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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Punk Survivors UK Subs Set To Play Debut Album In Full @ Hope & Ruin In Brighton

It's the fortieth anniversary of the UK Subs seminal debut album, Another Kind of Blues, and the band announced this month that they will be playing it in full when they visit the Hope & Ruin, in Brighton, this Sunday.

Hailed, in one weekly music bible, as 'a near perfect slice of good time high energy punk', Another Kind Of Blues was the first of twenty-six official albums, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. Their most recent, Ziezo, was released in 2016.  

Singer, and original member, Charlie Harper told 

"My memory's never been that good, so I thought it'd be easier to memorise the order albums came in."  

But he was determined to make it to Ziezo:

"I was determined. I'd get sick, and think I'd better start taking it easy, but I was determined. And there's probably as many unofficial albums as there are official."

For the Brighton gig they will be supported by the city's very own, 40 Shillings on the Drum, who last year supported the Subs at Lewes Con Club, where they were described by The Brighton And Hove News as being: 

'An interesting mix of styles with somewhat punk lyrics and a definite heavy metal influence on guitar. 

'They had a large following in the room and went down well with the local crowd.' 

40 Shillings on the Drum are playing the gig as part of their Mean Streets tour - named after their current single Mean Streets (Born In the Same Gutter), which has been described by the Indie Buddie as:  

'A swift slap of alternative rock smothered in dark riffs and a theatrical rawness. Eerie guitars jaggedly slice and shred through the track with relentless stamina while a punchy rhythm creates a buoyant meaty foundation for them to ricochet and soar off. 

'The track is a robust brawny effort from 40 Shillings on the Drum with a substantial rock backbone that will have a mosh pit going wild .. '

So, along with Josh Dean and Fozzy Foz Foster, it's gonna be an evening not to be missed.

UK Subs - 40 Shillings on the Drum - Josh Dean - Fozzy Foz Foster at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, on Sunday 12th May 2019. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £15 adv. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley


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