Translucent orange coloured vinyl LP, housed inside a single sleeve jacket and printed inner sleeve.
West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang are balanced by two energies – a casual “fuck it” on one side, an active “fuck off” on the other. For every moment of punk imperfection, there’s an intricate flurry of detail. For every enraged statement about modern life as war, there’s a lyric like “Hello heartbreak, my old friend” that catches you off guard.
Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene (The Chisel, Big Cheese and more), Chubby and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick- of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalised.
Fronted by Charlie Manning Walker (aka Chubby Charles) and backed by Tom ‘Razor’ Hardwick, Meg Brooks Mills, Ethan Stahl and Joe McMahon (aka the Gang), the band tell stories of modern London.
The Mutt’s Nuts
It’s Me Who’ll Pay
Coming Up Tough
On The Meter
Beat That Drum
Take Me Home To London
Life On The Bayou
Someone’s Gunna Die
Getting Beat Again (Eppu Normaali)
Lightning Don’t Strike Twice
I Hate The Radio