Los Angeles’ Militarie Gun share a thrilling new single in “Do It Faster,” which serves as the first taste of the band’s as-yet-unannounced forthcoming debut album.
Packed with buzzsaw guitars and an anthemic vocal take from vocalist Ian Shelton, the short and sweet immediacy of “Do It Faster” is accompanied by a video directed by Shelton and edited by fellow band member Will Acuña.
In the video, the band dons matching sweatsuits and performs on a spinning stage as their coach, played by Acuña, fittingly yells at the band to: do it faster.
Speaking about the song, Shelton states: “It is about my overall impatience with life. The agonising wait for things to materialise… so before resigning to do it myself, I’m imploring the world to just move faster.”
Following their heavily lauded first performances in the UK last year with Fiddlehead and an incendiary set fueled by stage invasions at Outbreak in Manchester, the band will take their energetic stage show to The George Tavern for a much-anticipated debut London headliner on May 9th.
Supported by London’s Fuzzbrain associates Middleman, tickets will go on sale this Wednesday at 9am from: https://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/militariegunthegeorgetavern
“Do It Faster” follows last year’s All Roads Lead to the Gun (Deluxe), which Pitchfork described as “melodic post-hardcore done right” while Stereogum called their debut EP My Life Is Over “ferocious, hugely impressive.”
Formed in 2020, Militarie Gun is defined by the musical restlessness of vocalist Shelton. The band – whose lineup includes guitarists Nick Cogan and Acuña, drummer Vince Nguyen, and Waylon Trim – draw on a wide range of influences to make something that sounds combative yet accessible, and undeniably their own.
Militarie Gun’s songs are instantly memorable and uncategorizable. With echoes of the unhinged guitarwork of Born Against, the propulsive cadences of hip hop, the up-front bass of Fugazi – and most importantly, the hooks, Militarie Gun employs a melodic sensibility that is just as informed by the work of Robert Pollard as it is by Black Flag.
Check out “Do It Faster” above and stay tuned for more music from Militarie Gun coming very soon.
PHOTO CREDIT: NOAH KENTIS