Fed up with a never-ending stream of poser bands and electronic producers hiding behind laptop screens, four guys from south of London decided to tackle the music world the only way they knew how: by working hard and proving that hard-working musicians exist. Touring relentlessly since their 2010 debut release Tales From The Doombox, Subsource have joined fans of different genres together with their universally likeable mix of punk influences and banging dance tunes.
Filling Friday night dance-floors all over the country, Subsource’s live sets combine rock instruments with rave tracks and new release Generation Doom brings six fresh songs for the band to slot in to their setlist. Molotov, the opening track, with striking similarities to Pendulum, doesn’t hold back, strong in its determination to make an impact on the listener. The Feeding explodes into a forceful dance anthem, reinforcing the band’s ethos by emphasising to the listener that we should “play whatever we want” while demonstrating their rock influences through emotive lyrics and heavy drums.
With a similar mix of dubstep, punk, and lyrics focusing on social commentary, Lay You Out could easily be mistaken for an Enter Shikari song before lead singer Stuart Henshall’s vocals kick in. It’s All A Lie steers the record towards a far rockier sound but, overall, is nothing special. It’s only when the following track Anarchy kicks in that the combination of rock and electronic music that has gained the band so many fans is shown off to its best, base and synths resonating through every verse.
Closing track Kill The Thief ends the short-but-sweet six tracks well but, despite how great Generation Doom is, here at Bring The Noise we can’t help but think the EP would sound a whole lot better live. No matter where you live, hard-working Subsource are bound to hit a town near you soon and, as good as the new record is, if you can make it to a live show, we’d seriously recommend it!
Whatever you do, turn it up loud and don’t be afraid to rock or, if you’d rather, rave.
Standout track: Molotov
For fans of: Sub Focus, Pendulum, Korn
Written by: Kathryn Black