The rock group The Subways appeared in 2002 in the UK. The lineup includes the guitar player and vocalist Billy Lunn, the vocalist and bass guitar player Charlotte Cooper, and a drummer Josh Morgan. When the group began its way to fame, all the members were still teenagers.
Morgan and Lunn wanted to become famous since childhood. They are brothers. Lunn took their mother’s maiden name. Billy and Josh were big fans of such celebrities as The Beatles, AC/DC, Carpenters, and Ramones.
After getting inspired by Oasis’ performance on the British TV show, Top of the Pops, Lunn started learning to play his father’s old guitar. At about the same time, he met Charlotte Cooper, who shared his admiration for Pixies, Nirvana, Sex Pistols, and Mudhoney. The young woman started learning to play bass guitar. Meanwhile, Morgan became a professional drummer. Soon, the trio formed an energetic music group and started recording songs. Later, they performed them at different clubs in London. In 2004, the group won a contest at Glastonbury.
At the end of the year, The Subways met a producer Ian Broudie. Soon they signed a contract with Infectious Records to record the debut album. The LP, Young for Eternity, came out in July 2005. It featured a single “Oh Yeah”, which reached the 25th spot of the national chart. At that time, many fans wanted to book The Subways for private events.