The Subways are back with a bang! After going on hiatus from 2016-2019, the Hertfordshire indie punks make their return with the politically charged new single Fight. The band, now a duo, also announce their signing to Alcopop! records and tease the release of their fifth studio album for later this year. Check out the video for Fight below.
Fight will be released on Friday, April 30h, on 7″ vinyl and comes with a bunch of bundle options. The track was inspired by the Black Lives Matter marches in the summer of 2020 and penned by guitarist and vocalist Billy Lunn in just a few hours. Lunn had attended one of the marches alongside a friend who for the first time found herself capable of expressing her experience as a black woman. Lunn said:
Fight is a letter in two parts: a gesture of solidarity with the Black community and communities of colour, as they face their daily oppression at the hands of systemic racism; and it’s a wake-up-call to the white community that such oppressions do in fact exist, and that we must acknowledge these oppressions and fight alongside marginalised communities as allies.
Fight is also the first single taken from the group’s forthcoming fifth album which they recently finished recording. It also marks the departure of drummer Josh Morgan, who left the band after recording was finished. The b-side features an interview between The Subways and rock duo Nova Twings about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The band have also confirmed their rescheduled UK tour dates with Art Brut for this autumn. Remaining tickets are available here.