Gentleman's Pistols serve at Her Majesty's Pleasure
Gentleman’s Pistols - At Her Majesty's Pleasure
Release Date: June 6th 2011
Gentleman’s Pistols formed in 2003 as a three piece with initial influences being the classic glam bands, Slade and especially The Sweet and heavy 70’s bands such as Deep Purple and Captain Beyond. In 2006, the band released their first 7”, Just A Fraction b/w Heavy Petting on the Leeds based Art Goes Pop imprint. Soon after, Rise Above records released another 7” for the band with the tracks, The Lady b/w Creamy Lid which was followed a year later with self-titled debut album.
At Her Majesty's Pleasure was produced by singer/guitarist James Atkinson and represents a labor of love, not to mention copious late nights, equipment malfunctions and frayed nerves. Despite developing a broadened musical palette including the use of strings and supplementary percussion, the recording nonetheless aimed to capture the band as they are in the raw, with little in the way of editing used. Indeed, what you hear on the record is how it was played, warts and all, with much of what is on the record captured within a couple of takes. The end result is collection of storming and strutting rock that should have little problem in putting Gentleman’s Pistols at the forefront of UK rock n roll.