Return of the Living Gunn

Shocking. It’s been three months since our last website update. That’s rubbish and I apologise. (Actually, the gigs and press pages get updated regularly, but my apology still stands.) So, what’s been going on? Lots of course! I’ll start from the beginning of the year shall I?

Firstly, to answer a recurring question. Yes, Danny Gunn is back behind the drumkit full time and we couldn’t be happier. We had a mutual “parting of the ways” back in September of last year, with the door always open for him to return if his circumstances changed and although we carried on full steam ahead without him, it was just never quite the same…. We gigged with, auditioned and had a few meetings with various drummers, but STILL nothing felt quite right. Danny stood in for us at our first gig of 2012, and immediately afterwards it was 100% clear that he was and is the only man for this job. Thankfully, he agreed too and a short discussion later, he was back where he belongs! His only condition, was that I, Jamie Delerict, apologise to him in public at our next show. So I swallowed my pride, tucked my tail between my legs and did just that. Unfortunately for me, somebody filmed it….

So far this year we’ve played some great gigs in Nottingham, Derby, Pontypridd (Special thanks to Nick Barrie for being a TREMENDOUS Danny Gunn substitute!), Ilkeston and Birmingham, but the main priority for us has been finishing the debut album. Slowly but surely, we’re getting there and in fact we’re almost done! The mixing process has already begun, so we’re still on target for a June release date.

We also spent a weekend in February shooting a new video for “Burn This City Down”. (Cutting short my run on the Misfits European Tour and leaving early!) If you enjoyed the “Never Gonna Stop” promo, you’re going to love this one too. We decided that we wanted more of the same, only BIGGER! Naturally, we recruited Free Running Films again, but instead of just the band and a “Hot Russian Spy”, we had a 30 strong cast appear with us FDCs. Each cast member was hand-picked for their part because we really wanted to say “thankyou” to some friends and fans who have supported the band over the last 18 months. What transpired was a hybrid of Scorsese gangster films, Film Noir and….The Jerky Boys! Expect the video out in mid-April.

Speaking of “Burn This City Down”, we’re very pleased to announce that to celebrate Record Store Day on April 21st, we’ll be releasing our first ever slab of vinyl. It’s going to be a split 7″ with Acey Slade & the Dark Party and will be a co-release between Delerict Records and TrashPit. It will be a super-limited edition of only 500 pieces pressed onto red vinyl and once they’re gone, they’re gone. NEVER to be repressed. The record will be available for pre-order at midnight on the 1st April, so check back then! JD.