FAST-rising London outfit Chubby and the Gang have shared ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’ from their forthcoming double A-side out May 28th, via Partisan Records.
Moving at a furious pace from start to finish, the punk quintet tackle injustice and meritocracy head-on with a bluesy barrage of breakneck riffs and howled vocals. With all of the chaotic energy of their 2020 debut album ‘Speed Kills’ and more, it’s a track fuelled by pure, unadulterated fury with swampy slide-guitars and pub-rock choruses thrown into the mix.
Speaking of the 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.”
Chubby and the Gang have a massive UK tour planned for the end of the year which will feature a date at Glasgow’s King Tut’s on 11th December.
Check out the new track and video below.
Photo Credit – Mike Palmer