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Fast rising Brit-rock new recruits unleash their brand new EP ‘Never Far From What We Know’ on 24th January 2011, through iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.

Officially spawned in 2007 in Grays, Essex, Johnny Get The Gun have been cultivating their sound from across the River Thames for the past three years. The fresh-faced four piece now plan to take their infectious tuneage to new heights as they set loose their own blend of melodic clout-pop in the shape of their new EP ‘Never Far From What We Know’. Packed with enticing hooks and kinetic energy, the Essex combo have a great knack for melody, and have the youthfulness to develop and progress to even higher echelons within the UK’s Brit-rock fraternity.

Following critical acclaim of the band’s recently released self-titled mini album, where the pop-punk rockers chalked up strong praise from the likes of Big Cheese magazine, BBC radio, and the underground press, the irrepressible Londoners now continue their ascent with a brand new five-track EP, produced by chief knob-tweaker John Mitchell (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Funeral For A Friend). The supremely tuneful “Good As It Gets” kicks off the EP in superior style, as singer Wayne Lightowler lets fly with a dynamic and impassioned vocal delivery; suitably aided and abated by Jack Lawson’s soaring riffs, it rounds off a powerful introduction to the record. The pace then evolves as “In the Middle” showcases the band’s guile for crafting a hook-heavy ditty, perfectly accompanied by Joe Williams’s weaving bass lines and vigor. Bringing the EP to a dramatic close, “Take It”, which is both equal parts anthemic and bonecrushing, showcases another stellar performance by Lightowler and tubthumper Jamie Ablea, who firmly endows the band with a robust backbone.

Suitably equipped with an explosive EP. a cluster of live shows to promote the record, and a number of profile shows in the pipeline, JGTG are now armed and ready for lift-off!

Johnny Get The Gun play the following shows throughout the winter: 3 Dec - The Hermit, Brentwood; 10 Dec - Chinnerys, Southend; 13 Dec - O2 Academy Islington 2, London; 21 Jan - The Barfly, London. w/ Kids In Glass Houses (DJ); 26 Feb - O2 Academy, Birmingham; 11 Mar – Downstairs @ The Relentless Garage, London.