Band name: Gorgeous Got a Gun (abbreviated GGG)
Based in: Los Angeles
Music type: Indie Pop, Pop-Rock, Alternative
Driving guitar parts and well-kept upbeats paired with alluring vocals at speedy tempos allow this group to be welcome on dance floors and rock shows alike.
Gorgeous Got a Gun can be described as nothing short of the rebellious result of a sultry love affair between the Sounds and Blood Red Shoes, and is every bit as intimidating as it sounds. Fronted by lead singer/guitarist Veronica Torres, this Los Angeles born indie foursome is stylishly and deftly cut, capable of pumping out sounds reminiscent of Laura-Mary Carter’s tough-backed guitar parts and Maja Ivarsson’s demanding melodies. An element of Metric’s instrumental intuitiveness can also be heard, which proved to aid them in coming out on top of the battle of the bands preceding the release of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World in late 2010. After having to duke it out with 1,000 other bands, the group won Sonicbids and Universal Pictures’ Indie Rock vs. the World, earning the chance to play two choice shows at Comic Con and release one music video (their retro-inspired “Violent Games”) as a special feature through the film’s blu ray platform.
In 2009, before their Battle of the Bands breakout success, the group released its self-titled debut album. Complete with 13 tracks and very cool-toned cover art, the album listens like an ode to the band’s overall mantra, which Torres claims to be, “the pursuit of growth.” And pursue growth, it does.
The foursome has succeeded in bringing an angsty brand of alternative indie-pop into an ageless light. Torres’s vocals demand attention, taking the listener by the collar of their shirt while willing their limbs into dance with the help of omnipresent baselines and upbeats. Sharp guitar riffs complete the scene, making GGG’s sound burst at the seams with riot-ready, dance rock n’ roll.
Unfortunately, since the release of their Welcome Home EP on August 30, 2011, the group has been working on taking on a new form. Torres says the band has been on a hiatus since late 2011, but she continues to work on songs of her own and says that “there is still more to come.” She also claims that Welcome Home sets the tone for what is to come more than the band’s first full-length studio effort, going towards a sound that is more influenced by her own love for raw rock n’ roll and soul as well as dance-rock.
You can learn more about Gorgeous Got a Gun by visiting GorgeousGotaGun.com
Make sure you download there most current music HERE. Who knows, with enough downloads maybe GGG will be inspired to put together a new show!
Written by Hailie Stevens
Photos by Brittany Lynn Jones and Jason Speth