Spanish punks The Gundown, based in Tarragona, Catalonia, have been crafting their own style of punk rock since 2008, drawing on influences ranging from the '77-style punk of The Clash & Stiff Little Fingers, to the power-pop catchiness of the Jam, to the wild abandon & pop sensibilities of Hüsker Dü.
Dead End Alleyway, the band's brand new LP, was years in the making, as the power trio distilled their sound to its purest form: combining lyrical content that is alternately raging, personal, and nostalgic with melodic, hook-heavy music that blends the best of old school punk, American hardcore, & power-pop. New listeners will be immediately drawn in by the familiar melodic shouted vocals, rock 'n roll guitars, and relentless driving rhythms that propel their songs, while longtime fans will recognize that the time and care that went into this record has resulted in the band's strongest songwriting and playing to date.
The Gundown originated in their local DIY hardcore punk scene, and they have held on to that sense of community ever since. After years of vigorous touring, plus releasing their first two LPs, Endless Loads of Rage & Light Up the Streets (along with a slew of EPs & splits), the band made an active decision to take their time shaping their next record.
The result is the triumphant achievement that is the 12 songs on Dead End Alleyway, the definitive statement from the Gundown, combining unforgettable melodies and driving rhythms with subtle, nuanced guitar work indicative of a band operating at the height of their powers. Dead End Alleyway is a record poised to hit straight to the beating hearts of punk rockers the world over.
1. Everyone Laughs
2. Get Back To The Club
3. Minor Goals
4. Blood All Over The Place
5. I Don't Need You To Carry On
6. Fast Times
7. Dead End Alleyway
8. This One's For The Kids
9. My Band
10. Some Day I'll Have To Break Your Face
11. Black Hole
12. One Day (In Your Life)
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