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16th June 2017

rock meets classic

Gun are to release their seventh studio album, 'Favourite Pleasures', on September 15th. The record was made in the band's own Morse Code studios in Paisley.

"We wanted to go back to our rockier roots and I think we've achieved that," says frontman Dante Gizzi.

"Gun will always have tons of melody – over the years that's been instilled in us and it's what we love and we love playing those songs live – but I think with this one, we've become tougher.

"I'm also looking forward to playing Glasgow's Barrowland, The Electric Ballroom in London and the Academy in Manchester – we have had great gigs at all these venues and it's two years since we played the Barrowlands – a venue we were born to play."

And Dante is quick to offer credit where it's due:

"The introduction of new guitarist Tommy Gentry has added so much more to the band and to the sound, and it's a welcome change," he says. "This is the toughest album we've done in a while. It's up there with 'Swagger' and 'Taking On The World'.

"These songs mean so much to us and now that they're ready, we can't wait for people to hear them and see them live." asserts Dante. "Of course, we'll be playing the hits, but these songs stand up to those and then some."

rock meets classic

The first song out of the traps is the album's title track, which you can hear below. As told by Dante, with a glint of mischief in his eye:

"The title was inspired by a friend of ours who was into S&M, big time, and it was a side of him that not many people knew about. He'd go on tour working with us, and whatever his weekly per diem was, it would be spent in a day on hookers and sex shows the moment we hit Amsterdam and Hamburg and all those places.

"Those were his favourite pleasures... mine are a lot different from that."

From the pile-driving opener 'She Knows' to the infectious, glam-stomping of 'Here's Where I Am', this is the Gun you know and love.

But there's a new Gun here too - 'The Boy Who Fooled The World', resplendent in naked honesty, is a little-seen look at another side of the band as they go back to a time of innocent ambition, hungry to break out and seize the world.

'Favourite Pleasures' tracklist:
She Knows
Here's Where I Am
Favourite Pleasures
Take Me Down
Silent Lovers
Black Heart
Without You In My Life
Tragic Heroes
Go To Hell
The Boy Who Fooled The World

Catch Gun live:
Saturday 17th June: Stone Free Festival, The O2, London
Saturday 2nd December: Glasgow Barrowland (Headline Show) Friday 8th December: Manchester Club Academy (Co-Headline with InMe) Saturday 9th December: London Electric Ballroom (Co-Headline with InMe)


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