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, 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:

The band have rapidly been building support from some of rock’s most respected taste-makers, including Kerrang! Magazine, Rock Sound, Punktastic, Dead Press, Running Punks, BBC Introducing Wales, Deezer’s Hot New Rock playlist, Triple J’s Short Fast Loud, Apple Music’s New In RockBeez at Mosh Talks on TwitchAlex Baker at Kerrang! RadioJohn Kennedy at Radio X, and Daniel P Carter on the BBC Radio One Rock Show.

‘It’s Mutual’ is out now via Venn Records and Loosegroove Records (North America)

James and the Cold Gun on tour:

Fri 4 Mar – Bridgend Hobos
Mon 14th Mar – Torquay, The Foundry w/ Creeper
Tues 15th Mar – Southampton, Engine Rooms w/ Creeper
Weds 16th Mar – Glasgow, Garage w/ Creeper
Fri 18th Mar – Leeds, Beckett Students Union w/ Creeper
Sat 19th Mar – Manchester. O2 Ritz w/ Creeper
Sat 9 Apr – Bristol O2 Academy w/ Elvana
Sun 10 Apr – Oxford O2 Academy w/ Elvana

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James Joseph – guitar and vocals
James Biss – guitar and vocals