One of the best things about music is its unpredictability. Sometimes, those moments can cause true horror but the best moments are just ace. That’s why we spend so much time caring so much – for those moments. It’s worth the risk. Most of the time. Here are all of the Thrash Hits contributors’ biggest surprises of 2013. They’re mainly bad, actually, but whatever…
'Look like tramps, sound like Kings'... This sums up the three-piece rock band from Camberley, Surrey to a tee.
Citing their influences as Vitriolid, period; they formed in 1998. Jamie Lenman and Jon Pearce originally played with Jason Wilcock as Angel, sharing a local venue stage with other bands, one of which would become Hundred Reasons. In March 2000, they parted ways with Jason, and Mark Lawton joined as drummer, with whom they wrote and recorded the Pilot EP which was released in January 2001, after they changed their name to Reuben. Read more on Last.fm
Reuben on Thrash Hits
December 2nd, 2013
Xtra Mile Recodings
11 November 2013
Remember MTV2? It used to be pretty good back in the day. Of course like most things, it rapidly went downhill and started playing the same Bowling for Soup and Sum 41 songs, but it used to be a cool place to find out about new music before the internet came along and took all the effort out of everything. Imagine finding out about a new band from the telly? Imagine telling some youth about those halcyon days, while you bounce them on your knee, sucking away on a Werther’s Original while they ignore you, their head buried in their iPad looking up gonzo happyslap violence-porn or whatever.
October 25th, 2013
We have a healthy cluster of Reuben super-fans in our ranks at Thrash Hits so when the opportunity arose to interview Jamie Lenman on the advent of his solo return to performing live there was an almighty clamour. Gavin Lloyd grabbed the chance, however, and had a frank and lengthy discussion with one of the finest British songwriters of this generation.
Let me start off by saying Reuben are my favourite band of all time. I love everything they’ve ever done, including all the songs on their b-sides and rarities compilation We Should Have Gone To University.
A few weeks back I was having a crappy Monday morning when out of nowhere I received an email saying front man, Jamie Lenman was set to release his debut solo album. My mood completely flipped and I struggled to contain my excitement as the man who played a big part in shaping my musical taste was releasing new material.
October 25th, 2013
A few weeks back, word got out that Jamie Lenman, ex-Reuben frontman, had re-emerged from the ether, and had actually been working on a solo project for the past four years… and managed to keep it a secret! Last Wednesday, our Lottie went to his new album showcase and she drank wine.
6 things we learnt watching Jamie Lenman at The Islington
February 7th, 2013
September 1st, 2009
We Should Have Gone To University
Xtra Mile Recordings
24 August 2009
by Raziq Rauf
When Reuben went on an indefinite hiatus in June 2008 they caused some deep ripples in the heavy rock pond. Now, just over a year after breaking the hearts of so many of their fans, they have provided this three-disc boxset of every single song that isn’t on one of their three albums. Nice.