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Gun Shy fire away on ‘whilst you execute /-/ in perfect silence’

The band’s second EP is out on 12th May.

The first offering from Southampton’s Gun Shy - a five-track EP from last year - was a tentative step out into the world. Slow, dark, shoegaze-tinged tracks met yelled vocals in a collection that hinted at something more than a little bit special.The EP’s follow-up, a lightning fast one-two of ’whilst you execute’ and ’in perfect silence,’ wastes not a second in rushing to the point. An opening riff sends in the cavalry, and the pair of tracks, collected together in a new video, become a runaway train. It’s everything that the ‘First Transmission’ EP hinted at being possible, and a ton more on top of that.Speaking of the tracks and the new video, the band say: ”The reason we chose to do a double video was for two reasons; creatively it was a challenge and if you don’t challenge yourself as an artist, then you won’t ever improve, and maybe even lose the joy of doing it altogether. It is also something none of us had ever had the chance to do in previous projects, and with the ethos of Gun Shy being what it is, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.“The other reason for choosing to do a double video is as an attempt to combat something that streaming has brought with it; the ability to shuffle a record. We created this record to be cohesive and for the tracks to flow - to become an entity as a whole. The double video, the double single, all allow us to present the tracks as they should be listened to, to give them the desired impact and effect”The band’s new EP ‘The Long Dance’ is coming out on May 12th via Wrong Way Round Records from the band’s hometown of Southampton.Watch ’whilst you execute’ and ’in perfect silence’ below.

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