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Live Gig Video: Sound of Guns perform ‘Sometimes’ in the Richard Goodall Gallery for Manchester Scenewipe

By on Tuesday, 10th April 2012 at 4:00 pm

Here’s an rather unusual location for a live video filming. Sound of Guns recently performed an acoustic version of ‘Sometimes’ in the confines of the hallowed Richard Goodall Gallery, and Manchester Scenewipe was there to commit everything to tape.



In the Post #84: Sound of Guns – Sometimes

By on Monday, 20th February 2012 at 12:00 pm

‘Sometimes’ is the latest music video from Liverpool’s Sound of Guns. The video has a very defined storyline, featuring some acts of violence and more action scenes. This was the first time of my encountering and listening to Sound of Guns, and to be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed by the song. My ears recognised the style as ‘generic guitar music’ and just left it there. In short: it isn’t gripping. It feels like this genre has been explored far too many times before and that you could easily pinpoint many a band blindfolded and find them playing music sharing the same style.

Though having said so, I can see why fans will adore this song, it features the classic rock n’ roll drum patterns and also somewhat coarse (again, rather commonplace rock ‘n’ roll) vocals. It might be the cup of tea of some but certainly not mine.

The video is definitely for fans of action movies. The music fits the video very well and it feels like watching a movie trailer more than a music video, which is a good thing, because I think the video-and-song combination is much better than the track itself.

‘Sometimes’ is taken from the band’s upcoming album ‘Angles And Enemies’, out on 5th March via Distiller Records.



Sound of Guns / March and April 2012 UK/Irish Tour

By on Friday, 10th February 2012 at 3:00 pm

Sound of Guns have announced their biggest tour to date, touring many venues in the UK and Ireland in support of their upcoming album ‘Angles and Enemies’ which is due to be released on the 5th of March. Tickets are on sale now.

Tuesday 6th March 2012 – Newcastle Academy 2
Wednesday 7th March 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts
Thursday 8th March 2012 – Inverness Ironworks
Friday 9th March 2012 – Aberdeen Tunnels
Saturday 10th March 2012 – Dundee Doghouse
Tuesday 13th March 2012 – Manchester Roadhouse
Wednesday 14th March 2012 – Dublin Academy 2
Thursday 15th March 2012 – Belfast University (Radar)
Friday 16th March 2012 – Sheffield Leadmill
Saturday 17th March 2012 – Leeds Cockpit
Monday 19th March 2012 – Nottingham Bodega
Tuesday 20th March 2012 – Cardiff Moon
Wednesday 21st March 2012 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Friday 23rd March – Brighton Hydrant
Saturday 24th March 2012 – Southampton Unit
Saturday 21st April 2012 – Liverpool O2 Academy


Review: Sound of Guns – Architects

By on Monday, 8th June 2009 at 12:00 pm

Claiming you’re influenced by a selection of bands as wide as The Verve, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Led Zeppelin, The Walkmen, The Rolling Stones and The Doors means one of two things: 1) you’re a pretty interesting tribute band or 2) you credit all the above and have a great, unique sound.

Thankfully Liverpool’s Sound of Guns‘ new single, Architechts, does number 2 on that list – with all of the above bands influence noticeable, they come out sounding like The Music would if they’d had a better second album. The lead single is a pounding, drum driven hazy affair, full of anthemic power chords that just needs to be played in some murky toilet venue. Vocalist Andrew Metcalfe’s vocals are nice and prominent too, which I like – all too often they get buried at the bottom of the mix.

B-Side “Magnesium Seas” is a more mundane affair, more of a Kasabian album track material, quality but not lead single material.

7.5 / 10.

Sound of Guns’ new single, Architechts is out today (8th June 2009) on Distiller Records.


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