It's easy to be suspicious of The Subways. Heavily featured in the weekly music press before they'd even released a single, specialising in a Von Bondies/White Stripes-type garage blues and all barely out of their teens. Even their bassist, Charlotte Cooper, looks designed to become every indie boy's new pin up.
Yet the cynics will just have to eat humble pie this time. Oh Yeah is a mighty single, full of exhilarating energy that is just begging to be played at full volume. Singer Billy Lunn's howl interplays perfectly with Cooper's backing vocals, while drummer Josh Morgan holds things together perfectly. Ian Broudie is at the production desk, showing a refreshingly different side to the man who could have almost defined 'jangly indie-pop' with a much more muscular production.
"These teenage years, they don't last" sings Lunn at one point - maybe not, but success for the Subways will last a lot longer. They certainly won't be staying underground for much longer.