Exclusive Video Premiere: the Subways, ‘Good Times’
For their fourth album, U.K. trio the Subways did something they haven't done since they were just starting out almost 15 years ago: everything. While the raucous outfit quickly ascended out of their humble beginnings in Welwyn Garden City and went on to collaborate with big time producers Ian Broudie (Echo and the Bunnymen, the Fall), Stephen Street (the Smiths, Blur) and Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins) the Subways opted to record, produce and mix their latest album entirely on their own. They even named it after themselves.
The Subways dropped in February and it's rock devoid of pretense – to the point, catchy and a little dangerous. It's no wonder the trio – frontman Billy Lunn, bassist Charlotte Cooper and drummer (and Lunn's brother) Josh Morgan – have been festival favorites in Europe since they won Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Competition and played the massive show as teenagers in 2002.
Now they're set to release the Good Times Live EP recorded this year at the Open Air Gampel music festival in Switzerland. Featuring four live cuts, the EP also features the studio version of "Good Times." Pre-orders will be available next week.
The video for "Good Times," which Diffuser is proud to premiere, captures the Subways' onstage energy and off-stage charm. It's something fans stateside will be able to experience again soon: the trio will be touring the U.S. in the spring.