earMUSIC, Edel´s international rock label (home of artists such as BUSH, AVA, SKUNK ANANSIE, CHICKENFOOT, FOREIGNER, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE OCTOBER and many others) is announced one of the rock and roll comebacks of the year. After a 14 year break, Scottish rockers GUN released their new album in July 2012.
Their debut album, 1989’s “Taking On The World, heralded GUN’s arrival on the music scene. The band became one of the UK’s best loved rock acts and toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Simple Minds, Bryan Adams and Def Leppard. With critically acclaimed albums, eight Top 40 singles, awards and line up changes under their belt, GUN decided to call it a day in 1998. Fast forward 10 years to 2008 which saw GUN being awarded with the prestigious Nordoff Robbins Tartan Clef award for ‘Scotland’s Best Live Band’, leading to the band reuniting to an enthusiastic response.
The new album “Break The Silence” is produced by Dave Eringa, the mastermind behind artists such as The Manic Street Preachers and Idlewild. The collaboration resulted in a perfect balance between a modern approach and a vintage energy reminding at times of The Stooges or early Stones – the perfect sonic dress for Gun´s inspired and versatile songwriting. Not just another exercise in nostalgia, but an album that “had to be made”, made of songs that were too good not to be heard.
Gun fans will certainly agree it was worth the wait: the eleven songs forming the new album reminds of some of the greatest rock albums. No fillers, power and energy, refined and rough at the same time.
Gun´s singer Dante says ‘It’s great to be back and we’re really pleased to be working with earMUSIC. We’ve always felt we had unfinished business as GUN and we couldn’t be happier with the tracks we have on our new album! We can’t wait for people to hear it and we can’t wait to be out on the road again!’
Fresh from a show stopping performance at Download Festival 2012, GUN are set to tour Europe with The Cult. The band have also just announced further UK gigs. Full 2012 UK gigs so far are
Saturday 28th July 2012 Steelhouse Festival, Wales www.steelhousefestival.com
Friday 14th Glasgow, Barrowlands (with The Cult)
Saturday 15th The Railway, Ipswich
Sunday 16th Academy 2, Oxford
Tickets for headline dates cost £10 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk