UK Subs: Yellow Leader

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They’re a band that seem to have had more albums than Now That’s What I Call Music, except while the pop franchise keeps on chasing the fashionable, UK Subs are committed to black-sky-thinking, old-school punk rock.

In reality, they’re working their way through the alphabet, from 1979’s Another Kind Of Blues up until next year’s mystery (and presumably final) ‘Z’ album, and Yellow Leader finds them on fast and fiery, if predictable, form.

Packaged in comic book artwork, this is another run through deceptively simple but stirring punk rock anthems, Charlie Harper’s slurred and sneered delivery giving them an edge that their contemporaries lost in the mists of time. A spirited race to what looks like the end of the road./o:p

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.