MTV EMA winners Gun announce the release of their latest single, and title track of new album, ‘Frantic’ on June 8th 2015 via Caroline. ‘Frantic’ is GUN at the top of their game. Featuring a full string section, it takes the band to new territory and blends their rock angst with heartfelt emotion beautifully.
GUN ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘FRANTIC’ FOR RELEASE 8th JUNE 2015
PLUS: AUTUMN TOUR / BEARDED THEORY & CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVALS
"Frantic is a superb record. The best rock album of the year so far? No. It’s THE best album of the year so far, period!” - Sunday Mail
“Returning Brit Rockers reach for the gloss” Kerrang!
“...Attitude and swagger…” Fireworks / 8/10 – Powerplay
“…A tighter, slicker band than ever…” Sunday Mail - Glasgow Barrowlands review 5/5
‘Frantic’ emerged as a natural single choice with critics and tastemakers alike singling out the track for high praise. One rock station even playlisted the track before it was serviced to media.
The track was inspired by a meeting of artistic minds at SXSW Festival 1992, when Dante met the actress/singer Mila Jovovich, whilst she was filming the movie Slackers. Despite turning up to one of GUN’s shows and spending the night together talking about their hopes, dreams and aspirations, the couple crucially failed to stay in touch providing the album’s universal “what if” theme.
The album is filled with no fillers, power, energy, and is refined and rough at the same time; channelling all the different styles of their previous records to create a brand new sound and direction for the band. The album was produced by Simon Bloor and mixed by Tim Weidner (Trevor Horn’s music team).
Fresh from a short tour of the UK that included a sold out homecoming show at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, their first return to the iconic venue in 18 years, the band got to road test much of the new album to an incredible audience response. Tracks such as One Wrong Turn, Hold Your Head Up, and Frantic easily holding their own against hits such as Word Up and Better Days.
Now the band are ready to announce an extensive run of UK dates for the Autumn, their biggest tour since reforming as a band in 2012. Preceding the tour are appearances at the Bearded Theory and Camden Rocks festivals.
To warm up for their Camden Rocks performance, GUN will also play an intimate show on Friday 29th May at The Islington, London.
GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gave them an edge over their peers. Formed in Glasgow by the Gizzi brothers, they came to re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll genre, and were recognised with numerous plaudits and awards including the first group to win an MTV Award. Over the years the band have toured the world with acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Simple Minds, Bryan Adams and Def Leppard.
See GUN in Autumn 2015:
Fri 22nd May Bearded Theory Festival
Fri 29th May The Islington, London
Sat 30th May Camden Rocks Festival
Tue 29th Sep Birmingham, Temple
Wed 30th Sep Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sat 3rd Oct Sheffield, Corporation
Sun 4th Oct Leicester, Academy 2
Mon 5th Oct Liverpool, Arts Club
Wed 7th Oct Dublin, Academy 2
Thu 8th Oct Belfast, Limelight
Tue 13th Oct York, Duchess
Wed 14th Oct Bristol, The Fleece
Thu 15th Oct Plymouth, The Junction
Fri 16th Oct Southampton, Talking Heads
Tickets go on general sale from 9am Friday 1st May at www.gunofficial.co.uk
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