Acclaimed Chubby and the Gang punks hit area theaters this winter Bedford News

Chubby and the gang.  Photo by Will Van Hoorn.
Chubby and the gang. Photo by Will Van Hoorn.

Chubby and the Gang, five London punk musicians, will be heading to the region for two shows this winter as part of a massive 40-date tour.

Concerts at Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes on November 21 and Esquires in Bedford on November 26 will give fans a chance to finally see why the band has become one of the most exciting and talked about punk bands in the past. year.

Led by Charlie Manning, a former taxi driver who now also works as an electrician, Chubby and the Gang has led a group of bands from a new wave of British hardcore.

Their 2020 debut, Speed ​​Kills, was one of the critical surprises of the year thanks to its incredibly fun concoction of hardcore, pub rock, doo wop and blues.

It was produced by Jonah Falco and boasts songs of deep substance and political awareness with a precise sense of time and place.

He received a review from 8.0 Pitchfork, Stereogum praised his “massive bar gang choirs, power chords at breakneck tempos, rock spelled RAWK and visceral gratification”, while The Guardian declared them “the new one.” most vital band in British punk ”.

They recently released a new single Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice which is part of double A-side 7 “on May 28 via Partisan which will also feature the new track Life’s Lemons.

Speaking of the track, frontman Manning said, “I wrote this song about social inequality.

“Not mine but the people I saw around me.

“I feel like the whole premise of poverty is presented as 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 favor.

“Being constantly struck by lightning and being told it will never happen again.

“I remember witnessing someone’s phone voice where they had to change their voice when doing business or applying for a job so that they didn’t appear to be of a lower class.

“I wrote the last verse about it because it disgusted me that in a system supposedly created on meritocracy, a human being has to change identity to try to shake off unemployment.

“I had very few jobs that required me to be interviewed.

“Nobody really cares who you are when driving a minicab or laying cables, so I’m lucky that way. But a lot of people are not.

Lightning Don’t Strike Twice and Life’s Lemons will appear on the band’s highly anticipated second album due out later this year.

November 4 | Woking – Burning Bird

November 5 | Bournemouth – Anvil

November 6 | Coventry – Central Library

November 7 | Saint Albans – The Horn

November 8 | Hull – The polar bear

November 10 | Hebden Bridge – Trades Club

November 11 | Stoke – The Sugarmill

November 12th | Blackpool – Bootleg Social

November 13 | Edinburgh – Mash House

November 14th | Aberdeen – Café Drummond

November 16 | Sunderland – Independent

November 17 | Huddersfield – Parish

November 18 | Liverpool – Jimmy’s

November 19 | Sheffield – Delicious Clam

November 20 | Sheffield – Delicious Clam

November 21 | Milton Keynes – Mad Weapons

November 23 | Exeter – Cavern Club

November 24 | Southampton – Joiners

November 25 | Oxford – The Bullingdon

November 26th | Bedford – Esquires

November 27 | Cambridge – Portland Arm

November 28 | Southend – Chinnery’s

November 30 | Tunbridge Wells – Forum

December 1 | Margate – Elsewhere

December 2 | Dover – Booking room

December 3 | Portsmouth – Studio Guildhall

December 4 | Brighton – Green Door Store

Dec 5 | Norwich – Studio by the water

December 6 | Nottingham – Bodega

Dec 8 | Birmingham – Castle and Falcon

Dec 9 | Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall

Dec 10 | Newcastle – Think Tank

Dec 11 | Glasgow – King Tuts

Dec 12 | Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach

Dec 14 | Manchester – YES

Dec 15 | London – Scala

December 17 | Bristol – Exchange

Dec 18 | Dublin – The Workers’ Club

December 19 | Belfast – Voodoo

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