THE SUBWAYS – THE SUBWAYS – Out Now
The Subways have been building a big reputation all over Europe for the last few years and now I’ve finally had a listen to them I can understand why.
The Subways unashamedly borrow from all that is great about 70s and 80s British and American punk
This is exactly the kind of music that I love – 33 minutes of breakneck, poppy punk tunes, snappy punchy lyrics and great hooks. No nonsense, back to basics rock.
Lead singer Billy Lunn and bassist Charlotte Cooper’s voices perfectly complement each other and this really is the sound of a band on top of their game.
The Subways unashamedly borrow from all that is great about 70s and 80s British and American punk and they do it brilliantly.
Over three years since their last album this fourth effort hits you straight between the eyes from the very opening track, the frenetic My a Heart Is Pumping To A Brand New Beat.
Other stand out tracks are the Buzzcocks-like Taking All The Blame and the piano ballad Because Of You. We Get Around is another cracker – a snotty, rollicking rock duet.
Black Letter reminds me of Arctic Monkeys at their bombastic best and the excellent Twisted Game sounds like it’s dropped straight off a Beadtie Boys album. They finish with another cracker – Is That Enough. No it’s not enough. I want more and I’m off to buy the first three albums.
Jeremy Ransome – 9/10