‘Speed Kills’, the blistering debut album from rising London punk five piece CHUBBY AND THE GANG has been reissued via Partisan Records, and is available physically and digitally now.
Chubby and the Gang have recently announced their signing to Partisan Records (Fontaines DC, Laura Marling, Fela Kuti, IDLES) and shared a new song ‘Union Dues‘, originally written/recorded alongside their acclaimed 2020 debut LP Speed Kills. In addition, the group has shared a new Looney Tunes-meets-West London video for Speed Kills highlight ‘All Along the Uxbridge Road‘. Eagle-eyed viewers will clock famed West London venue Bush Hall in the video and the band are thrilled today to announce a live show there for May 15th 2021. Listen/watch below and feel free to share.
Listen to ‘Union Dues’ here: https://youtu.be/uG_Ty8_oyls
Watch the ‘All Along The Uxbridge Road’ video (dir. by Lluis Fuzzhound) here: https://youtu.be/xRgP_vca1Po
Fronted by local electrician Charlie Manning, Chubby and the Gang have been leading a pack of bands coming out of a new wave of British Hardcore. Underneath an unrelentingly fun concoction of hardcore, pub rock, doo wop, and blues, Speed Kills boasts songs of deep substance and political conscience with a precise sense of time and place. Produced by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up, it has also proved to be one of this year’s surprise critical hits. It received an 8.0 Pitchfork review, Stereogum praised its “massive barroom gang choruses, power chords at breakneck tempos, rock spelled R-A-W-K and visceral gratification,” and Paste went as far as to call it the “the best punk-pop LP in recent memory”.
Speed Kills has been digitally & physically reissued and re-released via Partisan. The album was remastered for vinyl at West London’s Metropolis Studios. The standard edition will be available on yellow vinyl and include a cartoon sticker sheet. There will also be a limited-edition version that includes a black-and-white colour-in sleeve with crayons.
Chubby and the Gang will return with a new album in 2021 – more details on that coming shortly.
Chubby and the Gang – Speed Kills reissue // Partisan Records – Out Now (Digital/Physical)