Gazelle - Guilt Trip Gun | Song Review

 Gazelle are a Leicester based Rock 'n' Roll band. The band consists of Ryan Dunn (Vocals/Guitar), Ben Gooch (Guitar), Richard Sorbi (Bass), Danny Wright (Drums). They are 'four working class lads uninspired by today's music charts writing real music. Brought together by a mutual love of British Subculture' says their Facebook bio.

They have released their new single called 'Guilt Trip Gun' and it is available to download and stream from all major download and streaming outlets on the 22nd March 2019. All proceeds will be donated to The Royal British Legion.

This song is really good and the music video is even better. Through out the song there are references to the first World War which is where the music video is based/set. It gives the song a historian feel which I think is quite unique and such a clever idea. The concept, the vocals and the sound this song has really shows how talented this group is.

Rock 'n' Roll isn't usually the kind of music I listen too but I love this song. Each artist has a different take on their chosen genre and Gazelle has really made it their own. Certainly a group to look out for! I can see this song being featured within a series on mainstream television - or even within a film.

I got the chance to have a little Q&A session with Gazelle about their new single 'Guilt Trip Gun':

So, how long have you known each other? When did the group form?

The band have been together for couple of years now, id met Danny a few times out and about on the piss  in Leicester but didn't know he played the drums till just before the band got together. We then got in touch with Ben and [Richard] Sorb over social media and we've been stuck with each other ever since!!

What was the inspiration behind your song ‘Guilt Trip Gun’?

Guilt Trip Gun is a song about making choices and going through with them even though you know you maybe shouldn't sometimes! There's a couple of references to the first world war included in the lyrics so I thought it would be a fitting tribute to dedicate the video to those who served. It's something I'm quite passionate about so it was a brilliant experience for to get a glimpse of how they would have lived in the trenches (minus the horrors they had to endure of course).

How would you describe your music to people who haven’t heard it before?

I find it hard to pin point. We've had a few people on this tour that have said we have hints of an early Courteeners or The Rifles in our sound but I just think we sound like us.. I always say we never set out for a certain sound but I think were maturing all the time and evolving as a band. Our most recent recordings have come along way since our first Demo EP. We're experimenting a lot more with different instruments these days in the studio.

What was the writing/recording process like for ‘Guilt Trip Gun’?

I tend to write the tunes acoustically at home then I'll take them into the rehearsal room  for the boys to get their hands on and we'll mess about with them till we're happy before taking them to the studio. Even at that point we still come up with little riffs or changes.

What would you like to achieve in the next 5 years?

It seems like we've gone up a level recently...Obviously we want to be as big as possible or there would be no point doing it in my eyes. The tunes are there. We've just gotta keep working and doing what we do.

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