UK Indie Favorites THE SUBWAYS Announce New Album ‘Uncertain Joys’ Out January 2023

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UK Indie/Punk Favorites THE SUBWAYS Announce New Album ‘Uncertain Joys’ Out January 2023

“Love Waiting On You” The New Single Off Band’s First New Album In 7 Years is Now Streaming

UK Tour Dates Announced

“Featuring an earworm of a riff, the track sees the band draw from more rudimentary rock influences and is completed by some squeaky-clean production, taking the group in the stadium rock direction that they’ve always teased, even on 2005’s Young for Eternity.”- Far Out Magazine

“bubbly, youthful guitar-pop”- Stereoboard

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UK alternative rock band The Subways have unveiled a new single “Love Waiting On You,” off the trio’s long awaited album, due out this fall.

‘Uncertain Joys’ (set for release on January 13, 2023 via Bodan Kuma/ Alcopop! Records) is the band’s first album in 7 years, and was produced by frontman Billy Lunn, mixed by Grammy Award-winning Adrian Bushby, and mastered by Katie Tavini.

Stream “Love Waiting On You” here:

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Pre-order the new album ‘Uncertain Joys’ here:

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The song follows the recent release of the album’s first single “You Kill My Cool.”

Lunn says, “Love Waiting On You is about the tension between desperately wanting to be with the one you desire and yet also relishing the suspense in being kept from them. From the confines of my bed on tour (or in my rooms at uni), I would yearn for the love of my life, waiting for her messages to ping on my phone, hoping to hear her voice at the end of the line, desperate to feel her touch. Caught in those moments, there was a joyful pain that made seeing her again unimaginably beautiful. Still, there was something wild and ecstatic about missing her so much.”

The Subways will be touring the UK this fall. Tickets are on sale now.

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‘Uncertain Joys’ tracklist:

1. You Kill My Cool
2. Love Waiting On You
3. Uncertain Joys
4. Incantation
5. Black Wax
6. Lavender Amelie
7. Fight
8. Influencer Killed The Rock Star
9. Swanky Al
10. The Devil and Me
11. Joli Coeur
12. Futures
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Upcoming Tour Dates + Festival Appearances:

July 21st – Hertfordshire – STANDON CALLING FESTIVAL (UK)

July 22nd – Oxford – TRUCK FESTIVAL (UK)

July 23rd – Skipton – GATEWAYS FESTIVAL (UK)

August 18th – GAMPEL OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (CZ)

August 20th – CZECH REPUBLIC BRNO TRUTNOFF OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (CZ)

August 27th – SOUTHSEA VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL (UK)

Sep/Oct 2022 UK Headline Tour Dates:

September 21st – Sunderland – Independent (UK)

September 22nd – Glasgow – King Tuts (UK)

September 23rd – Stoke – The Sugarmill (UK)

September 24th – Manchester – O2 Ritz (UK)

September 29th – London – Electric Ballroom (UK)

September 30th – Brighton – Chalk (UK)

October 1st – Cambridge – Mash (UK)

October 2nd – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (UK)

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THE SUBWAYS remain one of the most exciting live bands on the current touring circuit, thrilling crowds with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances.

Back in 2005, with an average age of just 18, Billy, Charlotte and Josh crashed onto the international music scene with their debut album ‘YOUNG FOR ETERNITY’, and their rock-club floor-filling single ‘ROCK & ROLL QUEEN’. The NME proclaimed them “The sexiest thing to sweep rock n roll off its feet in years!”. An appearance on American smash teen drama THE OC and in Guy Ritchie’s London Gangster flick ‘RocknRolla’ has helped make the track a Spotify Rock Playlist mainstay. https://open.spotify.com/artist/4BntNFyiN3VGG4hhRRZt9d

The band have released four albums to date. Their sophomore, ‘ALL OR NOTHING’ (2008), was recorded in LA with heavyweight producer Butch Vig and, is “Buoyed with emotional heft and supernova guitar riffs, wired around a maturing song craft” (MOJO). The tracks were written at a time when Billy was battling to save his voice following surgery to remove nodules from his vocal cords. ‘MONEY AND CELEBRITY’ followed in 2011, filled with “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) and included the Radio 1 A-listed single ‘WE DON’T NEED MONEY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME’. Their self-titled 4th album saw the emergence of singer and songwriter Billy Lunn as a producer, as he took control of engineering and mixing duties and is “On Par with the best things they have ever written… and finds the band energized, focused and battle-ready” Q Magazine.

The global pandemic, though cutting short their 40+ date international ‘Young For Eternity Anniversary Tour’, has kept Billy busy in his newly-established Hertfordshire studio, with Charlotte and Josh in their respective homes focused on remotely recording Album 5. Makeshift under-stair vocal booths were constructed, and the album is now ready for a 2023 release alongside plenty of touring (https://www.thesubways.net/gigs).

In April 2021 the band signed to ‘Alcopop’ and released the politically-charged, Black-Lives-Matter-inspired single “Fight”, which they describe as “a letter in two parts: a gesture of solidarity with the Black community and communities of colour as they face their daily oppression at the hands of systemic racism, and a wake-up-call to the white community that such oppressions do in fact exist, and that we must acknowledge these oppressions and fight alongside marginalised communities as allies.”

Sadly, in October 2020, after completing drum contributions for the upcoming 5th album, drummer and founding band member Josh Morgan left the band. (Full story here: https://www.thesubways.net/single-post/josh-leaves-the-subways). The Subways quickly added drummer Camille Phillips (previously of The Ramonas [http://www.ramonas.co.uk] to the band lineup for the rescheduled 2021 ‘Young For Eternity’ Anniversary tour dates, on which she was very warmly welcomed and received by the band’s devoted fanbase. In January 2022, she was happily announced as The Subways’ new permanent drummer.

It is indeed live where the band hit another level. Firm summer festival favourites, they have graced the stages of over 100 international festivals (including, notably, Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, the main stages at Reading & Leeds, Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring, Hurricane, Southside, and Rock En Seine) but whether in front of 100 people or 250,000, the band always deliver a high octane, thoroughly entertaining set…

“We will rock till we drop, as there is nothing more exciting for us than being on tour. The greatest drug in the world is seeing people screaming the words and dancing to the songs you’ve written. To get up onstage and to play rock and roll every day, to visit new towns, new cities, new countries, new continents and to make new friends along the way, it’s the most amazing experience we’ve ever felt!”

The Subways are Billy Lunn, Charlotte Cooper, and Camille Phillips.

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