Scottish Hard Rock Icons Unveil First Album in Over Seven Years, Teasing Release with Intimate Gig

A testimony to the glory of hard, loud rock, the single is taken from the Scottish squad's forthcoming new album, ‘Hombres’, set for release on 12th April 2024 via...

 

A testimony to the glory of hard, loud rock, the single is taken from the Scottish squad’s forthcoming new album, ‘Hombres’, set for release on 12th April 2024 via Cooking Vinyl. Declared “some of their best songs since Gallus!” by Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris, it is the first album of all new music from the group since 2017’s ‘Favourite Pleasures’, which entered the UK official album chart at #16.
 
Vocalist Dante Gizzi comments of the track:
 
“Boys Don’t Cry is a song about those people who are steeped in a delusion of superiority; they strut through life expecting the world to shower them with favours, oblivious to the reality that humility and genuine effort pave the path to true accomplishment.” 
 
The track is available on all streaming platforms now. Watch its official lyric video here.
 
The thirteen tracks on ‘Hombres’ were recorded and produced by Simon Bloor (Trevor Horn) with mixing by Daryl Thorpe (Foo Fighters) at Morsecode Studios and Strongroom Studio. The record boasts guest vocals from Beverley Skeete (Elton John, Chaka Khan, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash), Mary Pearce (Primal Scream, Lionel Ritchie, Chaka Khan) and Sarah-Jane Skeete (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Bill Wyman) of The Sisterhood on several tracks, as well as a guest performance on the drums from Joe Lazerus of Twin Atlantic.
 
The album is available in multiple formats as both standard and deluxe editions, including on CD, vinyl, and digitally. Pre-order now here.  For an exclusive, limited Blood Records vinyl variant, click here.
 
Dante adds: “Gun have been around for a long time. We’ve done a lot. We’ve released a lot of music. But in some ways it feels like we’re just getting started. We’ve already started writing songs for the next record. We don’t ever want to leave it so long again. This is what we do. We need this band. The pandemic taught us that.”
 
“I think this record did save us,” declares guitarist Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi. “But now I just want to get out there and play the songs to the fans. Not to waste any more time. People need music. They need to dance and have fun. We’ve all suffered too much. Let the good times roll!”
 
Eager fans don’t have long to wait. The group recently announced a number of intimate UK live gigs to preview ‘Hombres’, in addition to some select Scottish dates with both teatime and evening performances once the album’s out. Catch the band at the following locations: 
 
GUN 2024 LIVE DATES
Tue 27th Feb – NUNEATON Queen’s Hall
Wed 28th Feb – BLACKPOOL Waterloo
Thu 29th Feb – LONDON 100 Club
Fri 29th Mar – CRUMLIN (Wales), The Patriot
Thu 25th Apr – MONTROSE Town Hall
Fri 26th Apr – GLASGOW St Lukes (matinee*)
Fri 26th Apr – GLASGOW St Lukes (evening* – sold out)
Sat 27th Apr – DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys (matinee*)

Sat 27th Apr – DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys (evening* – sold out)

Tickets are on sale here: https://gun.tmstor.es/
 
 
Formed in Scotland by guitarist Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi, GUN have achieved 3 UK Top 20 albums and 8 UK Top 40 singles over their lauded career. GUN has toured extensively over the years, criss-crossing the globe with The Rolling Stones, Black Star Riders, The Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, and more, not to mention a slew of memorable festival sets at everything from Steelhouse to Download to Wacken. 2024 looks set to rack up even more miles in fine fashion.
 
The rock ruffians latest release was 2022’s collection of acoustic reworkings, The Calton Songs, which delighted fans and brought further chart success, clocking in at #2 on the Scottish album chart, #6 on the UK indie chart, and #13 on the UK physical albums chart. GUN also received two awards last November; the band was honoured with the Rock Legend award at Hard Rock Hell in Great Yarmouth and the Hard Rock Café Legends award at the Scottish Music Awards, the flagship event for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity.
 
GUN are busy lining up further live dates for 2024, with Maid Of Stone and Firevolt festivals already announced for the summer.
 
GUN’s current lineup consists of original members Dante Gizzi (vocals) & Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi (guitar) along with Paul McManus (drums), Andy Carr (bass) and Ruaraidh “Roo” Macfarlane (guitar).
 
 

About Author

 
Categories
News
HEILUNG’S LIVE SPECTACLE AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER IN MILWAUKEE, WI ON SAT, APRIL 20TH, 2024: AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY OF SOUND, STORY, AND SPIRIT
HEILUNG’S LIVE SPECTACLE AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER IN MILWAUKEE, WI ON SAT, APRIL 20TH, 2024: AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY OF SOUND, STORY, AND SPIRIT

HEILUNG’S LIVE SPECTACLE AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER IN MILWAUKEE, WI ON SAT, APRIL 20TH, 2024: AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY OF SOUND, STORY, AND SPIRIT

Photo Credit: Chris Rugowski

Evergrey - Falling From The Sun

Collateral – Should’ve Known Better – Review

Collateral Releases Third Single ‘Just One Of Those Days’ from Sophomore Album

BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy Push Musical Boundaries with “RATATATA”

Circus Maximus Returns: Fans Await New Music and Tour Dates

RELATED BY

G-TQ58R0YWZE