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Back in 2005, with an average age of just 17, Billy, Charlotte and Josh crashed onto the international music scene with their, now cult, debut album Young For Eternity and rock-club floor filler ‘Rock & Roll Queen’. NME proclaiming them “The sexiest thing to sweep rock n roll off it’s feet in years!”. Their sophomore album, ‘All Or Nothing’ (2008), was recorded in LA with Nirvana/ Smashing Pumpkins producer Butch Vig and is “Buoyed with emotional heft and supernova guitar riffs, wired around a maturing song craft, The recent split of singer guitarist Billy Lunn and bassist Charlotte Cooper has made for some inspirational writing(MOJO). The tracks written around the time Billy was battling to save his voice by undergoing surgery to remove nodules from his vocal chords. Money And Celebrity followed in 2011 with the band working with Blur/Smiths producer Stephen Street on this insanely catchy pop-rock record full of “brilliantly anarchic punk-pop vignettes; each being a big musical finger that sticks it to financial greed, the mediocre mainstream and the fame fetishists” (ROCKSOUND) such as lead single ‘We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time’.

As the band approach the tenth anniversary of the release of their debut gold selling album, Album 4 finds the band energized, focused and battle-ready’ (Q-MAGAZINE). The band have decided to refocus on what is at the core of The Subways sound. Indeed, Billy Lunn, the band’s lead singer and guitarist notes the new self- titled album is “100% The Subways, it’s all us, we wrote, produced, and mixed the album ourselves.“ KERRANG! magazine have described the result as “Near-perfect, punk-spirited Noise!” The new album is set for release in February 2015.

Live The Subways are truly one of the most exciting bands on the current touring circuit, thrilling crowds with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances. Firm summer festival favourites, they have graced the main stages of over 100 international festivals. Whether in front of 100 people or 250,000 the band always deliver a high octane and thoroughly entertaining set. Stage diving, circle pits and crowd surfing themselves the band are also know to lead the crowds in orchestrated mayhem… getting everyone to scream, sit, pogo and dance like lunatics as the band crash through their explosive set.

The Subways released their fourth studio album The Subways on the 9th February 2015. The band also embarked on a full UK headline tour with 40 European tour dates across 16 countries in February-April 2015.

Following on from the bands last studio release – Money And Celebrity – in September 2011, the new album is big in sound and energy. A full on rock record with the hooks The Subways have become famous for. The album also marks a new phase for the band. Having previously worked with legendary producers on their first three albums (Stephen Street, Butch Vig and Ian Broudie), lead singer, Billy Lunn took on full engineering, production and mixing responsibility for the album. The album is not over-thought or over produced… just direct and exciting to listen to, capturing the essence of the bands live shows.

Billy, Charlotte & Josh reach their 4th album firing on all cylinders. Still only in their twenties they have built a hardcore international following. Massive facebook stats and far reaching touring schedules a testament to how far they have come and the amount of work they have put in over the last 10 years.