GUN announce their seventh studio album ‘Favourite Pleasures’, to be released via Caroline International on September 15th 2017. Standing proudly alongside the very best of their work, the first song out of the traps is the album’s title track, played exclusively on Planet Rock yesterday. 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 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 2 years since we played the Barrowlands – a venue we were born to play“