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GUN drop new single ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ 

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Rock stalwarts GUN have today dropped their latest, red hot single; a sleazy, easy groove titled “Boys Don’t Cry“.

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 April 12th, 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, “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 or by clicking below. 

The thirteen tracks on ninth studio effort Hombres were recorded and produced by Simon Bloor (Trevor Horn) with mixing by Daryl Thorpe (Foo Fighters). 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 smiles, “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.”

Hombres track list

Standard edition

  1. All Fired Up
  2. Boys Don’t Cry
  3. Take Me Back Home
  4. Fake Life
  5. Falling
  6. You Are What I Need
  7. Never Enough
  8. Don’t Hide Your Fears Tonight
  9. Lucky Guy
  10. A Shift In Time

Deluxe edition

  1. Coming Back To You
  2. Wrong To Be Right
  3. Pride

“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 gigs to preview Hombres, in addition to some select Scottish dates with both teatime and evening performances once the album’s out.

Tickets are on sale now for all events via https://gun.tmstor.es/.

* doors will open at 5pm for the matinee performance and 8pm for the evening, with the band expected onstage approximately an hour later for an hour-long set.

GUN are busy lining up further live dates for 2024, with Maid Of Stone and Firevolt festivals already announced for the summer.

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 in November 2022; 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.

Besides the release of new record Hombres on April 12th, 2024 also marks the 30th anniversary of GUN’s silver-certified, third album Swagger, which stormed into the official UK album chart at #5 and spawned 4 UK Top 40 singles including smash-hit cover “Word Up” (#8), “Don’t Say It’s Over” (#19), “The Only One” (#29), and “Something Worthwhile” (#39). Their boisterous version of Cameo’s “Word Up” also earnt the group their first MTV Europe Music Award.

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).

Stream #BoysDontCry by Gun: https://GunBand.lnk.to/BDC, and pre-order the upcoming NEW album ‘Hombres’ https://GunBand.lnk.to/HombresYo, out 12th April 2024.

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