Ash and The Subways: Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah!
You might have heard that Ash and The Subways are touring together, but have you spotted their deeper connection?
Real talk: the lyrics “Oh yeah, it was the start of the summer” (Oh Yeah by Ash, 1996) and “It’s your eyes that make me smile, oh yeah, oh yeah” (Oh Yeah by The Subways, 2005) have lived rent free in my head as earworms every day for decades. So, it’s safe to say that I’m *very* excited that Ash and The Subways are covering each other’s Oh Yeah single on tour. They’ve recorded their Oh Yeah covers for posterity too!
The Subways’ version of Ash’s Oh Yeah is available to stream right now. It’s a delightfully drop D, bass-heavy, retro-tinged indie ode to a teenage romance, and it’s set off beautifully with dreamy backing vocals.
The Subways’ frontman, Billy Lunn, explained: “We’ve loved [Ash’s] Oh Yeah since we were kids, so we hope we did it justice! And we can’t wait for you all to hear what they did with our Oh Yeah!”
Ash’s version of The Subways’ Oh Yeah, which also reminisces about teenage love and teenage years, will be released for streaming in November.
Ash and The Subways: Oh Yeah Squared vinyl
There’s no need to wait, though! As Ash and the Subways are touring together, a strictly limited edition 7″ vinyl release of both songs, Oh Yeah Squared, is being sold on the merch desk.
In homage to the original 7″ singles which were on white vinyl (The Subways) and yellow vinyl (Ash), this new record is made up of white and yellow dust suspended in clear vinyl.
Only 1,000 copies of this 7″ will ever be made, and most will be sold on the bands’ co-headlining tour of the UK and Europe. If you can’t make it, hope that someone buys you a copy at a gig, or that Alcopop! restock because their initial allocation is already sold out! OH NO!
Ash and The Subways are touring UK and Europe: 2023 tour dates
Oh yeah, Ash and The Subways are touring – and we mean properly touring, not just a handful of capital cities! Tickets are available now.
Saturday, September 30, 2023: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
Sunday, October 1, 2023: Marble Factory, Bristol, UK
Tuesday, October 3: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Wednesday, October 4: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
Thursday, October 5: Leeds Beckett SU, Leeds, UK
Saturday, October 7: NX, Newcastle, UK
Monday, October 9: The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday, October 10: O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
Wednesday, October 11: O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK
Sunday, November 19: De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
Monday, November 20: Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
Tuesday, November 21, 2023: Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
Thursday, November 23, 2023: Faust, Hannover, Germany
Friday, November 24, 2023: Plan B, Malmo, Sweden
Saturday, November 25, 2023: Beta, Copenhagen, Denmark
Monday, November 27, 2023: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Tuesday, November 28, 2023: Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday, November 30, 2023: Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany
Friday, December 1, 2023: Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
Saturday, December 2, 2023: Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czechia
Monday, December 4, 2023: PPC, Graz, Austria
Wednesday, December 6, 2023: Plaza Klub, Zurich, Switzerland
Thursday, December 7, 2023: Technikum, Munich, Germany
Friday, December 8, 2023: Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, Germany
Sunday, December 10, 2023: Botanique, Brussels, Brussels
Monday, December 11, 2023: Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
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