Subsource provide a new music video to deliver their chemical
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I am hugely pleased that crossover music is enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity lately, and that bands making heavy music you can actually dance to are attracting more attention. This is a good thing.
Well placed to capitalise on this change are Guildford quartet Subsource. The current iteration of the band’s line-up has gradually been building a reputation as an incendiary live act. They even coaxed me back into a moshpit at Takedown.
2012 EP Generation Doom showed that their sound, a collision of social awareness, punk, industrial and dubstep, translates well to record – something that crossover bands in general have often struggled with.
Alongside the band’s original music, they also do a neat line in remixes, or ‘resmashes’, of metal club favourites in a particularly tasty dubstep style. These resmashes have been known to lead even the hardened metallers to throw some mist improbable dancefloor shapes. One of their most popular resmashes includes famous SlipKnot single, “Duality“.
If all this wasn’t enough, the band have just released a video for new single “Chemical” as a taste of what to expect from their upcoming album, due to drop – in every sense of the word – early in 2014.
As you may now expect, it is a slice of high energy, wubby goodness. The video also gives you the opportunity to check out frontman Stu’s exquisite electric stand-up bass, and electronics wizard Dennis’ percussive sample triggering without getting blindsided in a moshpit.
For those within easy reach of London, the band are playing a free (FREE!) Show at the Old Blue Last with Idiom and Animal on September 17th. I’m definitely going to be there. See you in the pit, yeah?