The Gun Barrel Straights play 2 sets from 9.30pm
The Gun Barrel Straights are a Melbourne song-and-dance band based in the inner-North. The band consists of Brian (drums), Chris (vocals), Jim (bass), Matt (banjolin), Nic (Guitar, vocals) and Spencer (guitar). The band's influence list is long and varied but their sound is a bit of a mix between The Pogues and The Rolling Stones via Paul Kelly. The Gun Barrel Straights love the footy, a pint and talking all kinds of absolute shite. The band are set to release their debut single 'She's Moving Home' (recorded by Marcus Hobbs - East Brunswick All Girls Choir) in early-2015. You can usually find them propping up the bar of one of two hotels.
They've just released their first double a-side single ‘She’s Moving Home’ / ‘Murder Blues’ this month, She's Moving Home is an ode to small towns and the past that comes alive when you set foot back in the place after years away. It's all wrapped up in a tasty country-pop morsel with mandolin strut and sunset harmonies.
Found somewhere on the shoulder of Highway 61, Murder Blues was written to send vibrations to the feet and bow-legged shaking to the legs. Someone's gotta die, but who'll eat the lead?