James & The Cold Gun Are Chewing Glass

by | Nov 18, 2022 | Rock/Media/News, Sound/Vision

Dubbed “South Wales’ loudest group”, Cardiff’s James and the Cold Gun have returned with a propulsive new track, Chewing Glass, a slice of raw, insistent garage-rock and their first new music since their debut EP, False Start, came out earlier this year.

James and the Cold Gun

James and the Cold Gun
James and the Cold Gun

The track is out today via Seattle-based label Loosegroove Records, owned by Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) & Regan Hagar (Malfunkshun, Brad, Satchel).

“What a relief…hard rock with a shot of pure adrenaline” says Stone Gossard, “Chewing Glass reminds me of The Damned meets The Dead Boys. Simple and fricken slamming. Thanks again KEXP Seattle for turning us onto James and Cold Gun.”

Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam (Simon Reed)

Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam (Simon Reed)
Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam (Simon Reed)

Frontman James Joseph had the following to say about the themes behind their new single: Chewing Glass was written during a time where I felt like I couldn’t catch a break. The verses are a conversation with myself in the mirror at a low point where I’m re-evaluating all of my decisions – in essence, it’s a song about being down on your luck but persisting anyway. It’s our first self-produced song, which in itself was an act of persistence, but we’re super happy with the result.”

Check out the video for Chewing Glass below:


Recent touring included the band at 2000 Trees Festival as well joining Pearl Jam’s BST Hyde Park alongside Pearl Jam, Johnny Marr, Temples, Tigercub and more.

James and the Cold Gun

James and the Cold Gun (Harry Steel)
James and the Cold Gun (Harry Steel)

The band is currently working on their new full length album set to be released in 2023 and will be making their American touring debut at this year’s 2023 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX

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