Wiltshire’s most interesting anarcho-punk outfit Subhumans, who all the time write their identify as ‘SUB HUM ANS’ with an accompanying cranium brand, have introduced a welcome return to those right here elements in 2022. They are going to be returning to The Con Club in Lewes on Thursday thirteenth January 2022 – Seize your tickets HERE.
Subhumans final performed at The Con Membership on 2nd June 2019, when our reviewer acknowledged that it was “Most likely the Finest Punk Selection Present Ever Seen in Lewes” – see his full report HERE. They have been final stay in Sussex in Hastings on seventh March 2020. The Brighton & Hove News Music Crew have been there – Learn what we mentioned HERE.
The blokes initially fashioned method again in 1980 and brought about mayhem with their album and EP releases and gigs for a handful of years after which merely referred to as it a day.
I can keep in mind buying their 4 track ‘Causes For Existence’ EP again in 1982. It was launched at a time when punk was on it’s second or third incarnation and every thing had gone hardcore and really quick, with songs not often reaching the 2 minute mark. It was a time of shouty vocals with a majority of bands actually having one thing to say. But it surely appeared to me that my Subhumans EP was a tad totally different from the entire others because it was tackling topics that have been fairly frankly a tad uncomfortable for a late teen in Brighton.
My 4 track EP had a working time of simply over eight minutes in complete, however the messages contained therein definitely left their mark on me. For example, the ultimate observe was the exhausting hitting affair referred to as ‘Cancer’, which in no unsure phrases handled the pier strain of smoking. If ever there was a track to assist folks lower the behavior then certainly this was it! The tip of the tune goes “C’mon! Don’t you need a fag?, You! Why don’t you need a fag?, Fag?, Fag? Fag? Fag? Fag? Fag? Fag? Fag? Fag? Fag?, NO…I GOT CANCER!, (cough, cough)”. Laborious hitting message, proper!
One other track on the EP was referred to as ‘Peroxide’, which so far as I may personally work out was a couple of younger lady that was misplaced in society and dyed her hair to slot in with the punks however no-one cared. A few of the lyrics learn “Peroxide! Peroxide!, As a result of no one cares?, What do you do?, You dye your hair”. Subhumans have been consultants at crafting songs with conscience!
The singer on my 1982 EP was a proficient man referred to as Dick Lucas and fortunately he’s nonetheless on the case with the present lineup. In reality, the present guitarist Bruce Treasure and present drummer Trotsky have been additionally on my EP, with the one change being bassist Grant Jackson left in 1983 and his substitute Phil Bryant has been there ever since.
So what we have now is a punk band whose latest member joined round 38 years in the past. It’s just about an unique lineup and that’s the one which can be dropping into The Con Club at 139 Excessive Road, Lewes, BN7 1XS on Thursday thirteenth January 2022.
They are going to be joined on the night time by The Blunders, who state of themselves “No-holds-barred dance-punk – . Politically charged with biting social commentary and savage humour”.
Additionally on the invoice are Essex duo, Lily (guitar/vocals) and Lewis (drums/backing vocals) who’re The Meffs -Noisy with quite a bit to say. In their very own phrases they play “Superb punk within the nice custom of British political/punk acts. If there was ever a time when society wanted the children to make some noise, it’s now”.
As soon as once more, tickets may be bought on-line HERE.