Album Review: Young for Eternity // The Subways

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Recently, The Subway’s eponymous debut turned 9. Nostalgic and endearing, this album is most definitely worth celebrating.

The album was a huge accomplishment for the small town Subways; they had been struggling to record prior to their introduction at Glastonbury. They were even lucky enough to have it produced by none other than Ian Broudie, front man of the Lightning Seeds. In 2007, two years after its release, Young for Eternity was certified ‘gold’- selling over 100,000 copies! 

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Some of Britain’s strongest singles to come out of the indie scene are undoubtedly located on this masterpiece. No party is complete without the ageless ‘Rock & Roll Queen’ being blared out of the iPod dock at midnight! Another invigorating toe-tapper ‘Oh Yeah’ also charted well from the album and still stands today as one of The Subway’s cult classics. However, some forgotten gems failed to be released as singles and yet these are a few of the best songs ever recorded. The heart rendering ‘Mary’ takes us through a story of a beloved mate who is always there for you ‘when there’s no one else around’.  Moreover, the excellent ‘I Want to Hear What You Have Got to Say’ remains as an inebriating listen; a track guaranteed to seal your love for The Subways. 

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Offbeat: Catfish & the Bottlemen - The ‘Riff Revival’

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Catfish and the Bottlemen are certainly not a new hype. In fact, they’ve been making a name for themselves in the indie scene for a number of years. However, there has been one recent representation of their new found glory- a sold out gig at London’s prestigious small venue, The Borderline in February. Read any review and it’s undoubtedly difficult to miss a reference to their infectious riffs.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen are one of the few bands that are successfully fortifying the ‘riff revival’. Thrilling guitars are found on every song on their set list; these foreshadow how our musical drought is soon to be flooded with a refreshing assortment of raw bands. Bands with no need to over complicate- just real, relentless rhapsody! McCann reflects this through his own plea of just wanting ‘people to remember us for our music’.             

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