Time goes past incredibly quickly.
The Subways released their debut album 'Young For Eternity' just over 15 years ago, three kids who wanted to take on the world.
Punk-edged indie songwriting with a dash of pop flavour, it smashed into the mainstream, an irresistible debut LP package.
The follow up took the group to California, fulfilling their dreams in the process. Working alongside Butch Vig and Billy Bush, the UK three-piece set to work on something new.
'All Or Nothing' is the sound of ambitions fulfilled, with The Subways adding an arena-crunch to their furious songwriting.
"What a dream, what an adventure," recalls Charlotte Cooper. "It was such an incredible experience to work with Butch Vig and Billy Bush. Can you imagine what that felt like to three kids who grew up on Nirvana and Garbage – I don’t think we could really believe it at the time… perhaps even more so now."
"It’s difficult to sum up briefly as I think it was a moment that had a real impact on the band, but also all of us personally. Everyone does a lot of growing up at 21 years old… we got to do that at Conway Studios in LA with one of the best producers of all time."
Newly expanded editions of 'Young For Eternity' and 'All Or Nothing' are incoming, with the original recordings being spruced up. Alongside this, The Subways have moved through the archives, supplying tonnes of bonus material for fans to gorge on.
We've grabbed some archive behind-the-scenes footage of The Subways recording alongside Butch Vig, and it's a wonderful glimpse of the three-piece at work.
Check it out now.
The Subways will play 'Young For Eternity' in full at the following shows:
Dates are as follows:
12 Newcastle O2 Academy
13 Glasgow Garage
14 Manchester Academy
19 Norwich Waterfront
20 Bristol O2 Academy
21 Portsmouth Pyramids
26 Birmingham O2 Institute
27 Nottingham Rock City
28 London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Photo Credit: Stuart Nichols
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