are a two man recording army, whose mission is to explore the
frontiers of the DIY ethic. Their plan is to regularly release
"themed" 4-track EP's leading up to a full Album release.
Distant Guns are:
Manchester: Mr. Deathray
The Staffordshire Moorlands: Mr. Riviera
Four EP's have
been released so far:
EP1 - "The
EP2 - "The
EP3 - "The
EP4 - "The
All copies of
EP1 & EP2 have now gone and will never be reissued...but both can
now be downloaded for free from the Distant Guns Soundclick Page (see
EP3 & EP4
are available only through Egress.
EP3 - The
Redundant Pioneer explores themes of travel,
geography, dislocation and the consequences of drinking on a boat.
Set Sail From Granadaland - This would be the
soundtrack to the film Under Siege if Frank Gallagher had
taken the role played by Steven Seagal.
- A voice is telling you to leave this town. You should listen to it.
Night On A Hostile Planet - When theres nowhere
left that doesnt have a Rough Guide, where will the
true explorers go?
Hardest Man In Alaska - A Cambridge accountants epic
struggle in the frozen wilderness to impress his missus.
EP4 - "The
Invisible Observer" centres on an array of strange
characters in even stranger situations.
Lanterns" - Surveillance snapshots of a doomed romance,
framed by a crystalline carillon of shimmering guitars.
Plans Are Just Lists Of Things That Won't Happen" - One
of the Distant Gunners was once mistaken for an assistant in a
bookshop and asked by a customer where the 'Self-Help' section could
be found. This tiny fragment of irony expanded into Distant Guns'
darkest and heaviest song, which only stops short of cruelty by
virtue of its hypnotic and compassionate coda.
Birdseye And His Shit Mate" - "...not their bloody scapegoat..."
short-wave radio transmission, Dogger Bank, 16 August 1967)
Nowhere:" - Distant Guns' EPs traditionally close with
an anthem, and this epic, densely-layered celebration of the
International Police Exchange Programme is no exception.
Oh, and for
what it's worth... Distant Guns are deeply suspicious of the Myspace
phenomenon and lament that the word 'friend' has been so devalued. So
don't even bother trying to add them as a friend... they will
politely decline. It's nothing personal, they decline friend requests
from absolutely everyone.
Never Said No at the Time - EGUKGA1 - 2009
Redundant Pioneer (EP3) - EGUKEP2 - 2009
Attack on a Christmas Tree - EGUKGA5 - 2009
Invisible Observer (EP4) - EGUKEP3 - 2010