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 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.
New album MONEY AND CELEBRITY 19 September 2011
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
The Subways recording new album. Main man Billy Lunn has let fans know via their Facebook page that the band are currently recorning their new album. He said: “We’re in the studio recording our third album RIGHT NOW! It’s going brilliantly, and we can’t wait for you guys to hear these songs. I’m literaly about to go into the vocal booth to record vocals for song number six. Next year should be really special!” It will be their first new music since 2008 when they released album ‘All or Nothing’. The band have not been playing too much this year either apart from a performance at Hevy Festival at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent back in August.
Twin Atlantic join 2000trees Festival . Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit, Errors, Twin Atlantic, Sonic Boom Six and Left Side Brain will all perform on the Tree House (main stage) at this year’s 2000trees Festival. Goldheart Assembly, Sparrow & the Workshop, Emily Breeze and Urusen have been confirmed for the Leaf Lounge (second stage). They join headliners Frank Turner and The Subways, Metronomy, Bombay Bicycle Club, 65 Days of Static and around 60 other acts at the festival, which takes place at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham on 16th – 17th July. Featuring two full days of live music, plus the headphone disco, DJs, comedy and campfire sing-a-longs to keep the party spirit going till dawn, 2000trees is the perfect place to discover your new favourite band. And you can listen to all confirmed acts via links on the 2000trees Festival line-up page at Promoting the finest homegrown talent emerging from the vibrant British music scene, 2000trees is the perfect place to unearth tomorrow’s stars today. With an eclectic line-up spanning many musical genres, this intimate and friendly festival has become a haven for music fans. Rising stars play alongside more established acts to create an inspiring, chilled out, fun festival of good music and great atmosphere, set within the stunning Cotswolds countryside. 2000trees is also one of the greenest festivals, winning the national ‘A Greener Festival Award’ in 2008 and achieving 90% recycling at last year’s festival.
The Subways to headline 2000trees Festival. Post-grunge punk rockers The Subways will headline this summer’s 2000trees festival, organisers revealed today. Last year the British trio were the main support for AC/DC’s stadium shows at Wembley Stadium and Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Before that they turned two years on the road touring with the likes of Foo Fighters and Oasis, and a potentially career-ending throat ailment, into their edgier second album All Or Nothing. Their debut album, Young for Eternity, was released in the UK in June 2005 and included four Top 40 British singles. The album’s most popular track, “Rock & Roll Queen,” went gold in the US. The Subways join folk-punk hero Frank Turner as headliners at this summer’s 2000trees Festival, taking place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, on 16th – 17th July. Other acts confirmed include experimental rock outfit 65daysofstatic, local (GLOS) heroes Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, The Dawn Chorus, Chris TT, Roundstone, The Tailors, Ben Marwood and popular folk singer Dan Heaver – returning for his fourth year in a row. The previous years have seen unforgettable performances from Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Art Brut, Slow Club, Future Of The Left, Beans On Toast, The Duke Spirit, The Ghost of a Thousand, Danananaykroyd, These New Puritans, Red Light Company and Wild Beasts to name just a few.
After an incredible 2008 including a debut album, two full headline tours and tours with Idlewild, Los Campesinos, Young Knives, Blood Red Shoes, The Subways, Forward Russia and the Futureheads, including appearances at SXSW, The Great Escape, Lounge on the Farm, Truck, Lovebox, Lattitude, Standon Calling, Hurricane & Southside (Germany), T in the Park, Summersonic (Japan), Reading and Leeds, CMJ (Fader Party NYC) Offset and Sugarhill festivals… Johnny Foreigner start the onslaught all over again (as if they ever stopped). 2009 has already seen the band tour Europe, record their second album with producer extraordinaire Alex Newport (Death Cab, Rival Schools, At the Drive In, The Mars Volta) in NYC and a UK tour with Hundred Reasons. All this and it’s only April,new Single ‘Feels Like Summer’ to be release in June. The London show on 18th May will be an invite-only fan show at the soon-to-be-opened Flowerpot in Kentish Town. The drinking establishment/venue has been set up by the guys behind Nambucca/FROG, opening on the 1st May, and throughout the month they’re putting on 30 free gigs! See http://www.myspace.com/flowerpotlondon for more details. More info on how to get invited coming very soon!
And support on the ‘FEELS LIKE SUMMER’ TOUR comes from the wonderful Calories, Tubelord, Copy Haho amongst others.
07 – Sheffield, Fuzz Club + Tubelord
08 – Derby, Rockhouse + Tubelord
09 – Hull, Club NME @ Welly + Tubelord
11 – Bristol, Cooler + Tubelord + Oxygen Thief
12 – Southampton, Joiners + Calories + Copy Haho
13 – Birmingham, Victoria + Calories + Copy Haho
14 – Kingston, New Slang + Supertennis + Youves
15 – Leicester, Sumo + Tubelord +Copy Haho
16 – Brighton, The Great Escape
17 – Manchester, The Deaf Institute + Calories + Copy Haho
18 – Flowerpot, Kentish Town, London
20 – Sound City @ Barfly, Liverpool w/ Hot Club De Paris + Tubelord + Calories
21 – York, Fibbers + Calories + Copy Haho
22 – Wakefield, Escobar + Copy Haho
23 – Newport, Meze Lounge + Calories + Copy Haho
24 – Northampton, Roadmenders 3 + Calories + Copy Haho