MUSIC NEWS: The Subways Release New Single ‘Black Wax’

Photo Credit: Laura Lewis

The Subways have released their new single Black Wax, taken from their forthcoming fifth album Uncertain Joys.

“Caught mid-wintertime during the pandemic, hibernating in the warmth of the band’s studio, I’d indulge in days’ worth of spinning my favourite artists’ records on my turntable. Following one particularly beautiful session, I felt compelled to express my gratitude for music itself. Not just the inspiration my favourite artists offer me as a songwriter, but all the various aspects music holistically offers us as people: the respite, the sense of belonging and being understood (and thus the validation), but also the mere aesthetic pleasure of the space between our ears being tended to,” says vocalist Billy Lunn.

“Given that our first ever gig was on the hallowed stage of The Square in Harlow, which, following over a decade of Tory rule is now resigned to rubble, it felt only right to record my guitar parts with the guitar that had been built from the wood lifted from The Square’s bar. This guitar, built by local legend Murray Torkildsen, was lent to me by a very good friend, Adam Smith, who fought so hard to save The Square in its final days. It’s no coincidence that his handle online is Black Wax. Long live The Square. Long live music.”

Like what you hear? You can stream/download Black Wax HERE.

The Subways new album Uncertain Joys is set for release on 13th January 2023 via Alcopop! Records and is available to pre-order now.

January 2023 

Thu 26th – MANCHESTER, UK – Gorilla
Fri 27th – STOKE, UK – Sugarmill
Sat 28th – SUNDERLAND, UK – Independent
Sun 29th – GLASGOW – King Tuts

February 2023

Wed 1st – CARDIFF, UK – Clwd Ifor Bach
Thu 2nd – LONDON, UK – Scala
Fri 3rd – BRIGHTON, UK – Chalk
Sat 4th – CAMBRIDGE, UK – Mash

Tickets are available now.

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