Following the release of new single 'Silicon' through Distiller Records, Sound Of Guns announce their biggest tour to date in support of new album 'Angels And Enemies', which drops March 5th. Recorded at the Distillery in Bath, the album was produced by Dave Eringa who has previously worked with The Manic Street Preachers and Ocean Colour Scene.
Having already secured a headline slot at HMV's Next Big Thing in February 2012 and being nominated for the 2011 XFM New Music Award, Sound Of Guns kicked off the new year with support from XFM's Mary Anne Hobbs, a slot on her evening playlist, Single of the Week on Rich Walters XFM show and BBC Radio 1 support from Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens.
Discovered by BBC Introducing, Sound of Guns have developed as a band since releasing their debut album 'What Came From Fire', which was one of the ten albums shortlisted for the 2011 XFM's New Music Award. Having now crafted ten new and original tracks for 'Angels And Enemies', Sound of Guns have their sights set once again at the top.
The journey for Sound of Guns has been far from dull. Since forming, the band have gone from having their guitars stolen, studio burnt to the ground to being surrounded by armed police (a misunderstanding after a local at a gig heard the band talking about 'guns'). More recently they have toured with The View, performed at Radio One's Big Weekend, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and recorded at the legendary BBC Maida Vale studios
Sound Of Guns are not afraid to appeal to the masses. With the support of Mary Anne Hobbs, Radio One heavyweights and bands including Everything Everything, Miles Kane, The Courteeners and Delphic, it's now time for Sound of Guns to take centre stage.
Tickets are on sale now and available through HMV Tickets. European dates to be announced for April.
SOUND OF GUNS 2012 UK TOUR
March 6 - Newcastle Academy 2
March 7 - Glasgow King Tuts
March 8 - Inverness Ironworks
March 9 - Aberdeen Tunnels
March 10 - Dundee Doghouse
March 13 - Manchester Roadhouse
March 14 - Dublin Academy 2
March 15 - Belfast University (Radar)
March 16 - Sheffield Leadmill
March 17 - Leeds Cockpit
March 19 - Nottingham Bodega
March 20 - Cardiff Moon
March 21 - Birmingham Hare & Hounds
March 23 - Brighton Hydrant
March 24 - Southampton Unit
April 21 - Liverpool O2 Academy 1