"...atmospheric guitar trio .Sub sound like Joy Division and Mogwai scrapping over who can sound the most epic" : (NME)
Pronounced simply “Sub,” the band’s name was inspired by David Bowie's song “Subterraneans” off his stunning LOW album.
Formed in a small English town by childhood friends in 1996, .Sub is fronted and founded by Adam Chamberlain. The band's characteristically intense, atmospheric rock sound quickly earned the group a reputation as one of the most innovative and unique alternative rock acts in all of Norwich, with many new bands citing .Sub as their musical influence.
In 2004, the band played their first public performance at Norwich's “Ferry Boat” and brought in the largest crowd the venue had ever seen. Fueled by all the positive feedback the band was earning, in 2005 the trio composed their first professional recording titled The Mill Sessions. The four-track collection not only gained interest from major labels, but also earned them a spot on Best of wombatwombat—a compilation album (produced by Nrone records) where local promoters “wombatwombat” handpicked the threesome from over 100 other possible bands.
A year and three attempts later, Chamberlain was finally happy with the sound and the band released their first E.P., Gotterdamerung, which in German translates to “twilight of the Gods.” The album received praise from fans and critics alike, including NME, Concrete and GodisintheTV.
Tracks have been featured on England's main radio station, BBC Radio One (as part of the famous "In New Music We Trust"), Radio Norfolk, Future Radio and German Public Radio Norddeutscher Rundfunk.
.Sub recently toured America playing world famous venues including The Whisky A Go-Go and The Viper Room. Along the way they met Mark from The Killers (who loved their set) and Morrissey
.Sub are now working on a follow-up album slated to come out early next year