Sub Machine


Sub Machine are piano / minimalism / electronic / progressive from Sheffield, UK

Led by multi-instrumentalist and singer, Mark Day, Sub Machine defies convention, moving between electro, prog, alt rock, and pop. The debut album "a message from your future self" was released in 2019, to big acclaim and small streaming numbers. Their follow up EP "Queen of Sunshine, King of Moon" explored a more electronic sonic landscape; it was recorded during lockdown, and released in 2021. In 2022 they formed a 4 piece to gig songs from the album and EP, headlining Sheffield's iconic Leadmill.

EP: 'Queen of Sunshine, King of Moon' (2021)


  • 05/2024: Two further videos released - Lay it Down and Alchemy
  • 10/2022: Release the stand alone single, 'Come Over' (Mark Day: vocals/ keys | Danny Spink: drums | Nick Mather: bass | Federico Telesca: production), with our first ever official music video
  • 04/2022: Headline gig at Sheffield's iconic Leadmill (picture)
  • 11/2021: Form a four piece band to play the songs from the recent EP and selected album tracks (Mark Day: vocals/ keys | Dan Johnston: drums | Federico Telesca: guitar | Nick Mather: bass)
  • 05/2021: First airplay on BBC Introducing, for the 7 minute long neo-prog 'Immunity to Disenchantment'
  • 11/2020: Release the first song from the new EP 'Queen of Sunshine, King of Moon'; the remaining songs are released over the coming months
  • 10/2019: Debut album released: 'a message from your future self', with a launch party at Haggler's Corner, Sheffield (review: "fun, soulful, crushing, inspiring songs. Utterly moved and made me dance.")
  • 05/2019: Danny Spink replaces Nick Mather on drums (picture)
  • 02/2019: Amicably part company with ComRock by mutual consent. Start recording for the debut album, with Federico Telesca producing.
  • 11/2018: Release first EP, 'Life' A side/ 'Below' B side
  • 07/2018: Sub Machine sign to ComRock Records, for initial EP release
  • 07/2018: First gig at Sheffield's Tramlines festival (also played in 2019)
  • 12/2017: Sub Machine first gig, at Maida Vale, Sheffield
  • 10/2017: Feral 3 becomes the duo of Sub Machine (Mark Day: vocals/ bass/ keys | Nick Mather: drums) (picture)
  • 03/2017: Feral 3 first gig, at The Royal Standard, Sheffield (review: "like late 60s heavy West Coast garage psyche with occasional poly synth and the spirit of mid 70s CBGB")
  • 11/2016: Feral 3 formed (Mark Day: vocals/ keys/ guitar | Dan Johnston: drums | Nick Mather: bass)


There are no upcoming gigs currently planned