TOUR NEWS : Chubby And The Gang: come to GLASGOW this December

CHUBBY AND THE GANG

LINE UP MAMMOTH 40-DATE UK & IRELAND TOUR

LISTEN TO SINGLE ‘I HATE THE RADIO’

TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM, THE MUTT’S NUTS,
OUT NOW ON PARTISAN RECORDS

Chubby and the Gang have confirmed a massive run of UK and IE tour dates later this year.

The dates come as the band prepare to tour – The Mutt’s Nuts – their rave-reviewed second album, out now on Partisan. 

The West London 5-piece recently shared a new track from their new album: ‘I Hate the Radio’, which takes the band’s raucous punk energy and injects it with all the hallmarks of a bittersweet 60s pop classic. The song is accompanied by a music video directed/shot by Molly Manning Walker and edited by Lesley Manning, sister and mother respectively to Chubby and the Gang’s lead singer Charlie Manning Walker

As Charlie elaborates on the meaning of ‘I Hate The Radio’:

 “This song is about when you finish a relationship with someone but you have a certain association between them and a song, and then that song comes on the radio. It’s like, ‘man, I never want to hear this song again!’ and then of course you get in the car and it comes on.”

New album The Mutt’s Nuts was produced by Jonah Falco of F**ked Up, and features Charlie backed by Tom ‘Razor’ HardwickMeg Brooks MillsEthan Stahl, and Joe McMahon (aka the Gang). Charlie has lived in west London all his life and works full-time as an electrician, and most of the band also work trade or artisan jobs. As a result, the songs are inherently political, rather than political by design. Alongside classic rock and roll themes of love and loss, the lyrics are rooted in worker’s rights, inequality, police brutality, government failure and gentrification – issues that are built into the fabric of the UK, and magnified in the English capital.

The band has previously shared other album highlights ‘Coming Up Tough‘, ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice‘, and ‘Life’s Lemons‘ – the latter two of which were released this spring as part of a double A-side 7”.

 

Of Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’, frontman Charlie ‘Chubby’ 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 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.”

Fronted by Manning (a former cabbie who now also works as an electrician), Chubby and the Gang have been leading a pack of bands coming out of a new wave of British Hardcore. Speed Kills was one of the critical surprises of the year thanks to its unrelentingly fun concoction of hardcore, pub rock, doo wop, and blues. The album was produced by Jonah Falco of F**ked Up, and boasts songs of deep substance and political conscience with a precise sense of time and place. It received an 8.0 Pitchfork reviewStereogum praised its “massive barroom gang choruses, power chords at breakneck tempos, rock spelled R-A-W-K and visceral gratification,” while The Guardian declared them “UK punk’s most vital new band” and NME called them “the scene’s clear front-runners” and Speed Kills “a thrilling white-knuckle ride through multiple flavours of hardcore punk”.

With both Speed Kills and The Mutts Nuts now in the canon, the band will be touring them with a major tour of the UK and Ireland through November and December. Offering a chance for many to finally see just why they’ve become one of the most exciting and talked-about punk bands in the world over the past year, fans can catch them at the following dates:

CHUBBY AND THE GANG 

UK/IE Tour Dates:
 

Nov 4th | Woking – Fiery Bird
Nov 5th | Bournemouth – Anvil
Nov 6th | Coventry – Central Library
Nov 7th | St. Albans – The Horn
Nov 8th | Hull – The Polar Bear
Nov 10th | Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
Nov 11th | Stoke – The Sugarmill
Nov 12th | Blackpool – Bootleg Social
Nov 13th | Edinburgh – Mash House
Nov 14th | Aberdeen – Café Drummond

Nov 16th | Sunderland – Independent

Nov 17th | Huddersfield – Parish
Nov 18th | Liverpool – Jimmy’s
Nov 19th | Sheffield – Delicious Clam
Nov 20th | Sheffield – Delicious Clam
Nov 21st | Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms
Nov 23rd | Exeter – Cavern Club
Nov 24th | Southampton – Joiners
Nov 25th | Oxford – The Bullingdon
Nov 26th | Bedford – Esquires
Nov 27th | Cambridge – Portland Arms
Nov 28th | Southend – Chinnery’s
Nov 30th | Tunbridge Wells – Forum
Dec 1st | Margate – Elsewhere
Dec 2nd | Dover – Booking Hall
Dec 3rd | Portsmouth – Guildhall Studio
Dec 4th | Brighton – Green Door Store
Dec 5th | Norwich – Waterfront Studio
Dec 6th | Nottingham – Bodega
Dec 8th | Birmingham – Castle & Falcon
Dec 9th | Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall
Dec 10th | Newcastle – Think Tank
Dec 11th | Glasgow – King Tuts
Dec 12th | Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 14th | Manchester – YES
Dec 15th | London – Scala
Dec 17th | Bristol – Exchange
Dec 18th | Dublin – The Workman’s Club
Dec 19th | Belfast – Voodoo

TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE: 

https://www.chubbyandthegang.com/tour

CHUBBY AND THE GANG – THE MUTT’S NUTS – OUT NOW ON PARTISAN RECORDS

Tracklist:

  1. The Mutt’s Nuts
  2. It’s Me Who’ll Pay
  3. Coming Up Tough
  4. On The Meter
  5. Beat That Drum
  6. Pressure
  7. Take Me Home To London
  8. Life On The Bayou
  9. White Rags
  10. Overachiever
  11. Someone’s Gunna Die
  12. Getting Beat Again (Eppu Normaali)
  13. Life’s Lemons
  14. Lightning Don’t Strike Twice
  15. I Hate The Radio

 

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