Acclaimed punks Chubby and the Gang head to region’s venues this winter
The band will headline the Craufurd Arms on November 21 and Esquires on November 26 – tickets are on sale now.
London punk five-piece Chubby and the Gang will head to the region for two shows this winter as part of a mammoth 40-date tour.
Gigs at the Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes on November 21 and Esquires in Bedford on November 26 will give fans a chance to finally see just why the band has become one of the most exciting and talked-about punk bands over the past year.
Fronted by Charlie 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.
Their 2020 debut 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.
It was produced by Jonah Falco and boasts songs of deep substance and political conscience with a precise sense of time and place.
It received an 8.0 Pitchfork review, Stereogum 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”.
They recently released new single Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice which is part of double A-side 7" out on May 28th via Partisan that will also feature new track Life’s Lemons.
Speaking about 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 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.”
Both Lightning Don't Strike Twice and Life’s Lemons will appear on the band’s highly anticipated second LP which is due out later this year.
Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For more information, visit https://www.chubbyandthegang.com
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 - Craufurd 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