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The Subways return to Wrexham

by Ben Davis on 26 March, 2008 | 2 comments

It’s been a long adventure for The Subways since the trio emerged with their 2005 debut album, Young For Eternity. With their teenage days still relatively recently behind them, the band have already experienced more than most bands endure in an entire career.

Live, the band played guests slots with such prominent bands as Oasis and The Foo Fighters as well as clocking up four consecutive years at the Reading festival with additional appearances at Leeds, Glastonbury and T in the Park boosting their reputation as a strong festival band. Internationally they played Japan, America, Australia and France, while on return home, the venues seemed to get larger with every tour with almost every date sold-out in advance.

However, the band hit a wall when Vocalist/guitarist Billy Lunn was forced to undergo surgery to remove nodules on his vocal chords and suddenly everything the band had strived to create was in jeopardy. When Lunn eventually made a full recovery, The Subways were re-energised. The combination of frustration and fresh influences from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Mclusky and Refused provoked the vehement dynamics that are infused in the new album’s most vitriolic moments.

The band opted to head to Los Angeles to record the album with producer extraordinaire Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth). Vig proved to be a powerful influence on the band the result of which is All Or Nothing, which recalls the exuberance of Young For Eternity while embarking up an adventurous sonic progression.

Link: www.thesubways.net

The Subways appear live at Central Station, Wrexham on Sunday 18th May. The show is 14+ and tickets are £11.00, available from: Yales Café Bar (01978) 311 857, 15 – 17 Hill St, Wrexham or seetickets.com and ticketline.co.uk: (0870) 444 5556.


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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.



  2. I hear wedding bells

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