TWIN GUNS (USA)
Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.
Delighted to have agreed with this three-piece to come to Middlesbrough all the way from Brooklyn, New York, and featuring a former member of The Cramps no less !!
Twin Guns is Andrea Sicco on vocals/guitar and «Jungle Jim» Chandler on drums. Sicco was drawn to NYC from his homeland of Italy by The Velvet Underground and '70s punk, bringing with him the aesthetic/sounds of '60s Italian cinema. Jungle Jim came to NYC after a stint playing drums in The Cramps and recording and touring for years in Sub-Pop artists The Makers. Releasing their first two albums as a duo of guitar and drums only, they recruited Kristin Fayne-Mulroy, a NYC native, in 2014 to play bass.
Link Wray, The Cramps, Gun Club, Nick Cave, Lee Hazlewood, Davie Allan & the Arrows, Q65, Sons of Hercules, The Music Machine, Dead Moon, Neil Young, Suicide, Echo & the Bunnymen, Howlin' Wolf, etc.
The blank city has gone dark. The cold, killer moonlight casts severe shadows on our souls, and the sound of chaos, madness and melancholy is set to tribal beats and relentless agitation. The expressive, hard to define style of this music helps us get inside this world of instability, fear, and/or alienation. Dark alleys, stifling hot apartments, smoky clubs, roadside dives, and rainy highways prevail. The characters of these stories are often obsessed, desperate, paranoid or trapped. The ensuing struggle between good and evil, and the psychological or spiritual torment is what grips us and drives the story.
Twin Guns have been providing listeners with an «engaging journey into the heart of garage-punk darkness» for the past five years. Described as a reverberating sonic tornado that sucks up and spits out elements of ‘60s punk, biker instrumentals, spaghetti-westerns, surf-rock and psychedelia, Twin Guns creates a blend of dark, reverberated rock and roll that has landed them gigs with The Detroit Cobras, Kid Congo Powers, The Chrome Cranks and the legendary Dick Dale, as well as contemporary torch-carriers Acid Baby Jesus and Spindrift.
Together they create surf-rock meets Morricone to make Garage Noir.
The band have just finished recording new LP «The Last Picture Show», co-produced by Matt Verta-Ray (Heavy Trash, Speedball Baby) and mastered by Grammy-award-winning producer and engineer Michael Tudor.
"This two-man sonic assault takes aim at sensory overload, combining influences like the Jesus and Mary Chain, New York No Wave and, yes, the Gun Club, for an all-out blast of rock fury."
Joe Belock -WFMU
“A Phil Spector-meets-Nick Cave-style of rock n’ roll. Recorded live over a nine-hour stretch in an abandoned church, the band’s recent release, Scene Of The Crime, is 34 minutes of no-frills, straight up rock ’n’ roll sucker punch... with grimy gems like “The End Of The Ride” and psychedelic, reverb-soaked jams like “Druggy And Suicidal”
Onion A.V. Club
Twin Guns flail with a furious, drug-addled post core drenched in reverb, and make a rock noise that recalls Spacemen 3, Alien Sex Fiend and BRMC and a few more like them. Sure to leave you massaging your ears, grinning, possibly sleep-drinking (or feeling like you have been).
“Despite being just a duo, Twin Guns has the power and chops to really bring it. Drenched in reverb, distortion and an overdose of atmosphere, Twin Guns combines parts Jesus & Mary Chain, the Count Five/Seeds vibe, and the New York “No Wave” scene into its own dark stew”
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