Release Date: November 3rd
Review By Glen Parkes
In the ever-evolving world of music, a genre-defying band like GYPSY PISTOLEROS is a breath of fresh air. Their latest offering, ‘Duende A Go Go Loco!’, set to be unleashed on November 3rd via Earache, is a sonic journey that melds the fiery passion of flamenco with the gritty edge of glam punk, creating a masterpiece that encapsulates the band’s unique identity.
Hailing from a musical birthplace somewhere between Zaragoza and Worcester, GYPSY PISTOLEROS possess a background steeped in the glam-rock anthems of the ’70s, which seep into every fiber of their being. This new album weaves together a tapestry of sonic influences, showcasing their ability to traverse the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum with finesse.
The album opens with the title track, ‘Duende A Go Go Loco!’, setting the tone for the wild ride that follows. From the outset, it’s clear that this is a release unbound by convention. Each track boasts infectious hooks, an unapologetic attitude, and a dose of sleaze reminiscent of the glam rock era. But it’s the flamenco breaks that give this album its distinctive and unforgettable flavour.
The tracklisting reads like a rock ‘n’ roll manifesto. ‘Revolution’ and ‘I Got It All’ embody the spirit of rebellion, while ‘What’s it like to be a Girl?’ explores the complexities of identity and ‘The Ballad of Tommy Shelby’ offers a glimpse into the band’s storytelling prowess. ‘Like Tears in the Rain’ captivates with its emotion, and ‘Thrill Kill Killer Club’ is an adrenaline-fueled anthem. ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ and ‘I’ll Remember You’ delve into introspection, and ‘Come on Eileen’ closes the album with a fitting crescendo.
The album’s production is a testament to the band’s commitment to quality. Dave Draper, a rising legend in the industry, has meticulously recorded, mixed, and produced ‘Duende A Go Go Loco!’ at The Old Cider Press Studios in Pershore. The result is a sonic landscape that captures the raw energy and intricate nuances of the GYPSY PISTOLEROS’ sound.
Notoriously known for their live performances, the band has a history of sharing stages with rock legends like L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, and Twisted Sister, to name a few. Their reputation for danger and electrifying shows precedes them, and ‘Duende A Go Go Loco!’ is bound to be a formidable addition to their live repertoire.
The GYPSY PISTOLEROS have always walked the line between chaos and artistry, and this new album is no different. ‘Duende A Go Go Loco!’ is a testament to their enduring creative spirit and their ability to blend disparate musical elements into a cohesive, thrilling whole. This album promises to be a standout in their discography and a must-listen for anyone seeking a unique and exhilarating musical experience. Don’t miss the chance to embark on this flamenco-infused, punk-rock journey when the album drops on November 3rd.
1 Duende A Go Go Loco!
2 I Got it all
4 What’s it like to be a Girl?
5 The Ballad of Tommy Shelby
6 Like Tears in the Rain
7 Thrill Kill Killer Club
8 Maybe Tomorrow
9 I’ll Remember You
10 Come on Eileen