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What our staff has to say: “Chubby’s And The Gang is my current favorite band, this record is full of driving punk tracks and singalongable rock tracks, Deluxe Version comes in a slick Gatefold w/ zine and 3d Glasses. I love a gimmick, Who doesn’t love a gimmick. Can’t wait for more Chubby and hopeful for a US tour soon! I’m with Chubby’s Gang.” – Dan
Deluxe Gate-fold with 3d glasses and zine
West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang are balanced by two energies – a casual “fuck it” on one side, an active “fuck off” on the other. For every moment of punk imperfection, there’s an intricate flurry of detail. For every enraged statement about modern life as war, there’s a lyric like “Hello heartbreak, my old friend” that catches you off guard. Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene (ft. The Chisel, Big Cheese and more), Chubby and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalised.
Fronted by Charlie Manning Walker (aka Chubby Charles) and backed by Tom ‘Razor’ Hardwick, Meg Brooks Mills, Ethan Stahl and Joe McMahon (aka the Gang), the band tell stories of modern London.
released August 27, 2021