Check out the premiere of the trio's huge new record on Gigwise first
Andrew Trendell

15:45 2nd February 2015

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The Subways have been a force of nature in rock for a decade now. With a youthful exuberance in all that they do and universal tales of love, loss and breaking free, their new self-titled record may well just be the full realisation of all that they're capable of. Stream it in full exclusively on Gigwise below. 

- Win a copy of the album on double-vinyl here 

The evolution of the songwriting is perfectly encapsulated by the album's lead single, 'Taking All The Blame' - talking about the split between he and bassist and former fiance, Charlotte Cooper. 

"I’d been playing around with the chorus riff for a while, but I just couldn’t find the right lyrics to match," said frontman Billy Lunn of the track. "I then somehow started writing an apology to Charlotte for how I’d behaved when we were breaking up. I was young; we were both really young. At the time of writing I felt like I'd been a bit of an arsehole to everyone. Eventually I came up with an idea: Charlotte and I could talk about our relationship and our eventual breakup from dual perspectives.

He added: " I recorded my verse and sent it over to Charlotte, without telling her what it was about, but I think she knew…she sent me back her verse lyrics and we recorded them for real the next day. I’m really pleased and proud of what we both came up with, and how honest we can be with each other."

For information or to pre-order the album and get six tracks right away, visit Pledgemusic here or iTunes here

Listen to The Subways' new album in full below

The Subways release their self-titled new album on Monday 9 February, before heading out on a massive tour. Full UK dates are below. For tickets and information, visit here.

March 23 Temple Birmingham,
March 24 Academy 3 Manchester
March 25 Brudenell Leeds
March 26 Oran Mor Glasgow
March 28 Independent Sunderland
March 29 Rescue Rooms Nottingham
March 31 Thekla Bristol

April 01 Waterfront Norwich
Apr 02 Shepherds Bush Empire London

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