It’s only rock and roll, but we like it. The trouble is there’s not much of it around at the
moment, is there? Plastic pop stars and glorified karaoke singers are all the rage and good,
old-fashioned, down and dirty guitar music has died a death.
Until now, that is…. Things are about to change with the arrival of Gun Club Cemetery – the
new three-piece band fronted by former Hurricane#1 singer Alex Lowe.
With their debut three-track EP, Take Me Down Again, out now, Gun Club Cemetery (Alex Lowe
– vocals and guitar-percussion, Steve Ransome-Keys Piano.
For Alex, it’s the chance to be back where he belongs, fronting a no-frills, no-nonsense rock
and roll band. “It feels amazing. I really like playing solo, but to be on stage with a group of
friends is the best feeling in the world,” he says. “I want Gun Club Cemetery to be a great
band and to stick together through thick and thin. Since Hurricane#1 split up, I played with so
many time wasting musicians – I got sick to death of it. I just want to make it work, make
some cool records and get out on the road.”
It couldn’t be simpler than that and the new EP certainly is a cool record. From the gorgeous
country-rock balladry of the title track, which recalls The Faces, to the infectious retro guitar
pop of Dead Man’s Tongue and the full-on, dirty, snarling rock and roll of The Hollow Face Of
A Shallow Man. Think Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets The Stones.
The new EP will be followed by the release of the band’s debut album, which will be out later
this year. Live dates in the UK and Europe are also planned for 2013.
So, how will Gun Club Cemetery fit into the current music scene?
“Is there a music scene? To be honest, I don’t listen to anything except The Beatles, The
Stones and Crowded House,” says Alex.
Like we said, it's only rock and roll….
Gun Club Cemetery’s debut EP Take Me Down Again available to download on iTunes &
Amazon. Tracks: Take Me Down Again, Dead Man’s Tongue & The Hollow Face of a Shallow Man
The debut self titled album will be released through Alan McGee's new label 359 Music and Cherry Red Records on 11th November 2013!! Get On It Folks!!!