Going out with a bang: Sound of Guns fire off details of new album and 2012 UK tour - tickets now

Posted: 17th January 2012

Anthemic rock is a description that befits many bands around at the moment, none more so than Liverpudlians, Sound of Guns. Since 2008, the young outfit have hammered out an array of singles and a debut album, 'What Came From Fire', issued in 2010, mixed by U2 and The Verve boffin Chris Potter. After garnering interest from various radio stations, such as XFM and BBC Radio 1's Greg James, the lads attracted a modest following, enough to keep them in jeans and t-shirts at least.

2012 could prove to be a turning-point though, especially after issuing the ridiculously catchy 'Silicon' from the 2011 EP of the same name. As you'll hear from our video preview to the right, Sound of Guns sound bigger and better than 'Breakwater', their last single release, reviewed by our own Alex Litton who proclaimed the band's efforts with the instruction to, er, 'stick this single on and play loud - on repeat'. Precisely. This one demands the same - with more 'repeats'.

The EP has acted as a pre-cursor to new album, 'Angels and Enemies', due out on 5th March and resplendent with ten tracks of power-rock (including 'Silicon'). To give the album a wee plug, Sound of Guns will be hitting the road at around the same time, starting in Newcastle on 6th March, followed by Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Brighton and many more until their biggest show to date in Liverpool on 21st April (after a few weeks post-tour break). Tickets are on sale for under £10!!

Prior to all of this, however, Sound of Guns are heading up a show as part of the Next Big Thing 2012 series of shows, with this one taking place at the Camden Barfly on 2nd February. Incredibly, this gig with St. Spirit and The Fractures, and priced at just £10, is still available. Sound of Guns (go for it!).

Paul Pledger