We’re a couple weeks late with this one, but James and The Cold Gun have put out a blistering new single, ‘It’s Mutual’, the first track from their forthcoming debut EP proper ‘False Start’.
South Wales is presently home to a long-overdue indie resurgence, with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Bandicoot, Boy Azooga, Panic Shack and their ilk putting the region back on the musical map (quite literally with the help of Minty’s Gig Guide), but JATCG are here to remind the world of Cardiff city’s rockist heritage. With a band named borrowed from Queen Kate Bush, sonically the alt-rock duo’s latest track has more in common with The Cribs, Queens of the Stone Age, Pixies, even a smidgen of Jeff Buckley, provoking us punters with a wall of feedback, squealing guitars, cavalcade of loud verses, even louder choruses and a scrumptiously Weezer-ish bridge, gloriously falling apart and collapsing in an ecstatically exhausted heap with a grin on it’s chops when the song’s done.
James and The Cold Gun are touring all over the UK this year. Word is their energetic live show is going down a storm. A few dates follow:
Weds 16th Mar – Glasgow, Garage w/ Creeper
Fri 18th Mar – Leeds, Beckett Students Union w/ Creeper
Sat 19th Mar – Manchester. O2 Ritz w/ Creeper
Sat 9 Apr – Bristol O2 Academy w/ Elvana
Sun 10 Apr – Oxford O2 Academy w/ Elvana
… and loads more.
Check out their bandcamp for ticket info and full touring schedule.
‘It’s Mutual’ was released on 2nd March 2022 and the ‘False Start’ EP will be released on April 26th 2022 through Gallows‘ label Venn Records and Seattle-based Loosegroove Records owned by Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard.
The record’s available to pre-order on green vinyl over at their bandcamp also alongside a bunch of bundles and other great stuff. Check out the video for ‘It’s Mutual’ below: