CHUBBY AND THE GANG - Share new single & video 'I Hate the Radio'

New album 'The Mutt's Nuts' out Aug 27th via Partisan




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West London 5-piece Chubby and the Gang have shared a new track from their upcoming second LP, The Mutt's Nuts, out Aug 27th via Partisan. 'I Hate the Radio' was premiered via Matt Wilkinson of Apple Music 1, and takes the band’s raucous punk energy and injects it with all the hallmarks of a bittersweet 60s pop classic. The song is accompanied by a music video directed/shot by Molly Manning Walker and edited by Lesley Manning, sister and mother respectively to Chubby and the Gang’s lead singer Charlie Manning Walker.

Charlie elaborates on the song’s meaning: “This song is about when you finish a relationship with someone but you have a certain association between them and a song, and then that song comes on the radio. It’s like, ‘man, I never want to hear this song again!’ and then of course you get in the car and it comes on.”

The Mutt’s Nuts was produced by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up, and features Charlie backed by Tom ‘Razor’ Hardwick, Meg Brooks Mills, Ethan Stahl, and Joe McMahon (aka the Gang). Charlie has lived in west London all his life and works full-time as an electrician, and most of the band also work trade or artisan jobs. As a result, the songs are inherently political, rather than political by design. Alongside classic rock and roll themes of love and loss, the lyrics are rooted in worker’s rights, inequality, police brutality, government failure and gentrification – issues that are built into the fabric of the UK, and magnified in the English capital.

The band has previously shared other album highlights 'Coming Up Tough', 'Lightning Don’t Strike Twice', and 'Life’s Lemons' – the latter two of which were released this spring as part of a double A-side 7".

Chubby and the Gang have confirmed a run of UK and IE tour dates later this year (full dates below) and also play a small run of Rough Trade in-stores this month as part of The Mutt's Nuts Ruff Trade Tour - featuring performances from the band alongside signings and dog shows (bring your pup to enter!) with all donations going to All Dogs Matter. The band hope to tour the US extensively behind The Mutt’s Nuts - more info to be announced shortly. They also performed at this year’s virtual SXSW, watch them rip through Speed Kills highlight 'All Along the Uxbridge Road' BELOW.

Chubby and the Gang - The Mutt's Nuts // Partisan Records - 27/08/21
1. The Mutt's Nuts
2. It's Me Who'll Pay
3. Coming Up Tough
4. On The Meter
5. Beat That Drum
6. Pressure
7. Take Me Home To London
8. Life On The Bayou
9. White Rags
10. Overachiever
11. Someone's Gunna Die
12. Getting Beat Again (Eppu Normaali)
13. Life's Lemons
14. Lightning Don't Strike Twice
15. I Hate The Radio

UK/IE Tour Dates:

Aug 27th | London - Rough Trade East (Ruff Trade Tour)
Aug 28th | London - Rough Trade West (Ruff Trade Tour - signing + dog show only)
Aug 30th | Bristol - Rough Trade (Ruff Trade Tour)
Aug 31st | Kingston-Upon-Thames - Banquet/Pryzm (Outstore)
Sept 1st | Nottingham - Rough Trade (Ruff Trade Tour)
Sept 5th | Brighton - Resident Records
Nov 4th | Woking - Fiery Bird
Nov 5th | Bournemouth - Anvil
Nov 6th | Coventry - Central Library
Nov 7th | St. Albans - The Horn
Nov 8th | Hull - The Polar Bear
Nov 10th | Hebden Bridge - Trades Club
Nov 11th | Stoke - The Sugarmill
Nov 12th | Blackpool - Bootleg Social
Nov 13th | Edinburgh - Mash House
Nov 14th | Aberdeen - Café Drummond
Nov 16th | Sunderland - Independent
Nov 17th | Huddersfield - Parish
Nov 18th | Liverpool - Jimmy's
Nov 19th | Sheffield - Delicious Clam
Nov 20th | Sheffield - Delicious Clam
Nov 21st | Milton Keynes - Crauford Arms
Nov 23rd | Exeter - Cavern Club
Nov 24th | Southampton - Joiners
Nov 25th | Oxford - The Bullingdon
Nov 26th | Bedford - Esquires
Nov 27th | Cambridge - Portland Arms
Nov 28th | Southend - Chinnery's
Nov 30th | Tunbridge Wells - Forum
Dec 1st | Margate - Elsewhere
Dec 2nd | Dover - Booking Hall
Dec 3rd | Portsmouth - Guildhall Studio
Dec 4th | Brighton - Green Door Store
Dec 5th | Norwich - Waterfront Studio
Dec 6th | Nottingham - Bodega
Dec 8th | Birmingham - Castle & Falcon
Dec 9th | Leeds - Belgrave Music Hall
Dec 10th | Newcastle - Think Tank
Dec 11th | Glasgow - King Tuts
Dec 12th | Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 14th | Manchester - YES
Dec 15th | London - Scala
Dec 17th | Bristol - Exchange
Dec 18th | Dublin - The Workman's Club
Dec 19th | Belfast - Voodoo

Source Sonic PR

August 4, 2021 5:32am ET by Pressparty  


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