Fast-rising punk five-piece Chubby and the Gang have unleashed their brand new single ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’, which will be part of a double A-side 7” with new’un ‘Life’s Lemons’ released on 28th May via Partisan.
Speaking about their roaring new track, frontman Charlie ‘Chubby’ Manning offers, “I wrote this song about social inequality. Not mine but the people I saw around me. I feel like the whole premise of poverty is presented like this game in which if you play your cards right you can escape. In reality it’s more like playing a game of dice when they’re loaded against your favour. Constantly being struck by lightning and being told that it will never happen again. I remember witnessing someone’s telephone voice where they had to change their voice when conducting business or applying for jobs so they don’t come across as if they are from a lower class.
“I wrote the last verse about that because it disgusted me that in a system supposedly created on meritocracy a human being has to change their identity to try and shake unemployment. I’ve had very few jobs that required me to go for an interview. No one really cares who you are when you drive a minicab or lay out cables so I’m lucky in that sense. But many people aren’t.”
Both ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’ and ‘Life’s Lemons’ are set to feature on the band’s eagerly awaited new album, due later this year!
The group will also be heading off on a huge UK and Ireland tour through November and December, and you can see the full run of dates below.
See Chubby and the Gang live at the following dates.
04 - Woking - Fiery Bird
05 - Bournemouth - Anvil
06 - Coventry - Central Library
07 - St. Albans - The Horn
08 - Hull - The Polar Bear
10 - Hebden Bridge - Trades Club
11 - Stoke - The Sugarmill
12 - Blackpool - Bootleg Social
13 - Edinburgh - Mash House
14 - Aberdeen - Café Drummond
16 - Sunderland - Independent
17 - Huddersfield - Parish
18 - Liverpool - Jimmy's
19 - Sheffield - Delicious Clam
20 - Sheffield - Delicious Clam
21 - Milton Keynes - Crauford Arms
23 - Exeter - Cavern Club
24 - Southampton - Joiners
25 - Oxford - The Bullingdon
26 - Bedford - Esquires
27 - Cambridge - Portland Arms
28 - Southend - Chinnery's
30 - Tunbridge Wells - Forum
01 - Margate - Elsewhere
02 - Dover - Booking Hall
03 - Portsmouth - Guildhall Studio
04 - Brighton - Green Door Store
05 - Norwich - Waterfront Studio
06 - Nottingham - Bodega
08 - Birmingham - Castle & Falcon
09 - Leeds - Belgrave Music Hall
10 - Newcastle - Think Tank
11 - Glasgow - King Tuts
12 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
14 - Manchester - YES
15 - London - Scala
17 - Bristol - Exchange
18 - Dublin - The Workman's Club
19 - Belfast - Voodoo
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