Based out of the Harrisburg, PA music scene, Handguns present their own blasting brand of pop punk that should gain them a good deal of attention. Fans of bands such as The Wonder Years (also from PA by the way) and New Found Glory are sure to enjoy the dynamic tunes this collective has to offer. Don’t Bite Your Tongue is their latest full length, featuring super infectious tunes that will jangle in your head long after the disc spins to its conclusion. Here is a recent interview we conducted with one of the Handgunners – short but sweet and to the point. Check it…
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Handguns, and how long the band has been together.
My name is Jake Langley I play guitar. Handguns has been together since 2008.
Where is the band based out of and what is your local music scene like there?
We are based out of central Pa. The music scene is good!
Is there any story or concept behind the EP title Don’t Bite Your Tongue?
Just being open and honest with people about your feelings towards them
Select two songs from the new EP and what inspired the lyrics.
Best excuse – is about not always knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Scream goodbye – is about a shitty ex girl friend.
What did Nick Bruzzese from Man Overboard contribute to the overall recording process?
Just another ear on the songs. He also is great to Chang out with. So it makes recording fun
Why did Taylor decide to leave the band and is there a replacement for him yet?
Taylor’s reasons for leaving the band are because he just dosen’t wanna tour non-stop like we do. The life of living in a van isn’t for him anymore. We are replacing him because we have to keep going on. There are too many people who have supported this band to quit now.
How did the split with Forever Came Calling come about and how do these songs compare with the songs on Don’t Bite Your Tongue.
They were written the same way we always write and they are about just more stuff I have been going through.
What could one expect from a live Handguns show?
Fun lots of fun and dick jokes
What was it like doing the touring with Hawthorne Heights and then with The Wonder Years and were they cool to hang out with?
We have yet to tour with a band that we haven’t made friends with! It’s always great hanging out with other musicians
Are there any tours coming up in the future?
Yep. keep watching the social networks.
Any final words of wisdom?
(Interview by Kenneth Morton)
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