Carrying The Fire EP

by The Popguns

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The Popguns’ Carrying The Fire EP borrows its title from Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins’ autobiography and contains 5 songs forming a Space Operetta, if you will. It imagines a higher intelligence welcoming the humans into space with advice to put their faith into reason if they want to succeed.

It all begins with a piano prelude before the guitar-rock title track Carrying The Fire erupts with barely controlled power. The higher intelligence wonders, “What Do You Seek?”. Orbit is established and the Laws Of Motion narrated by the very distinguished David Brand plays to a hypnotic backdrop of electronica until the question is put, “One Step, Are You Ready To Go?”.

The operetta finishes on a light-hearted note with an acoustic bar-room sing-along “Drop Me Off In The Ocean” which compares the return journey to your basic Friday evening commute home whilst looking forward to a beer in the bar.

The digital EP is released on Matinee Recordings on July 19 2019 and the tracks Carrying The Fire and Laws Of Motion appear on the WIAIWYA compilation CD The Moon And Back


released July 19, 2019


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The Popguns are an irrepressible indie guitar band from Brighton, UK, with 3 1990's albums and now back for more. New single out July 19 2019.


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