Gun Unveils Favourite Pleasures New Album That Rocks

Gun Unveils Favourite Pleasures New Album That Rocks

Gun Unveils Favourite Pleasures New Album That Rocks

 

 

 

GUN Unveils Favourite Pleasures New Album That Rocks. Is this the lucky seventh album as Gun shoots away the curveballs of life that have been thrown at them over the years? The line-up has changed, there has been hurtful breakups and the highs of hit albums and singles for the Glasgow based rockers

As you read the background to the album and the lyrics of the ten tracks unfold the album title Favourite Pleasures revealing a secret of a friend of the band the thrill of S&M.  Dante shares his favourite pleasures “mine are a lot different from that…..“Good food and watching Celtic will do me fine!”

The album cover cleverly pulls this together with a pop art depiction of the temptation of Eve and a juicy apple ripped apart by a metallic zip revealing torn stockings of broken relationships, hurt and attraction. This is an album cover that really does depict the rock with attitude and hidden twirls of delight that awaits the listener once the GUN fuel rock streams from the speakers.

The album rocks through deep melodic orchards that bare the fruit of ten delicious juicy songs that whets the appetite for Scottish Rock and leaves you wanting more. The melodies have a sharp edge crisp with a tougher approach reflecting the tone and guitar playing of new guitarist Tommy Gentry. He has added a new perspective to the band as he completes the quintet. Dante Gizzi on vocals at times spits out the lyrics of songs that are destined to be the crowd pleasers of future live gigs.

The opening number She Knows, sets the tempo, tone and taste of the album full of rocking riffs and neat hooks for the lyrics.  The rhythm is intense as Andy Carr’s bass line pulls in the beat of the drums of Paul McManus.   Dante admits “I found the lyric writing process tougher this time because I was going through a breakup with my partner.”  Reflecting the anger and heartache but never pity that the tougher rockier GUN has delivered.

The tracks that stand out, a difficult choice as the album has no fillers; on every listen depending on my mood a different song popped out as the one. Consistently though the title track, Black Heart, Here’s Where I Am, Take Me Down and closing track Boy Who Fooled the World.  These are tracks that capture the difference between the tracks, demonstrating the GUN never settle in the same groove they mix the rock up weaving influences gently in picking them up but always it is the powerful shot of GUN in your ears that leaves the lasting impression.

The opening of the title track is full of tempting sounds reflecting guilt and at the same time your favourite pleasures. The hint of mischievous naughtiness captured in a stonking melody that captures the imagination and will delight the crowds at any venue.  Black Heart opens with a crash of cymbals, sizzling guitar and Dante asks ‘what have I got to lose’. The song reflects the place where Dante is full of the hate and heart as he snarls through the lyrics of Take Me Down.  As so often on the album the vocals are reflected back on bass lines from Andy that have a growling ferocity of intent to deliver rock n’ roll that captivates the listener.

The second track in and the last could not be more different. Here’s Where I Am is a stop in your listening track moment, you just have to turn up the volume stop what you are doing and revel in the power of GUN’s favourite pleasure rock that delights. The track has a vitality a band that is pulling in the same direction as they play in the studio for sheer pleasure, forgetting the recording equipment, lost in the moment of high-octane pleasurable rock n’ roll Scottish style. GUN’s Favourite Pleasure is a rollercoaster of thrills of rock how to close the album and make a lasting impression? Go Faster? Play louder? No, let’s take the pace down – strip back the glitz and reveal the heart of GUN’s sound Dante’s vocals and a piano as we explore the Boy Who Fooled The World.  Autobiographic feel to the lyric and fills the room with an authentic honesty and an innocence rarely found on a Rock album.

The answer to the question Is this the lucky seventh album as Gun shoots away the curveballs of life that have been thrown at them over the years? Yes this is a superb album nothing to do with luck it is down to quality musicianship and production.

 

 

GUN – Favourite Pleasures – Caroline International

NINEpawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. She Knows
  2. Heres Where I Am
  3. Favourite Pleasures
  4. Take Me Down
  5. Silent Lovers
  6. Black Heart
  7. Without You
  8. Tragic Heroes
  9. Go To Hell
  10. Boy Who Fooled The World

 

 DECEMBER LIVE DATES / CO HEADLINE SHOWS WITH INME

2nd        Glasgow Barrowland (Headline Show)

8th         Manchester Club Academy (Co-Headline with InMe)

9th         London Electric Ballroom (Co-Headline with InMe)

Gun Unveils Favourite Pleasures New Album That Rocks

Black Star Riders Entertains The Tramshed Cardiff

Black Star Riders Entertains The Tramshed Cardiff

Black Star Riders Entertains The Tramshed Cardiff
Thursday 2nd March
Support Amorettes & GUN

Black Star Riders, attracted the rock fans of Cardiff and beyond tonight at The Tramshed. Tonight with a trio of bands would we have three jackpots in a row?

Black Star Riders Entertains The Tramshed CardiffUp first, in the slot machine roulette at The Tramshed were The Amorettes.  With a dramatic entrance Gill, Heather and Hannah set off at a pace with Steal The Thunder. The opening set heated the room, with pure rocking joy as the Amorettes played a storming opening set. The Scottish trio of hard rocking, rock n’ roll loving women are building a reputation of playing a set of music that brings joy. Tonight they blasted across the Tramshed a set list that won them many more fans, mixing it up with raw delights of White  Russian Roulette and the single from White Hot Heat, Let The Neighbours Call The Cops. No one would be calling the police to stop this band from playing tonight or any night. Thirty minutes of raw, classic rocking delights with vocals that rasp, grasping with lyrics and spitting them out, an infectious opener that they should never be ignored. Those who missed the set missed a moment of live music, I recommend get to see the support they are the future you could be queuing for next year and across the decade.  A full house of three shot glasses brimming with sparkling rock.

Black Star Riders Entertains The Tramshed CardiffSecond, go at the Tramshed’s music slot machine delivered Gun to the stage. Let It Shine opened the set and the rock gods did shine on everyone in the room as Gun delivered. The Glasgow based quartet were shooting from the hip determined to entertain from the first note to the last. The line-up has changed but the music remains foot stomping Rock n’ Roll that thrills. With Dante Gizzi now out front loving every moment as the lead vocalist.  In the mix the set included songs from across the decades and a new song, She Knows, from forthcoming album out in summer 2017. GUN were pistol sharp shooters tonight blasting their full force through every barrel. We all stamped our feet and joined in with Hold Your Head Up, no one was staring at the floor tonight we were as one focused on the band. Wow, the energy the force of music through the speakers.  What a night to join with bassist Andy Carr and help celebrate his thirtieth birthday with a loud Cardiff cheer. GUN’s guitars gunned the beat, the hooks capturing the vocals their melodic rock captured the audience. The blinding set a prelude to Black Star Riders closed with a rip-roaring rendition of Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) Tonight we partied with another jackpot of Glaswegian tartan rock.

Black Star Riders Entertains The Tramshed Cardiff

A short breather and the packed, crowded, hot Tramshed were ready for the third dose of rock with headliners Black Star Riders.  Opening with Heavy Fire, the title track of the album that is on continuous play on many a rock house turntable. With a lengthy back catalogue, Black Star Riders born out of Thin Lizzy only had one of their tracks The Boys Are Back in Town. They definitely were. The venue was buzzing with red hot rock.  The set had tracks from the latest album, but as important are the favourites that have become part of the legend that BSR are rapidly becoming, with Bloodshot and The Killer Instinct. Tramshed was throbbing with the stamping of feet and the loud reverberation from the Marshall stacks. Dancing With the Wrong Girl had Cardiff singing the chorus before the Celtic branding of their rock appeared with Soldierstown. Ricky Warwick was full of bounding focused energy, happy to be back in Wales in front of an audience that wanted to join in the fun the boys were having on stage. The new tracks fitted into the set perfectly as if they had been played for years and not recent additions to the choice of music to play live. Cold War Love,  Who Rides The Tiger, and Testify or Say Goodbye kept the crowd engaged stamping and demanding more. With Hey Judas from All Hell Breaks Loose, a memory captured of opening for Judas Priest being a highlight. With a sincere plea for music lovers to buy physical copies of music that you can hold and connect with as we were Bound For Glory of live music with Black Star Riders. Closing with Finest Hour, for many this was Tramshed’s finest night of rock to date.  Tonight was loud and full on the fans were in their element. The neutrals from conversations I overheard enjoyed the ride especially the two opening bands. Tonight was definitely a triple jackpot with Black Star Riders delivering with Heavy Fire of rock.

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