PET WEAPONS is the collaboration between GIL DE RAY and LITTLE BARRIE frontman, BARRIE CADOGAN: contemporary guitarist who’s played with Primal Scream, Edwyn Collins, Morrissey, Spiritualized, Charles Bradley, and many more.
Growing from a frantic period of idea-sharing and mutual inspiration, PET WEAPONS was crafted in snatched moments backstage and rehearsal rooms where GIL DE RAY toured the UK, Japan and the West coast of America supporting LITTLE BARRIE’s SHADOW album tour. Sometimes Gil De Ray were support band, sometimes Gil was designated driver, sometimes provider of live psychedelic video projections. GIL filmed and directed the promos for (the Raindance nominated) EYES WERE YOUNG, PAULINE, I5CA, and LOVE OR LOVE from the latest album, DEATH EXPRESS. BARRIE CADOGAN plays guitar and co-produced GIL DE RAY’s debut album: A RIOT OF SOUND, released in 2016, making Rough Trade’s Album Of The Week and gaining plaudits from Q.
Recorded and mixed in the winter of 2016, by Mike Burnham at Lovebuzz Studios in south east London: the sonic home of Fuzz Club Records live sessions, Cadogan’s debut solo EP The Cobra Lamps (released on Anton Newcombe’s A recordings), and Gil De Ray’s Riot Of Sound.
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