Chubby and the Gang Share Video for New Song ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’

    London five-piece Chubby and the Gang have released a new song called ‘Lightning Don’t Strike Twice’. The track is taken from an upcoming double A-side 7″ (out on May 28 via Partisan) and arrives with an accompanying video directed by Jasper Cable-Alexander. Check it out below.

    “I wrote this song about social inequality,” frontman Charlie Manning said in a press reelase. “Not mine but the people I saw around me. I feel like the whole premise of poverty is presented like this game in which if you play your cards right you can escape. In reality it’s more like playing a game of dice when they’re loaded against your favour. Constantly being struck by lightning and being told that it will never happen again. I remember witnessing someone’s telephone voice where they had to change their voice when conducting business or applying for jobs so they don’t come across as if they are from a lower class.”

    He added: “I wrote the last verse about that because it disgusted me that in a system supposedly created on meritocracy a human being has to change their identity to try and shake unemployment. I’ve had very few jobs that required me to go for an interview. No one really cares who you are when you drive a minicab or lay out cables so I’m lucky in that sense. But many people aren’t.”

    Chubby and the Gang released their debut LP, Speed Kills, last year. The band have also announced a 40-date tour of the UK and Ireland that will take place in November and December. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 16 at 10am.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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