Spotlight: Gorilla Punch Radio

Gorilla Punch Radio are an exciting new alternative rock band from Leeds. The band describe their music as containing ‘colossal guitar riffs, gritty vocals and lyrics about standing up in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds’.

The band was formed by guitarist and singer Paul James, at the end of 2014, after extensively touring with bands such as The Struts and The Pigeon Detectives.


Their debut single No Retreat is available on 7th August via iTunes. The track was mixed by revered engineer/producer Elliot Vaughan, whose previous clients include Pulled Apart by Horses and Frank TurnerNo Retreat is a punchy, explosive track, that is likely to make you start head banging and punching your fists in the air.

The song explores ‘the gritty realities of standing up in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds’, whilst the lyrics inspire you to be courageous and face up to the harsh realities of life.

We’re really excited about this song as it has taken a while to craft and perfect. Elliot has successfully captured the energy of Gorilla Punch Radio in this recording, and we can’t wait to share it with everybody!” – Paul James of Gorilla Punch Radio.

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Find out more about Gorilla Punch Radio by following them on FacebookTwitter and Soundcloud.

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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee. He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young. When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.
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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee.

He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young.

When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.