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Gunner & Smith release EP: Review

Saskatoon folk band drop their second hard-hitting EP

Saskatoon’s Gunner & Smith, a five-piece country-tinged folk group, have recently released their second EP entitled Compromise is a Loaded Gun.

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The EP is a follow-up to the group’s previous release Letter of Marque, which was released last year.

Having evolved from front man Geoff Smith’s one-man vision, Gunner & Smith carry a full, hard-hitting sound that is both expansive and lush. On the group’s debut single “Strength of My Fathers”, the quintet roll into a dramatic story of relationships and longing with appropriately soaring male/female vocal harmonies.

The structures are fairly straight-forward, but the instrumentation is interesting and well-executed while the vocals smoothly propel the songs forward. Thankfully the group cranks the gain up every now and then, giving their songs a pleasing amount of heft and bite.

Gunner & Smith are playing at Lydia’s on Friday, August 3 alongside Pirate Fridays and High Waisted.

Check out the teaser video below as well: