MUSIC NEWS: Chubby And The Gang Return With New Music & UK/Ireland Tour

Photo Credit: Mike Palmer 

Chubby and the Gang are back with a video for their brand new single Lightning Don’t Strike Twice. The single will also be released as a double A-side 7″ on 28th May 2021 via Partisan, alongside another new track entitled Life’s Lemons – both tracks will feature on the band’s upcoming sophomore album, details of which will be revealed soon. 

“I wrote this song about social inequality,” frontman Charlie ‘Chubby’ Manning explains of Lightning Don’t Strike Twice.Not mine but the people I saw around me. I feel like the whole premise of poverty is presented like this game in which if you play your cards right you can escape. In reality it’s more like playing a game of dice when they’re loaded against your favour. Constantly being struck by lightning and being told that it will never happen again. I remember witnessing someone’s telephone voice where they had to change their voice when conducting business or applying for jobs so they don’t come across as if they are from a lower class.

“I wrote the last verse about that because it disgusted me that in a system supposedly created on meritocracy a human being has to change their identity to try and shake unemployment. I’ve had very few jobs that required me to go for an interview. No one really cares who you are when you drive a minicab or lay out cables so I’m lucky in that sense. But many people aren’t.”

Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase Lightning Don’t Strike Twice and pre-order the double A-side 7″ HERE.

Chubby and the Gang have also announced a huge 40-date UK/Ireland headline tour, see them live at one of the following dates:

November 2021

Thu 4th – WOKING – Fiery Bird
Fri 5th – BOURNEMOUTH – Anvil 
Sat 6th – COVENTRY – Central Library 
Sun 7th – ST ALBANS – The Horn 
Mon 8th – HULL – The Polar Bear
Wed 10th – HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club
Thu 11th – STOKE – The Sugarmill 
Fri 12th – BLACKPOOL – Bootleg Social 
Sat 13th – EDINBURGH – Mash House 
Sun 14th – ABERDEEN – Café Drummond
Tue 16th – SUNDERLAND – Independent 
Wed 17th – HUDDERSFIELD – Parish 
Thu 18th – LIVERPOOL – Jimmy’s 
Fri 19th – SHEFFIELD – Delicious Clam 
Sat 20th – SHEFFIELD – Delicious Clam 
Sun 21st – MILTON KEYNES – Craufurd Arms 
Tue 23rd – EXETER – Cavern Club 
Wed 24th – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
Thu 25th – OXFORD – The Bullingdon 
Fri 26th – BEDFORD – Esquires 
Sat 27th – CAMBRIDGE – Portland Arms 
Sun 28th – SOUTHEND – Chinnery’s 
Tue 30th – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Forum 

December 2021

Wed 1st – MARGATE – Elsewhere 
Thu 2nd – DOVER – Booking Hall 
Fri 3rd – PORTSMOUTH – Guildhall Studio
Sat 4th – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store 
Sun 5th – NORWICH – Waterfront Studio 
Mon 6th – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega 
Wed 8th – BIRMINGHAM – Castle & Falcon 
Thu 9th – LEEDS – Belgrave Music Hall 
Fri 10th – NEWCASTLE – Think Tank 
Sat 11th – GLASGOW – King Tuts 
Sun 12th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 14th – MANCHESTER – YES 
Wed 15th – LONDON – Scala 
Fri 17th – BRISTOL – Exchange 
Sat 18th – DUBLIN – The Workman’s Club 
Sun 19th – BELFAST – Voodoo

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