Gunship return with new single and album.
The synthwave pioneers announce album Dark All Day to be released October 5th together with title track anime/live action video homage to 1980’s classic vampire movie The Lost Boys.
With a reputation for innovative videos and high calibre collaborations including director John Carpenter and animator Lee Hardcastle, the Dark All Day anime style video by Angry Metal Studios switches to live action for the finale. Significantly, this is the first time that Gunship have revealed themselves, having never appeared in any of their previous videos.
The video sees Gunship return to play a gig in the fictional town of Santa Carla, setting for the movie The Lost Boys. It seems however that the vampire problem hasn’t gotten any better. However, the band have brought along a host of fictional vampire slayers including Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Blade, Seth Gecko from ‘Dusk til Dawn’, and The Lost Boys’ Frog brothers.
The track features UK singer/songwriter Indiana on vocals and also features one of the film’s stars, sax man Timmy Cappello who also appears in the video, which sees him reprise his original role from ‘The Lost Boys’ some 30 years later. Cappello said;
“Dark All Day is one of the funkiest tracks I’ve ever played on. The groove is brooding and dark but there’s so much passion & power to it, it moves so well, I couldn’t stop dancing while I was playing on it. And going doubletime during the choruses, pure genius. The guest singer, Indiana, has so much personality, her voice is so perfect for this, I think she’s AMAZING! It was so much fun to reprise my role in The Lost Boys, 30 years later, I kinda felt like a kid again, the hips are holding up”
The new album sees the band continue their collaborative spirit and features vocals from The Saturdays’ Uni Healy, Kat Von D providing a seething and haunting vocal collaboration on track Black Blood Red Kiss and self-proclaimed ‘King of the Nerds’ Wil Wheaton on When You Grow Up Your Heart Dies.
‘Dark All Day’ is availble for pre-order now. The album contains 13 tracks and is available in a deluxe limited edition 180g double-gatefold 45 rpm vinyl set with special lenticular cover, as well as in a brand new Special Edition ‘16-Bit Box Set’ which includes signed CD and a plethora of new GUNSHIP goodies.