Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Gunship - Gunship

28th August 2015

The side project of Fightstar's Dan Haigh and Alex Westaway, Gunship's debut album brings the 80's chilled night life scene right back into the modern era seamlessly, as if the past three decades never interrupted it. With a synthesized backing beat, Gunship could easily be mistaken for an 80's movie soundtrack, especially with the song "Tech Noir" which strongly nods towards the Terminator franchise (Tech Noir also being the name of the club featured in the film), with the vocals, including guest and fellow Fightstar companion Charlie Simpson, only adding to the feeling of a dystopian society that this evokes upon the listener. The only major downside is that of the band members prior commitments to other projects, throwing a sense of uncertainty as to whether a follow up album, let alone the future of the band, will happen. All in all, a good album for all fans of 80's music, regardless if you witnessed the scene first hand and are clinging on to those old records, or if the 80's is a trend pushed upon you.
3/5 (but easily pushing a 4)
Tracks to check out:
- "The Mountain"
- "Tech Noir"
- "Fly For Your Life"

Sam Muckley

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