GUN share video for You Are What I Need, new album Hombres out today, instores underway






Known for their compelling blend of rock and a string of hits that have charted across Europe, Scottish riff merchants GUN have consistently been a force in the music industry, boasting 3 UK top 20 albums, 8 UK top 40 singles, and extensive tours, including memorable performances with The Rolling Stones.

As their widely praised new album Hombres hits stores today, GUN have shared a brand new live video, for uplifting track “You Are What I Need.”

Vocalist Dante Gizzi explains, “’You Are What I Need’ is a song about the comfort we get in those who stand by us. They’re the pillars of support, the listening ears, and the steady hands that guide us through life’s storms. Whether it’s family, friends, or mentors, their unwavering presence reminds us that we’re not alone. They offer empathy, encouragement, and sometimes tough love, showing us that strength lies in vulnerability and that together, we can weather any challenge.”

Watch the live video for “You Are What I Need” here.

Gun - You Are What I Need video

Next week’s challenge is the official album chart! Declared “some of their best songs since Gallus!” by Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris, Hombres is the first album of all new music from the group since 2017’s Favourite Pleasures, which entered the UK official album chart at #16.

“Hombres sounds like a band remembering where they buried the treasure… Hombres sparkles.” – Classic Rock

“It’s anthemic hard rock full of sing-along choruses and infectious guitar riffs; it’s an all-round kick-ass Rock and Roll album that screams “Crank me up!” from the get go!” – Fireworks

“Gun always deliver but Hombres is some of their best stuff in years.” – Metal Hammer

“…These guys have been producing high-quality music in one form or another for many years. This collection is highly enjoyable.” – Rock Candy

“It’s a brilliant record. Comfortably their best for three decades.” – Maximum Volume Music

“It’s a bit early for album of the year nominations, but this one will certainly be in the running for yours truly’s top spot. Hombres is packed with high-quality classic rock songs throughout.” – All About The Rock

“An album filled with groove, an album filled with body-shakers, and an album that will have widespread appeal. GUN keep things fun and interesting right up to the very end.” – Games, Brains, and a Headbangin’ Life

“Gun should be justifiably proud of Hombres and they’ve arguably never sounded better. It rocks, it rolls, and it makes you feel glad to be alive. A real celebration and a genuine contender for Album Of The Year, Gun have absolutely smashed it.” – Metal Talk

Hombres is available in multiple formats as standard, deluxe, and 20-track extended editions, including fully signed, on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digitally. Order here or pick up from your favourite record shop! Bundle orders from the band’s official webstore will include a bonus Live At The Barrowlands CD while stocks last.


Don’t miss these imminent instore events! GUN fans can meet Dante & Jools from the band, get Hombres signed, and watch a special, stripped back performance.

Fri 12th Apr – GLASGOW Assai – 6pm

Sat 13th Apr – DUNDEE Assai – 5pm

Sun 14th Apr – EDINBURGH Assai – 4pm

Mon 15th Apr – INVERNESS HMV – 5pm

Tue 16th Apr – ABERDEEN HMV – 5pm

Wed 17th Apr – LIVINGSTON HMV – 12pm

Wed 17th Apr – AYR HMV – 4pm

Thu 18th Apr – STIRLING HMV – 4pm

Fri 19th Apr – BURY Wax & Beans – 4pm

Of course, seeing is believing, and a night out with GUN is like no other, The Spectator praising it as “terrific fun.” The group have a handful of exciting album events coming up in Scotland, and recently announced a 10-date UK headline tour for December. For tickets and more info head to

The current lineup, featuring original members Dante Gizzi (Vocals) and Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi (Guitar), along with Paul McManus (Drums), Andy Carr (Bass), and Ruaraidh “Roo” Macfarlane (Guitar), promises an unforgettable live experience that blends iconic tracks with fresh hits from Hombres.

Catch the band at these launch events:

Thu 25th Apr – MONTROSE Town Hall

Fri 26th Apr – GLASGOW St Lukes (matinee*)

Fri 26th Apr – GLASGOW St Lukes (evening*)

Sat 27th Apr – DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys (matinee*)

Sat 27th Apr – DUNFERMLINE PJ Malloys (evening*)

* doors will open at 5pm for the matinee performance and 8pm for the evening, with the band expected onstage approximately an hour later for an hour-long set.

Jools expresses his excitement about the December headline tour, enthusing, “We are beyond excited to take ‘Hombres’ on the road and share it live with our fans. This album has been a labour of love, and the response so far has been incredible. We promise to bring a show full of energy, new music, and the classic hits everyone loves. See you in December!”

Join GUN for their 10-date festive trek at:

Wed 4th Dec – LONDON Scala

Thu 5th Dec – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill

Fri 6th Dec – MANCHESTER Academy 2

Sat 7th Dec – BRISTOL SWX

Sun 8th Dec – SOUTHAMPTON Brook

Tue 10th Dec – LEEDS Brudenell

Wed 11th Dec – NEWCASTLE Wylam Brewery

Thu 12th Dec – ABERDEEN Lemon Tree

Fri 13th Dec – GALASHIELS Mac Arts

Sat 14th Dec – GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom

Hombres track list

Standard edition

1. All Fired Up

2. Boys Don’t Cry

3. Take Me Back Home

4. Fake Life

5. Falling

6. You Are What I Need

7. Never Enough

8. Don’t Hide Your Fears Tonight

9. Lucky Guy

10. A Shift In Time

Deluxe edition

11. Coming Back To You

12. Wrong To Be Right

13. Pride


Formed in Scotland by guitarist Giuliano “Jools” Gizzi, GUN have achieved 3 UK Top 20 albums and 8 UK Top 40 singles over their lauded career. GUN has toured extensively over the years, criss-crossing the globe with The Rolling Stones, Black Star Riders, The Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, and more, not to mention a slew of memorable festival sets at everything from Steelhouse to Download to Wacken. 2024 looks set to rack up even more miles in fine fashion.

The rock ruffians latest release was 2022’s collection of acoustic reworkings, The Calton Songs, which delighted fans and brought further chart success, clocking in at #2 on the Scottish album chart, #6 on the UK indie chart, and #13 on the UK physical albums chart. GUN also received two awards in November 2022; the band was honoured with the Rock Legend award at Hard Rock Hell in Great Yarmouth and the Hard Rock Café Legends award at the Scottish Music Awards, the flagship event for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity. Now, in April 2024, the much loved Scottish group share perhaps their finest collection of work yet, with new album Hombres.

2024 also marks the 30th anniversary of GUN’s silver-certified, third album Swagger, which stormed into the official UK album chart at #5 and spawned 4 UK Top 40 singles including smash-hit cover “Word Up” (#8), “Don’t Say It’s Over” (#19), “The Only One” (#29), and “Something Worthwhile” (#39). Their boisterous version of Cameo’s “Word Up” also earnt the group their first MTV Europe Music Award.

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