015 (UK) and 6th February 2015 (Germany/Switzerland/Austria/PL/CZ/Benelux).
Following on from the bands last studio release – „Money And Celebrity“ – in September 2011, the new album is set to be big in sound and energy. A full on rock record with the hooks The Subways have become famous for. The album also marks a new phase for the band. Having previously worked with legendary producers on their first three albums (Stephen Street, Butch Vig and Ian Broudie), lead singer, Billy Lunn has taken on full engineering, production and mixing responsibility for the upcoming album. The album will not be over-thought or over produced… just direct and exciting to listen to, capturing the essence of the bands live shows.
The album campaign artwork has been designed in Budapest by artist Zash Ore. The extremely talented graphic designer has drawn/ penned a comic art story, in collaboration with the band, to go alongside the album release. Part 1 will be revealed with the initial pre-order release, with Part 2 (the stories conclusion) appearing in Feb 2015 (alongside the main album release).
Billy, Charlotte & Josh reach their 4th album firing on all cylinders. Still only in their twenties they have built a hardcore international following. Massive facebook stats and far reaching touring schedules a testament to how far they have come and the amount of work they have put in over the last 10 years.
THE SUBWAYS are: Billy Lunn (Vocals/ Guitar), Charlotte Cooper (Bass/ Vocals), Josh Morgan (Drums)