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GUN Album 'Favourite Pleasures' Released September 15

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Friday, September 15, 2017
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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'FAVOURITE PLEASURES' – RELEASED SEPTEMBER 15 VIA CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL and ANNOUNCE DECEMBER LIVE DATES / CO HEADLINE SHOWS WITH INME
 
GUN's seventh studio album, 'Favourite Pleasures' – out on September 15 - stands proudly alongside the very best of their work. The band will be showcasing tracks from the album in 3 live dates in December.
 
Informed by a back-to-basics approach tempered by an innate sense for melody, the record was made in the band's own Morse Code studios in Paisley. It's an album that dances on a knife-edge, one that can turn on a single note from the raw pain of emotions hitting the rocks, to an unbridled celebration of hedonism.
 
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. They don't hold back and neither will you.
 
'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 annd 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 Barrowlands, The Electric Ballroom in London and the Academy in Manchester – we have had great gigs at all these venues and it's 2 years since we played the Barrowlands – a venue which we were born to play'
 
Dante is also 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.'
 
He's not wrong. Across the album's ten tracks are songs that encompass all that's good and great about GUN – melodies, instantly memorable riffs and an unabashed, unrestrained desire to rock out. These songs are truly their Favourite Pleasures – and soon they'll be yours. 
The first song out of the traps is the album's title track, played exclusively on Planet Rock on 12th June. 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,' confides Dante. '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.'
Dante quickly adds: 'Those were his favourite pleasures… mine aree a lot different from that.'
 
Favourite Pleasures Track List:
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:
JUNE
17th Stone Free Festival, The O2, London
DECEMBER
2nd Glasgow Barrowlands (Headline Show)
8th Manchester Academy 3 (Co-Headline with InMe)
9th London Electric Ballroom (Co-Headline with InMe)
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Tue
13
Jun

GUN - "Favourite Pleasures" (Audio)

 
GUN's new album is out 15th September. 'Favourite Pleasures' is currently exclusively available to pre-order from the GUN store on CD, cassette, vinyl and all sorts of limited edition formats and wonderful bundles. The band will also be taking their new music on the road this December for headline shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London. You can pre-order albums and tickets for those shows now via the GUN store: http://po.st/storeFB
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Mon
08
Sep

GUN Announce 'Taking On The World' 25th Anniversary Edition

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album, GUN are pleased to announce the reissue release of “Taking On The World” on October 27th 2014. The reissue consists of three discs, including original album, B-sides, rarities and BBC sessions.
 
GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gave them an edge over their peers during the late-80s. Formed in Glasgow by the Gizzi brothers, they came to re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll genre. In September 2010, “Taking On The World” was included in Classic Rock magazine's list of the 150 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time. Kerrang Magazine gave the album 5K, stating The brilliance of Taking On The World Comes As No Surprise while Phil Alexander called it …pop rock at its finest.
 
“Taking On The World” marked a milestone in the Scottish band’s history, selling more than 60K in the UK alone and the single “Better Days” charted in the UK top 40.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since we recorded ‘Taking On The World’ in Park Lane Studios. Like all bands that first start out recording their debut album we had no inhibitions, not needing to worry about retaining any level of success as we hadn’t been there before, we just wanted to record an album that WE wanted to make. So proud of what we achieved with that album and just so happy that it’s been given a proper re-release.
- Vocalist Dante Gizzi
 
Disc 1 - Taking On The World
Disc 2 - B-Sides
Disc 3 - BBC Sessions (Friday Rock Show, Nicky Campbell session, Mark Goodier session)
 
 
Tracks
Disc 1
1
Better Days
 
2
The Feeling Within
 
3
Inside Out
 
4
Money (Everybody Loves Her)
 
5
Taking On The World
 
6
Shame On You
 
7
Can’t Get Any Lower
 
8
Something I Believe In
 
9
Girls In Love
 
10
I Will Be Waiting
 
Tracks
Disc 2
1
Prime Time
 
2
Dance
 
3
When You Love Somebody
 
4
Coming Home
 
5
Better Days (Live)
 
6
Back To Where We Started
 
7
Where Do We Go?
 
8
Don’t Believe A Word
 
9
Better Days (12” Mix)
 
10
Shame On You (Remixed by Andy Taylor)
 
11
Money (Everybody Loves Her) (Extended Version)
 
Tracks
Disc 3
1
Shame On You
 
2
Better Days
 
3
Coming Home
 
4
Taking On The World
 
5
Shame On You
 
6
I Will Be Waiting
 
7
Something I Believe In
 
8
Taking On The World
 
9
Something I Believe In
 
10
Can’t Get Any Lower
 
11
Coming Home
 
12
Taking On The World

 

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