The Subways have shared a new B-side titled ‘Oi You Boy Bands’ as well as a video for recent single ‘You Kill My Cool’ – check them both out below.
The group announced their comeback earlier this month with “You Kill My Cool” and the news that their fifth studio album would be released later this year.
Along with the new musical news, the band also revealed that, following the departure of their founding member and drummer Josh Morgan, Camille Phillips of The Ramonas will be playing drums as a permanent member of the band’s line-up.
“‘You Kill My Cool’ was written at a time when I felt the love so strongly that I wanted to be consumed by it, to devote myself entirely to it,” frontman Billy Lunn said of the single.
Blake Claridge, director of the video – which you can watch below – added: “I’ve always wanted to do something with perpetual motion, and in the end it was a messed up slider, lots of clamps, bags of sand, a piece of rope, lots of heavy lifting, a protective mat, and the launch of a Roll Rig. I like to call it the “Drop-Cam”, but for insurance reasons I don’t think it would catch on.
Watch The Subways’ “You Kill My Cool” video and listen to the new B-side “Oi You Boy Bands” below.
With a new record to come later this year, the band are set for a series of UK tour dates in September and October. Tickets will be available here now.
The excursion includes appearances at Truck Festival, Standon Calling, High Tide Festival, Gateways Festival and Southsea Victorious. See the full list of dates below.
20 – Bremen – Schlachthof
21 – Braunschweig – Westand
23 – Hamburg – Markthalle
24 – Cologne – Kantine
25 – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
26 – Karlsruhe – Sub-stage
28 – Kronach – DIE FESTUNG ROCKT
29 – Munch – Technikumthe
June 1 – Leipzig – UT Connewitz
June 2 – Dresden – Beatpol
June 3 – Berlin – Columbiatheater
June 4 – Amsterdam – Bitterzort
July 2 – Bournemouth – HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL
July 21 – Hertfordshire – STANDON CALLING FESTIVAL
July 22 – Oxford – TRUCK FESTIVAL
July 23 – Skipton – FESTIVAL PASSERELLES
August 18 – GAMPEL OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
August 20 – CZECH REPUBLIC BRNO TRUTNOFF OPEN AIR FEST
August 27 – SOUTHSEA VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL
21 – Sunderland – Independent
22 – Glasgow – King Tuts
23 – Stoke – The sugar mill
24 – Manchester – O2 Ritz
29 – London – Electric Ballroom
30 – Brighton – Chalk
1 – Cambridge – Mash
2 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Last year, the band signed with Alcopop! Records and shared the first look at their upcoming album which will be their first since 2015’s self-titled LP, featuring the Black Lives Matter-inspired single “Fight.”
“‘Fight’ is a two-part letter: a gesture of solidarity with the black community and communities of color, as they face their daily oppression at the hands of systemic racism,” Lunn said of the track. .