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LIVE: James and the Cold Gun @ Clwb Ifor Bach

James and the Cold Gun; raucous noise makers James Joseph and James Biss. Monday night marked the return to their hometown of Cardiff upstairs at the renowned Clwb Ifor Bach, city glam rockers Telgate and London punks CRASHFACE in tow.

Having been extensively on the road over the last few months, the band are showing no signs of pressing the breaks anytime soon, instead making up for the lack of live music throughout the pandemic.

The Cold Gun have a forté for producing music for those who want to max out those volume buttons. Their self-proclaimed title of 'South Wales' Loudest' was firmly rooted by the end of the evening at Clwb, exhibiting their soaring choruses that provoked a sense of anarchy and exhilarating stage presence that makes you want to pick up that instrument that's been laying around for too long.

The crowd readied themselves for an hour of raw, unrelenting rock and roll, and they got exactly what they bargained for. Throughout the night they showcased their catalogue of singles such as the gritty 'She Moves', fan favourites and tracks taken from their debut EP 'False Start' which was released at the end of April.

Their supercharged performance packed with intense riffs, infectious choruses and a dose of swaggering attitude for good measure, had the crowd raring to open up the pits throughout a controlled yet absolute chaotic night of foot-stomping, adrenaline-fuelled tracks.

Long Way Home, a personal favourite of mine and a track that just boasts their ability to produce rip-roaring, arena-worthy rock and roll, finishes the evening. There's no doubt we'll be seeing them hightailing it to the top in no time.

You can catch James and the Cold Gun on the rest of their tour, as well as 2000 Trees in July and Chepstow Castle in August.

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