Tides turn from indie to pop
“[i]It’s a party/And don’t you know it don’t get much better![/i]” (‘[b]It’s a Party[/b]’). No-one’s saying [a]The Subways[/a] haven’t pioneered a new paradigm for the punk-rock genre, but after two albums treading water in the tricky oceans of landfill indie, the tides are turning. Single ‘[b]We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time[/b]’, which should – in a dearth of cheap, blistering, recession-ready pop-rants – be absolutely zeitgeist-bothering is just more 10-a-penny tedium from Welwyn Garden City’s rock’n’roll quacks. The absence of irony is almost commendable, but ultimately you have to wonder who keeps inviting them to all these parties.