The following news story appeared on T&M:
ANOTHER TOP REVIEW FOR 'YELLOW LEADER'
The excellent, and long running fanzine 'Fear & Loathing' has given the new U.K. Subs album another positive review...
"...This line-up has been stable for quite some time and I think that’s the key to it. They’re confident in a way that bands can only become when they really get to know each other and have confidence in their mutual capabilities."
Read the full review HERE
Full review also archived on T&M below:
UK SUBS. Yellow Leader CD (Captain Oi!)
Almost at the end of their alphabetical quest, the Subs release an album that, in some ways, veers away from their classic sound, but still maintains their impetus and attitude. There’s a much more varied production on this album, giving Charlie an opportunity to really stretch his vocal range, while the band are adventurous and diverse with the styles they deliver in the songs. There’s a generally heavier sound throughout the album, but always very much from a Punk perspective rather than going down the metal road. This line-up has been stable for quite some time and I think that’s the key to it. They’re confident in a way that bands can only become when they really get to know each other and have confidence in their mutual capabilities. Opening tracks ‘Sick Velveteen’ and ‘Artificial’ take the types of songs originally heard on ‘Brand New Age’ but twist them in different directions, while ‘Feed The Whore’ and ‘Prime Evil’ visit hard rock territory. Supposedly a taboo in Punk circles, but on this album it’s just one more dimension. ‘Heathens’ and ‘Cry Wolf’ take a more hardcore approach, and then ‘Rebellion Song’ turns out to be a folk / protest anthem. ‘Archaeology’ is beyond doubt the most experimental track on the whole album, presenting a peculiar slice of sci-fi jazz, before the instrumental ‘611’ delivers a great rock’n’roll finale to the proceedings. You know, there was a time when a new UK Subs record was nothing to get excited about, but nowadays, with this line-up, they’re once again a force to be reckoned with. I’m really glad to be able to say that !