Hotly-tipped London punks Chubby and the Gang sign to Partisan Records

Joining Laura Marling, IDLES, Fontaines D.C. and more on the New York punk label, the West London five-piece re-released their acclaimed debut album Speed Kills.
Posted: 8 October 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

As was the case with many budding bands like West London punks Chubby and the Gang, 2020 was looking like a promising year - their debut full-length album Speed Kills, released with little-to-no marketing and media fanfare managed to turn the heads of major publications across the pond, as well as our faithful independent music community in the UK. 

They didn't escape the attentions of Partisan Records either, who have revealed the five-piece as the latest addition to the New York label, who already count the likes of IDLES, Fontaines D.C., John Grant, The Black Angels, and Laura Marling amongst their roster.

Speed Kills has been re-released on Partisan today with additional new track 'Union Dues'. Alongside the news, they've revealed the cartoony video to 'All Along the Uxbridge Road', a staunchly political, pub rock anthem played at breakneck speed which typifies the band, led by electrician-turned-snarling frontman Charlie 'Chubby' Manning. They'll bring said snarl to their local venue Bush Hall on 21st May next year, once normal service with live music resumes. 

Though the pandemic may've derailed any hope of touring the US in the near future, the new wave of British punk continues to swell. And long may it continue. 

Check out the vid to 'All Along the Uxbridge Road' below:

To hear more from Chubby and the Gang, click here.

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