West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang are balanced by two energies. For every moment of punk imperfection, there’s an intricate flurry of detail!
Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene, Chubby and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalised.
Through sheer force of strength, their debut album Speed Kills pummelled its way out of the local hardcore scene and across the Atlantic, where it was met with a landslide of critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.
Now, they have unleashed their brand new single ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’, which will be part of a double A-side 7” with new’un ‘Life’s Lemons’ released on 28th May via Partisan.
Cigarettes After Sex have shared “Neon Moon” a cover of the Brooks & Dunn track to end a highly successful 2018. The track is out now via Spanish Prayers. In this past year, the band played sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel/NYC, Ace + Fonda Theatre in LA. They released “Crush” 7” with “Sesame Syrup” B-Side which collectively has 20M+ streams. Self-titled debut has sold 350K+ copies worldwide and is out now via Partisan Records.
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