Gun Club Cemetery
“I never knew Alex wrote ballads till last year – it’s interesting musically, his journey. They’re very big and beautiful songs, which is a hard thing to create. For an ex-boxer, he writes great ballads.”
– Alan McGee
Gun Club Cemetery love their good old-fashioned, down and dirty guitar music but like the bands who have inspired them – The Faces and The Stones among others – they can also turn their hands to a sensitive, heart-rending piano ballad. The band are fronted by Perth-based ex-Hurricane #1 singer Alex Lowe (vocals and guitar), alongside Mancunian Nick Repton (bass), who’d previously played with Bonehead in The Vortex, and Colin Ward from Nottingham (drums). The band formed just over a year ago.
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. I just want to make it work, make some cool records and get out on the road.”
“Gun Club Cemetery have started to get a little following together on Twitter, The Moons again, and Little Barrie, they’ve got some good singles. They’re the bands I’m backing“.
– Sir Bradley Wiggins
“I met Alex a few years back and we kept in touch by email for four years,” explains Nick. “I moved to Greece then came back after Alex decided to form Gun Club Cemetery. I was instantly hooked on Alex’s music. Then we drafted Colin, in someone I’d known for a few years.” GCC have already kicked up a storm with a self-produced digital EP and despite having been holed up in the studio for yonks, they have attracted praise from the great and the good. Their forthcoming self-titled album for 359, due out in November, boasts some infectious retro guitar grooves, with an occasional nod towards the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Alex’s new-found love of Americana – Townes Van Zandt, Tom Petty, 50’s rockabilly, The Buffalo Killers – can also be heard in GCC’s music.
“Gun Club Cemetery are a cool new combo, with one of my fave singers and my fave bass players. I’d definitely put some of my hard-earned wedge on them being the ones to kick the British scene’s back doors in over the coming months. Lock up your daughters. And your wives!”
– Clint Boon
Gun Club Cemetery is scheduled for release in November and you can digitally pre-order the lead single. “Needle Aside” on iTunes here. Find them on: