Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (& Free)

Posted in Music
By Sam Bathe on 8 Apr 2008

After a couple of years out of action, The Subways are back. Though it was far from a choice break. Diagnosed in 2006 with nodules on his vocal chords, lead singer Billy Lunn was forced to take a back seat and after an operation to cure the problem, couldn’t speak for a couple of weeks and sing for a few months beyond. Thankfully, all is now well, and boasting a more powerful voice than ever before, Lunn and co.’s comeback single is an even more raucous affair than their debut album ‘Young for Eternity’.

Ahead of their second studio album ‘All or Nothing’, The Subways’ first return to action comes in the form of three minute stormer ‘Girls & Boys’ and to thank fans for all their support, the band are giving it away for free through their website.

Mixing hard riffs and glamorous wandering harmonies before a spine-tingling introduction to each chorus, ‘Girls & Boys’ arguably tops even The Subways’ hit singles ‘Oh Yeah’ and ‘Rock & Roll Queen’ backing up the band’s confidence that they’ve trumped their debut LP.

You can download ‘Girls & Boys’ for free from www.thesubways.net

And The Subways will also storm our forthcoming issue as we chat to the band about their new record and the long road to recovery. Due late May/early June.

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