Cardiff alternative rock duo James and the Cold Gun are pleased to announce the details of their debut EP ‘False Start,’ set for release on April 29th, 2022 through Gallows‘ label Venn Records and Seattle-based label Loosegroove Records, owned by Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) & Regan Hagar (Malfunkshun, Brad, Satchel). ‘False Start‘ is available to digitally pre-order now HERE, with a vinyl release scheduled for the summer.
Speaking of the new partnership between the band and Loosegroove Records, the influential indie label that was founded back in 1994, which has issued records from acts such as Critters Buggin, Malfunkshun, Weapon of Choice and Devilhead, and was the launching point for Queens of the Stone Age’s debut album in 1998, Stone Gossard said: “I heard James and The Cold Gun’s ‘Long Way Home’ on KEXP last year and thought this band fricken rocks! Who are these upstarts?!
“This new track, ‘It’s Mutual’ takes it to another level. Totally unhinged and letting it all hang out. Loosegroove Records is thrilled to be working with James and the Cold Gun on this new EP with a future full-length coming soon.”
On ‘It’s Mutual’, James Joseph said: “It’s a song that embodies the feeling that you get when you hit a stalemate in a relationship, that feeling when you’re both sat together but neither person is able to speak. We’ve all had those awkward silent car journeys where there has been an argument or something isn’t right but we can’t even chat about it. Next time you have an awkward car journey, grab the aux and chuck some Cold Gun on.”
James Biss adds, “We wrote these songs for False Start in our flat in 2020 during the pandemic and our first time playing them live as a band was to record them. It was pretty mad recording live around our drummer, hearing the songs played loud with real drums for the first time after months of being stuck inside writing them on the computer. Recording with Adrian Bushby was a dream though, he was bopping around the control room and egging us on to play louder and harder, he’s technically the first person we ever played in front of.”
Taken from the EP, lead single ‘It’s Mutual’ is out now. Stream it HERE.
The band have rapidly been building support from some of rock’s most respected taste-makers.
False Start is to be released on April 29th 2022 through Venn Records & Loosegroove Records
James and the Cold Gun on tour:
14.03.2022 – Torquay, The Foundry w/ Creeper 15.03.2022 – Southampton, Engine Rooms w/ Creeper 16.03.2022 – Glasgow, Garage w/ Creeper 18.03.2022 – Leeds, Beckett Students Union w/ Creeper 19.03.2022 – Manchester. O2 Ritz w/ Creeper 09.04.2022 – Bristol O2 Academy w/ Elvana 10.04.2022 – Oxford O2 Academy w/ Elvana 28.04.2022 – St Albans, The Horn 02.05.2022 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 03.05.2022 – Southampton, Heartbreakers 04.05.2022 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge 05.05.2022 – Glasgow, The Garage Attic 07.05.2022 – Newcastle, Head Of Steam 08.05.2022 – Manchester, Gullivers 10.05.2022 – Brighton, Hope And Ruin 11.05.2022 – Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms 12.05.2022 – London, The Grace