The songs are mostly mid-tempo numbers programmed through a amiga, Loo Loo sings his usual absurd and whimsical rhyming couplets in a monotone voice. The lyrical content is usually of a less gory and more romantic vein than some of Loo Loo's other projects, although the words are often surreal ambiguous and sinister.
On some recordings, Paula Hayes, Joincey and Andy Jarvis were drafted in as vocalists.
THE SUBS began around the start of the 90s as a project conceived entirely on the Amiga 500 borrowed from Neil Davies in order to reflect Loo Loo's combined love of electro pop (a la The Army of Lovers) obscure Japanese anime, the film music of John Carpenter, Bootsy Collins and Death Metal. Enlisting the help of Paula Hayes on shared vocals ("The Carpenters for the 90s" as one gig flyer read) they released the 17 song cassette "Going Like the Clappers" on Phil Todd's Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers label including such instant pop classics "QWERTY" and "I Have A Key" . They also contributed to the infamous 7 x 7" box set released by Stomach Ache, their track "Snow in my Pocket" depicted a love affair with a snowman that could only end in disaster. Their finest moment however was the release of the legendary (and possibly their finest song) Leg In Heart as a split lathe cut 7" with INCA EYEBALL (who also covered the song on the QUATTROS SYMBOLOS CD for Spirit of Orr) , criminally limited to a mere 25 copies.