Gun Shoot For EP Release In November
Gun are aiming to release a five-track EP in time for their November/December UK tour.
As yet untitled, it’s the first new music from the band since 1997′s 0141 632 6326 album.
“We didn’t want to be seen as just a nostalgia act,” vocalist Toby Jepson told Classic Rock. “This band always had in the back of our minds the determination to go on and make new music. So that people would understand that aren’t content to live in the past.”
Guitarist Joolz Gizzi believes this EP will reinvent the band.
“When you hear songs like Pop Killer [a possible title for the record] and Let Your Hair Down… well, people will realise that we can compete with anyone in the modern world. And we don’t feel any pressure to have success any more. There are no record labels telling us what to do, how to sound. We make all the decisions.”
Gun (Jepson, Gizzi, bassist Dante Gizzi and drummer Gordon McNeil) intend to play all five new songs on the upcoming tour, one to which they’re looking forward.
“We love playing the sort of sweaty clubs we’re now doing. It suits us,” says Gizzi. “And we’re attracting a lot of younger fans, as well as the older ones.”
“The thing is that anything’s now possible in the music world,” explains Jepson. “A lot of musicians I know moan about the way the business has changed. To us, it offers real opportunities, because you’ve the freedom to do what you want. Next year we might do an album, or another EP – the great thing is that it’s totally down to how we feel.”
Jepson is determined not to dwell in the past. So much so that he doesn’t see much likelihood of a reunion for his former band, Little Angels.
“To me that’s over and done. I want to move on. I’m always getting asked about us getting back together, especially by promoters. But I have no interest. Mind you, I would never say never. If there was a genuine reason to do it, and it involved all five of us… well, maybe that would be different. But right now, it’s Gun that concerns me.”
For further details and a full list of upcoming tour dates, go to www.gunofficial.co.uk