Interview With Guns On The Roof - 19th May 2008
Photo Of James From Brigade © Copyright TriggerWe caught up with Leeds punk rockers to talk about all things punk and the bands forthcoming EP release.

Hello and thank you for taking time out to do this interview,
First of all can you give us a brief history of the band for the people who have never heard of you?

“Were Guns on the Roof from Leeds England. We have been together for around 3 years now working are arses of touring up and down country and we have just recorded our second album “New Frustration’ Also we have supported many establish acts such as Rancid, The Misfits, Uk Subs, Marky Ramone to name a few… Liam Brett - Vocals, Danny Sharp - Guitar, Marc Miles - Bass, Joe Sefton - Drums”

How did you come up with the band name Guns On The Roof?
“We took it from the title of a clash song! They are one of our influences and we just thought it would be a cool name!”

What are your influences and whom would you say contributed to your current musical style?
Our influences vary from bands such as the clash, Rancid, Offspring to The police the Ruts, The dickies etc… We all as individual members have different influences and it brings great musical differences to the band.

How would you describe the UK punk scene at the moment?
“Its ok I guess but its one of them things what can just kick off at anytime. We need to get rid of all the shit indie music and bring some punk back to the radios!”

What bands would you recommend from the UK punk scene at the moment?
“Outl4w are a band for the future! I think there youngest member is 14”?

Are you looking forward to finally getting your new EP released on the 15th June?
“Well here is the plan! Were touring June July to promote the single and then were planning on a September tour for the release of the album which is going to be cool we can’t wait!”

How was it like making the video for 'Last Orders' and who came up with the ideas for the video?
“ Liam came up with the idea for the last orders video with the director! It was a great experience for us having not done a video shoot before. We couldn’t have done it without the director and the team they were great, I tell you something we can’t wait for the next video to be done!”

How do you go about writing songs? Do you jam along until something falls into place or do you all sit down and really think things through?
“We just come up with ideas at home really. Like one of us could be at home messing about on the guitar and come up with a good riff, then we usually take it from there and the songs just come along with everyone’s input at rehearsals”

You have a few shows planned over the summer playing with bands like Demob, Anti Nowhere League and the UK Subs, how much are you looking forward to these shows and which bands are you looking forward to be playing with the most? What was it like playing with Rancid a few years back?
“The best gig ever! You cannot ask for anything more than supporting your idols. They are great guys and made us feel welcome too, We have a song on the new album called ‘Road Of Our Lives’. It was written about that gig. And Charlie Harper UK SUBS! What a legend!”

If you could play with any band past or present, who would it be and why?
“Playing with rancid would be a definite for all of us. Supporting the Beatles would be cool ha! As they influenced nearly every band going. The clash and the jam would be a deffo too as they gave us a lot of influence writing ‘Pure Punk Rock Therapy’”

What is the most memorable gig you have played and why?
“ Rancid because it was unbelievable and sold out so the room was crammed right to the back! We once supported Anti nowhere league in Newcastle and Marc nearly got murdered by some psycho woman! That was a Great memory ha!”

What’s next for Guns On The Roof?
“Tour the world and get a massive fan base by spreading our music. Also playing with as many of our idols as we can, you can’t ask for much more than that”.

You seem to have regular appearances on rock 24/7, how does this come about?
“Dunno really we have just been approached by them we guess they like us ha! We are all looking forward to the 20th may when we will be co-hosting the show that’s going to be a good laf”!

What advice what you give to a new band starting off?
“Just have a good time and try not to let things worry you, Take things as they come and the most important things is to stick together and take risks by been committed”!

Where do you hope to see Guns On The Roof in 5 years time?
“We would like to have an established name so when the word Guns On The Roof pops us people know who we are”.

Okay, one final random question; if you had a choice, what animal would you be out of a Zebra and a Giraffe?
Gotta go for the giraffe.
Thanks for your time, is there a message you would like to give to your fans reading this?
Buy Our new album ‘ New Frustration’ and go Download last order 15th june! On iTunes And get yourself to one of our gigs!

Interview by Trigger
 Band Members

Liam (Vocals)
Danny (Guitar)
Marc Miles (Bass)
Joe Sefton (Drums)
 Latest Releases
Guns On The Roof - Last Orders EP
Release Date - June 2008

1. Last Orders
2. So Tired
3. Michael Myres
 Band Related Links
Guns On The Roof Myspace
Guns On The Roof Official Website