Starting life as a three piece punk band from Bradford, England the guys of Gentleman’s pistols soon jumped ship to neighbouring town Leeds. Whereupon, they shifted themselves away from their cruder sonic roots to create a more significantly guitar driven sound with the addition of a fourth member.
From The Sweet to Deep Purple, James (Atkinson, vocals) had identified a sound that he wanted to give life to with the band, with a shared musical taste the guys soon put out a few 7 inch singles in 2006.
The following year saw Gentlemen’s Pistols release a self titled album through new label Rise Above records and quickly hit the rock headlines, sending ripples through a tired music industry in the UK.
With a second album ‘At Her Majesties Pleasure’ and the recruitment of Bill Steer into the band the four-piece from ‘oop North successfully toured around Europe, hitting the road hard with Scissorfight, Witchcraft, Circulus, Firebird, Leaf Hound and Saviours amongst others.
Released in October the album sees the guys move forward with not just melodic guitar hooks but genuine vocal power and prowess.
The first single from the album can be heard below. Tune in this week as I catch up with founding member and frontman James to chat about the new album and the development of Gentleman’s Pistols.
01. The Searcher
02. Devil’s Advocate On Call
03. Time Wasters
04. Private Rendezvous
05. Stress And Confusion
01. Personal Fantasy Wonderland
02. Lady Teaser
03. Dazzle Drizzler
04. Coz Of You
05. Hustler’s Row