How the devil are you all?
As you have probably gathered by the not-so-subtle title above, the lads are off being unsober right now celebrating their third year together as SUBSET
That’s right – it was a dark evening in Milton Keynes, back on November 29 2008, that first saw Rob, Rom, Jay and Steve step in to a rehearsal studio together as a band to start writing what would be first unleashed to the public 4 months later. When you think that Christmas and New Year was in amongst that time it’s pretty remarkable that they managed to stay away from parties for long enough to write anything!
Looking back at those early days Jay reminisces: “Rob, Rom and I had worked together in bands before and when we started toying with the idea of forming a back-to-basics, DIY, plug-and-play no frills rock band Rob introduced us to Steve – 4 months later we were on the line-up at The Motherbar in Hoxton; albeit as ‘But We Barely Know Each Other’. Good times!”
Over the three years there has been no sign of them slowing down.
Rom says: “We are always writing the next EP or the Album. We have always ideas and they are filed away in a secret bunker in Iceland ready to fill everyones headphones and speakers with fuzz!”
SUBSET has managed to self-release 2 EPs and 3 singles, a total of 12 tracks many with videos (check out their YouTube channel!) with another release pencilled in for early 2012.
Rob adds: “As well as writing and recording our main passion is playing live. We love to have a hectic gigging schedule and we’re often hitting 3 gigs a week with the occassional 2 gigs on the same day just to keep it spicy”
Adding to that spice SUBSET have decided to throw their collective hats in the ring and challenge Simon Cowell’s “Corporate Karaoke” X-Factor winner for Christmas Number 1. Even though the three amigo’s would love to see Lucid Dreamer on this year’s top spot they would like the single to generate some cash for Shelter.
“There’s lots of people sleeping rough and you can see it everywhere in London. People are spending £100s on gifts ignoring those that have no one to help them and nothing to celebrate, so we want to send the money from this campaign to Shelter so that it can help” says Rom.
To join the campaign and raise some money for a very good and much needed cause head over to the special Facebook page here: Lucid Dreamer for Christmas Number 1
Even though you might want to go and buy that track right now – WAIT! – buy it between December 12th and 16th so that it get’s counted for the Christmas chart, you never know
We look forward to sharing the next 3 years and beyond with you SUBSETTERs!
Happy birthday Fuzzsters!