“Gimme Some Truth” by Militarie Gun

"Gimme Some Truth" covered by Militarie Gun is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
Militarie Gun photo by Matt Welch

LA-based punks, Militarie Gun, are back with their cover of John Lennon’s classic, “Gimme Some Truth.” The cover arrives fresh off the release of their dual 2021 EPs, All Roads Lead To The Gun and All Roads Lead To The Gun II, as well as their recent collaborative single “Pressure Cooker” with Dazy, adding yet another unique entry in their quickly growing output.

“Gimme Some Truth” is part of Image Comic’s What’s The Furthest Place From Here Deluxe Issue 6, which includes a split 7” of the John Lennon cover along with Gulch covering the Pixies. The song is a perfect fit with Militarie Gun’s vicious-yet-hooky sound and the group manage to capture the spirit of the original while adding some bite of their own courtesy of vocalist Ian Shelton’s dynamic roar. Shelton discussed the cover saying, “I’ve always felt a connection to this particular song but I had never really intellectualized it. Once I started sending this cover to friends, people were pointing out that the things he’s singing about are the same stuff that I’m always talking about. My main gripe in life is typically contradiction and hypocrisy— whether it be from politicians or peers—I hate seeing someone’s mouth running but their actions doing the opposite.”

The only thing that rivals Militarie Gun’s speedy musical output is their never-ending tour schedule and the group are showing no signs of letting off the gas. The band are playing Sound & Fury Festival this weekend in Los Angeles, followed by a run of UK and EU shows with Fiddlehead. Then Militarie Gun will be doing a lengthy run of North American tour dates with Citizen, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, and Restraining Order.

Militarie Gun 2022 Tour Dates

07/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Sound & Fury
08/09 Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger Villa
08/10 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
08/11 Berlin, DE @ Badehaus Berlin
08/12 Köln, DE @ Helios 37
08/13 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks *
08/14 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
08/15 London, UK @ Underworld *
08/16 Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s *
08/17 Bristol, UK @ Exchange *
08/18 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club *
08/19 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion *
08/20 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo *
10/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #
10/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #
10/09 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall #
10/11 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater #
10/12 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #
10/13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #
10/15 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage #
10/16 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room #
10/18 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre #
10/20 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #

* w/ Fiddlehead
# w/ Citizen, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Restraining Order

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