The following 2 news stories appeared on T&M:
Ex-U.K. Subs drummer Pete Davies has spent the weekend just gone in the studio with The Straps recording their new album. Pete and The Straps have already recorded a number of songs at Pat Collier's studio on a couple of previous visits, in 2012 and in January 2013 with Pete telling T&M today that they now "...have 11 tracks awaiting final mixes and another couple under way..."
Previous Straps in the studio T&M coverage - click here
Thanks to Pete for the below 6 new photos of the Straps and Pete in the studio.
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- 25/02/2013: More lavish praise for the new album!
Kenny Helwig has given the new album 'XXIV' Subs-classic status!
"I have to say that Jet's playing is the best since Nicky by far. That is not to denigrate the others over the years, but Jet just has that something special that makes you stick out more...
...XXIV ranks up there with any of the first four UK Subs albums. This is that good. Please, Please, go out and buy this as you are purchasing history!"
Read Kenny's succinct, sharp and superb review on the 'Days Of Our Youth' Blog HERE.
Archived on T&M below:
Holy cow this can possibly album of the year. Somehow, somewhere, The UK Subs have pulled out a bonafide classic! Nothing weak on this baby at all, in fact this album kind of reminds me of Endangered Species....well side 1 really hehe. I have always been a huge Nick Garrett fan and always loved when he played with The Subs because of his inventive style and top notch playing. Well The UK Subs have had a rotating cast of guitar players from Capt. Scarlett to the latest with Jet. Man I have to say that Jet's playing is the best since Nicky by far. That is not to denigrate the others over the years, but Jet just has that something special that makes you stick out more. What can I say about the songs? Implosion 77 is a classic Subs track like I have come to expect from them. The ending with the keyboards is icing on the cake....love it! I have been a fan since 1979-1980 and have always awaited each and every UK Subs album with anticipation like a kid in a candy store. Heck, Charlie and Co. stayed at my house during their Mad Cow Fever tour. Lars (Rancid) was a one time Subs guitar player and that is how I met him...sound checking Warhead. We would go on and start a band, and the rest is history for all of us. XXIV ranks up there with any of the first four UK Subs albums. This is that good. Please, Please, go out and buy this as you are purchasing history!