The Rundown: The Subways, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire,England, feature brothers Billy Lunn (guitar/vocals) and Josh Morgan (drums), along with bassist Charlotte Cooper. This rock and roll band has elements of Punk and Pop, but not enough to classify them as anything other than straight-up Rock. The trio have released three albums; their debut album, Young For Eternity, was relased in 2005 and peaked at #32 on the UK Music charts. In 2008, The Subways released their second album, All or Nothing, which peaked at #17 on the UK Music charts and #18 in Germany. In September of 2011, The Subways will release their third album, Money and Celebrity.
Originally named Mustardseed, then Platypus, and finally The Subways, the band began by playing Nirvana and punk covers at local venues in Essex. Bucking the system, the Subways bought their own recording equipment and began to record themselves. The Subways sent one of their recorded CDs to local talent scout Michael Eavis, who gave them their big break.
The Subways, though relatively unknown in the US, have a fairly large following, but that isn’t enough for me. I want this band to be heard. They have some amazing songs, and at times you can absolutely hear the Nirvana influence in their music, especially in the song Rock and Roll Queen. Some of the other songs that you might enjoy by The Subways are Shake! Shake!, Mary, Girls and Boys, and my personal favorite, Oh Yeah.
Oh Yeah Starts off with a drum beat, and as everyone knows, a song starting off with a drum beat is about to get loud. Soon thereafter the guitar and bass join in the fun, with a loud, distorted, but short intro. The verses ensue with alternating distorted, clean, and no guitar. This is a great song to listen to loudly. The chorus is catchy and quick, and Billy’s vocals are quick, but drawn out (which makes no sense until you hear the song), and every now and then you can hear a slight gravel to his voice, which is a nice touch.
If you like rock music, loud music, or semi-punk/pop music, this is the band for you. The Subways are a great band, they will keep you on your toes and keep you movin’ and shakin’. You won’t be disappointed. You have the MarsBands.com guarantee.