The Subways previewed songs from their forthcoming second album, ‘All Or Nothing’, at the Concorde 2 venue in Brighton last night (May 17).
The show was part of The Great Escape festival, for which hundreds of bands played across the city’s venues from May 16-18.
The band played six songs destined for the album, including ‘Kalifornia’ and ‘Shake Shake’.
Singer/guitarist Billy Lunn was in frenetic form, arriving on stage topless and diving into the crowd during set closer ‘Rock And Roll Queen’.
The crowd responded well to the news songs, which showcase a continuation of the band’s punky, melodic pop-rock.
Lunn, too, seemed pleased with the show. “It was amazing,” he told NME.COM after leaving the stage. “It’s really good because we wrote a lot of the songs on tour and have been playing some of them for a couple of years now.
“A lot of people know the lyrics already and we’re really excited about this new album. Being on tour, we had the chance to meet so many different people and see different cultures and cities and we drew on this.
“We learned so much about ourselves in the process, when we made [first album] ‘Youth For Eternity’ we were just kids.”
The Subways played:
‘I Wanna Hear What You’ve Got To Say’
‘Girls And Boys’
‘Rock And Roll Queen’