Guns on the Roof hail from Leeds, England and pull their influences from the record collections of their parents from seventies and early eighties punk, combined with modern day American bands such as Green Day and Rancid. They released their debut album " Pure Punk Rock Therapy " in late 2005 and imediately created an impression in the U.K. scene. 2008 has seen great success with the "Last Orders" video being selected for The Riot Show on MTV 2 and air play on The Mike Davies Show on BBC radio 1, Bruce Dickinson Rock Show on BBC radio 6, XFM and The Punk Radio Cast. October sees the highly anticipated release of their new album " New Frustration " which is already recieving outstanding reviews. GOTR are one of the U.K’s hardest working bands, over the past two years they have clocked up thousands of touring miles and supported established bands such as Rancid, The Misfits, Stiff Little Fingers, Dead Kennedys, The Anti Nowhere League, Spunge, U.K. Subs, The Briggs and The Meteors to name but a few. The bands passion and excitement coupled with their youthful energy has won them an increasing fan base wherever they play. This is the next generation of U.K. punk. They are Guns on the Roof.
Bretty - Vocals
Danny Sharp - Guitar and vocals
Marc Miles - Bass and vocals
Joe Sefton - Drums and vocals
Demized (EP) - May 2005 - Abrasive U.K.
Pure Punk Rock Therapy (Album) - July 2005 - Abrasive U.K.
Last Night (single) - September 2007 GOTR Records
New Frustration (Album) 2008 Glory Glory Records
4/5 in Big Cheese
The new single Last Night gets 4 out of 5 in the December issue of Big Cheese Magazine.
GOTR - Watch out for in 2008
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Carven and Steve from Distorted Magazine both have GOTR in their top 5 bands to watch out for in 200...Carven and Steve from Distorted Magazine both have GOTR in their top 5 bands to watch out for in 2008.
PURE PUNK ROCK THERAPY REVIEW
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Guns on the Roof Pure Punk Rock Therapy Abrasive U.K-2005 Christopher Duda (SugarBuzz Toro...Guns on the Roof
Pure Punk Rock Therapy
Christopher Duda (SugarBuzz Toronto)
Guns guns a-shaking in terror
Guns guns killing in error
Guns guns guilty hands
Guns guns shatter the lands-excerpt from “Guns on the Roof” by The Clash
Guns on the Roof named after the great Clash song are a perfect culmination of bands from the current era of radio friendly punk like Rancid and Green Day, combined with classic British punk bands like the previously mentioned -The Clash.
It would not be a far stretch to call them England’s answer to Rancid. Guns on the Roof understand that melody can make the difference between an average song and one that gives ya that Doc Marten to the side of the head.
The fact that the average age of the band is 18 makes no difference in the overall composition of the songs or message that they convey. They hardly come off as your average eighteen-year-old fuck wad. Therefore, anyone who says differently would probably get the wagging two fingers and a curled lip sod off.
These gents can play and take an old sound and inject it full of energy. Kind of like rehydrating a decaying corpses hand for forensic reasons; so that fingerprints can be obtained. Okay so I have watched one too many unsolved crime shows. Fucking sue me! Totally catchy sing along punk rock. Now, buy me a pint!
Bristol Junction 7/7/06
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BRISTOL JUNCTION 7/7/06 WITH DEMOB GUNS ON THE ROOF,thats a Clash song right,this 4 piece all we...BRISTOL JUNCTION 7/7/06 WITH DEMOB
GUNS ON THE ROOF,thats a Clash song right,this 4 piece all wear spray-painted white shirts...like the Clash,they give 100% from start to finish..like the Clash,guess who they sound like??? well! actually,no they don't,I'm not sure who they sound like but they do give loads of energy,not just in the performance but also in their songs much like the Clash but these guys aren't mere copyists they do have a few ideas of their own but the over riding thing is that they are an exciting band to watch,they are confident without tipping the scales into arrogance,the singer can hold a note and they can play their instruments and gel together professionally as a band but they don't drift into Green Day territory by just knocking out 3 minute punk/pop songs,these guys have more structure about them,hell,they even do a cover of an Abrasive Wheels song.Great live band.
Review by MO
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GOTR - Interview
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Guns on the Roof have a Clash-styled name, their music isn´t far away from them but the difference i...Guns on the Roof have a Clash-styled name, their music isn´t far away from them but the difference is that they weren´t born when Clash started to play. But that doesn´t make them less good. They´re fucking good and here they have answered some questions from me in march 06.
-We all met each other at high school where we started Guns On The Roof, Bit of a rough School but hey, we got something good out of it. Ha-ha.
Please tell em a little about every member , age, family, work,
intrerests and something bad about every one?
- Aaron Gunn – Vocals, grew up in Leeds (England) cross gates. 18 years old. Bad thing - can smell from time to time.
Danny Sharp – Guitar, Grew up in Leeds (England) cross gates. 18 years old, can be a little clumsy and forgetful now and again.
Joe Sefton – Drums, Grew up in Leeds (England) cross gates. 17 years old. Always breaking his Drums.
Marc Miles – Bass, Grew up in Leeds (England) Gipton. 18 Years old.
Always has to be Mr Perfect
You´re very young(if you compare with me), is that something positive
or negeative when you´re out an d play?
- Been a young band is a good thing, were full of energy and have many years ahead of us. Plus it inspires other young bands that touring and releasing an album at a young age is not impossible.
How does your audience look like?
- Our Music relates to all different types of audiences. We have had audiences from punk rockers to hardcore punks and to the Greenday kind of punks etc… We see this as a good thing.
Your musicstyle is older than your age, how does it feel?
- Our music style may sound older than our age but we pull many young audiences to our gigs, it shows that punk isn’t dead and there is still a future for it, it feels good.
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word, or is it a lifestyle?
It looks like you´re living punk?
- Punk means everything to us, from politics to wars. You can express any feelings in punk music and just let it all out in your songs, Take our song ‘Alfie’ for instance; we wrote it about a lad who we hate, with his posh clothes, and also track 4 on the album ‘Hangman’. Through this song we show how fucked up the world is and if we don’t do something about it there’s going to be trouble. Punk is everything.
Your parents, are they interested in punk?
- We grew up listening to our parent’s music. Punk. Our parent’s music collection consists of bands from The Clash, Sex Pistols, to new kinds of punk like Greenday.
What do you think about all old bands around, which have been reformed
and that the old guys still is doing their punkthing? have punk nothing
with age to do?
- Its great old punk bands reforming because it gives us a chance to see the old punk bands we never got to see because they had split up when we was old enough to go to a gig. But when they split up again a new band must take there place!
Pure Punk rock therapy, is it the only thing you have done? If you
have done anything more how can I get it?
- Pure Punk Rock Therapy is our debut album, when we have toured the album and released a few more singles you can expect some new Guns On The Roof Material.
It feels like that you think it´s very important with refrain and
melodies when you do music? Or what do you think?
A song has to be interesting with a catchy melody and good music, so ye the melody is very important.
Which bands are you being compared with? Is it good or bad to being
compared with those bands?
- Were been compared with many bands, from older punk bands like Anti-nowhere League, and the Uk Subs to Greenday and Rancid, We get compared more to the newer bands so we see this as a good thing as we can relate to all kinds of punk.
How is a good gig with you?
- Ha-ha, A good gig to us is when something doesn’t brake. Usually it’s the guitar amp or the drum snare skin. We get a lot of broken cymbals too!!!
Is it hard to get gigs in England?
- We leave that job to our manager and agent, Cheers Dave n daz.
How does the punkmovement lives there`?
- In England you don’t see many punk bands in the charts, its more Pop and Indie music. Hopefully we can change that.
Is there any good bands nowadays?
- Were right into the Greenday and Rancid at the moment. 1 of our favourites is The Dead Pets and also a band called Deadline from London, you may want to check these guys out.
How would you describe your music in three words?
- PUNK, YOUTH, ENERGY.
What do you know about Sweden? What is typical swedish?
- We just know the model Victoria Silvstedt from there, right?
Have you heard any good swedish bands?
- Where’s Sweden again?
What about living in England otherwise, ? Politically I mean?
- Yeah, Englands a good place to live.
Are people afraid for new terrorattacks?
- We had 1 terror attack last summer but I think it’s calmed down now, were on red alert though
Racism in England right now, how is it with that, have it been more
after the terrorattacks?
- Racism. What racism? Why cant we all just get along?
Please rank your five favouriterecords, five favouriteconcersta nd
five most important things in life?
-5 favourite records have to be:
Rancid – Indestructible
Greenday – American Idiot
The Clash – The Clash (1977)
The Ramones – Ramones
Dropkick Murphys – Warriors Code
Our five most important things in life have to be; Family, Friends, Music, Guns On The Roof, and how can we forget, our Instruments.
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
- Marc, Bass: First record I bought was the re-release of the ‘Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant’ in the mid 90’s. The last 1 I bought was ‘Generation X’ and it turns out to be the most expensive 1 I have ever bought at £12.99.
Danny – Guitar: The first CD I bought was ‘The Offspring – Americana’. The recent 1 was ‘Rancid – Out Come The Wolves’. The most Expensive Was a few year back when the clash released there greatest hits ‘The Essentials’. A Bargain at £10.99.
Aaron – Vocals: The first has got to be ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’, a great buy. Recently I bought 1 of the old Greenday albums ‘Dookie’ as I lost my original copy, I had to go buy it again as its pure genius. The most expensive was a compilation album ‘Punk As Fuck’, I think it cost £13.
Joe – Drums: I cant afford fuck all as I always have to get my drums fixed, ill have to start hitting them softer ha-ha.
Most embarrassing record in your collection?
- The most embarrassing CD we have is in our Van. We got it free with the paper, ‘Disco fever from the 70’s’ We put it on now and again for the laugh.
Futureplans for the band?
- We just want to get our music across the world and keep punk alive.
- We see our futures in Guns On The Roof sharing our music with the world
Rock sound 8/10
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Catchy riffs, feel good choruses and enough gang vocals and ‘whoa-ohs’ to get stuck in your head for...Catchy riffs, feel good choruses and enough gang vocals and ‘whoa-ohs’ to get stuck in your head for many, many hours.’ Rock Sound 2009
Terrorizer (Live Review)
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‘At last, some proof that England’s punk rock scene isn't dead.’ Joy Lasher, Terrorizer (Live Revi...
‘At last, some proof that England’s punk rock scene isn't dead.’ Joy Lasher, Terrorizer (Live Review)
Power Play (Live Review)
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You could tell that it wouldn’t matter to this band if they were playing to ten people or ten thousa...You could tell that it wouldn’t matter to this band if they were playing to ten people or ten thousand – they rip it up for the sheer love of playing… Bigger and better things surely await for Guns On The Roof.’ Power Play (Live Review)
Big Cheese Magazine
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'Bursting with youthful vigour, a fierce passion and swaggering self-assurance... Truly excellent.' ...'Bursting with youthful vigour, a fierce passion and swaggering self-assurance... Truly excellent.' Big Cheese Magazine
Zero Tolerance (Live Review)
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‘Guns On The Roof are an explosion of youthful energy… They play with such passion and self belief.’...‘Guns On The Roof are an explosion of youthful energy… They play with such passion and self belief.’ Zero Tolerance (Live Review) 2009
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