Following the release of a free download last week via their website, THE SUBWAYS have announced a UK tour for September and the release date of their third album. ‘Money and Celebrity’ is released on 19th September 2011 on Cooking Vinyl and was recorded and produced by Stephen Street in London earlier this year. The tour kicks off in Oxford the same week as the release, their first full UK outing since October 2008.
The Welwyn Garden City trio (Billy Lunn – guitar/vocals, Charlotte Cooper – bass/vocals and Josh Morgan – drums) started playing in their local area in 2003 and, after beating 5000 aplicants, they won a competition slot to play Glastonbury, they released their debut album ‘Young For Eternity’ in 2005. Quickly becoming festival favourites with their energetic and thrilling live shows, the band travelled the world before starting work on the follow up ‘All Or Nothing’ with producer Butch Vig. On it’s release in summer 2008 the band again hit all the Uk and European festivals consolidating their reputation as a dynamite live act. Finishing the album cyle in style with a show at Rock Am Ring Germany in front of a 75,000 strong crowd.
The Subways released the brand new song ‘It’s A Party’ on Thursday afternoon (16th June) via their website with no prior warning, and the track was downloaded over 1,000 times within the hour almost cashing their server. By yesterday over 10,000 copies were downloaded. An infectious pop-rock sound with killer hooks and sing along chorus the song is sure to sound even better when you’re bouncing around at a show. The 12 track album features music across the spectrum, melding their first album’s melodic immediacy with the second’s energetic rock power. As the title suggest, the songs were inspired by the overwhelming celebrity culture and also the financial crisis affecting the world today and how these things influence people.
17 September Oxford, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
18 September Falmouth, Princess Pavilion 0871 220 0260
20 September Birmingham, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
21 September Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 0845 413 4444
23 September Wrexham, Central Station 01978 358 780
24 September Glasgow, Oran Mor 08444 999 990
25 September Newcastle, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
27 September Manchester, Academy 3 0161 832 1111
28 September Sheffield, Foundry 0114 222 8777
30 September Swansea, Sin City 01792 654 226
1 October Bristol, Thekla 0845 413 4444
3 October Southampton, University 023 8063 2601
4 October London, Koko 0844 847 2258
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 22 June priced £10.50 (ex/ Southampton £11/ London £13.50) + booking fees – online tickets at http://thesubwaystickets.sandbag.uk.com