The cat’s out of the bag. After a teaser Facebook campaign, GUN, along with our very own Irish ex-pat guitarist Johnny McGlynn from Boyle, have released a brand new single. Their take on the Hot Chocolate classic ‘Every 1’s A Winner’ is out now via Caroline. Once again GUN are putting their stamp on a track well outside their comfort zone, and doing it with style.
The choice of track emerged from a rehearsal studio jam. While waiting for the others to arrive Jools starting playing the riff – as other band members turned up, the song took shape and by the end of the rehearsal the decision was made. The finished version is a rockier version of the seventies classic with additional backing vocals.
‘Every 1’s A Winner’ is set to be included on a digital re-release of their latest album ‘Frantic’ on September 25th, along with the ‘East End EP’, which was released as a fan only CD earlier this year. To support the release, the band has announced an extensive run of UK dates for the autumn (see below).
GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gave them an edge over their peers. Formed in Glasgow by the Gizzi brothers, they came to re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll genre, and were recognised with numerous plaudits and awards, including the first ever MTV Europe Music Award for Best Cover. Over the years the band have toured the world with acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Simple Minds, Bryan Adams and Def Leppard.