There’s a reason Sound of Gun’s front man Andy Metcalfe’s not allowed to enter the crowd surfing contest the band set fans ahead of their sold out gig at Glasgow’s legendary King Tuts, quite simply the now seasoned pro has an unfair advantage over all other competitors. This mere technicality however doesn’t prevent Metcalfe from participating encouraging members of the crowd at every opportunity to breathe the same rebellion and defy the venues strict no crowd surfing policy. Of course they oblige and the onslaught begins not letting up until Metcalfe departs taking with him the venue’s clear, but ineffective crowd surfers will be ejected sign.
This last gig in the short, but very sweet mini tour was another greeted with sheer excitement all round. Whilst many Scottish fans may have been initially introduced to the band via touring pals The View they’ve now clearly established themselves as Sound of Guns fans in their own right packing out the venue as soon as doors permitted. With strong support from The Craybees and Lost City Soul the line up certainly made for more than your average Sunday night’s entertainment. Whilst the snow may have been falling outside both bands ensured things were hotting up inside before Sound of Guns proceeded to well and truly set the place alight.
Cling filmed pedal boards at the ready the Liverpool rockers took to the stage for another electrifying fifteen song set once more treating fans to new tracks Boneyard and Lost both of which like the shows before were unsurprisingly met with rapturous applause. Both tracks apparently still in the early stages of production are already clear favourites with the fans. If the band are to be believed and these are simply early demos then we could be in for Sound of Guns strongest album yet as these are merely two of thirty plus songs the band have ready and waiting.
Dedicating track 106 to the travelling fans it’s clear to see why the band have built up a strong following these are exciting times for Sound of Guns with two successful albums under their belt, regularly selling out headline shows and supporting established bands such as Stereophonics and Feeder. Whilst track Flash of Light may claim “there is no future here” this certainly isn’t the case for this band, whilst a small part of me wants to keep them all to myself it’s evident intimate gigs such as this one will soon become a thing of the past Sound of Guns are destined to sell out arena tours my only surprise is they haven’t done so already.
Fi Carroll aka @Dirtyroknroller