In 2005, Welwyn Garden City three-piece, The Subways crashed onto the UK rock scene with their, now cult, debut album 'Young For Eternity' and international party mix tape classic ‘Rock & Roll Queen’.
On the International live circuit, The Subways have been earned praise from all corners. Five consecutive years at the Reading/ Leeds festivals along with appearances at Glastonbury and T in the Park cemented their reputation as festival favourites. Having recently played to 75,000 at Rock Am Ring German they are truly becoming an international phenomenon.
In amidst such a phenomenal rise laid darker problems. Vocalist / guitarist Billy Lunn was forced to undergo surgery to cure nodules on his vocals chords in 2007, caused by the strenuous touring. Suddenly the band's very existence was in doubt. When Lunn eventually made a full recovery, The Subways headed to Los Angeles to record their second album with Butch Vig. (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth). The result, a sonically enormous, harder edged sophomore album 'All Or Nothing' which reflects the bands fight to survive. Lunn's worries and frustration about being told he may never sing again alongside the emotional impact of the break up of his and Cooper’s long term personal relationship feature throughout the album.