Young For Eternity





Who likes filling out surveys? Everyone! So here's a little checklist for you. Like your bands young? Check. Power trios? Check again. Inter-band love? And again. Welsh? Make that four out of four. The brother duo of frontman/guitarist Billy Lunn and drummer Josh Morgan (yes, trust us, they're brothers) and bass playing cutie (and girlfriend of Billy) Charlotte Cooper of newbies The Subways have the UK all hot and bothered. For the most part, the trio is a new school grunge act, a la current UK faves Nine Black Alps, but they also mix in some more jangly moments along the lines of the less manic Vines tunes. Whether that is just the charm of Lunn's varied songwriting skills or the input of album producer and ex-Lightning Seed Ian Broudie has yet to be determined. But what has been determined is this: these kids rock. Young For Eternity is filled will many magical moments, the likes of which can only be found in the passion of youngsters rocking with all their might and with the belief that they will, indeed, be young for eternity. "Rock & Roll Queen" is made for singing to yourself in front of the mirror, replete with all the sneering and air guitar flourishes inherent; debut single "Oh Yeah" (sharing a title with fellow young rockers [at the time] and label mates Ash) is a slice of shouty rock pie, one tailor-made for cranking to 11; "City Pavement", for which their imprint on Infectious is named, is reminiscent of The Vines, pre-McDonald's-induced lethargy; and UK album closer "Sometimes" (the US version throws in the bonus track "Encore at 1AM"; hooray!) will make you shout the "na na nas" at the top of your voice. Looking for rock record to play as loudly as possible and to sing along to unabashedly? There's your fifth check.

The Subways
Sire/London/Rhino

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Young For Eternity