There is a vast amount of highly eclectic music in the collection of Ian Shelton, frontman of the American post-hardcore band Militarie Gun - the virtuoso basslines of Fugazi, the political racket of Born Against, the flow of hip-hop and the melodic gifts of Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. The band’s very existence is due to Covid. Shelton had to cancel a tour with his former band Regional Justice Center and started a new project instead. In Los Angeles, he found four kindred spirits who loved punk, power pop and alternative rock just as much as he did. Militarie Gun took off like a rocket and caught the attention of the label Loma Vista, home to the likes of Korn, Rise Against and Soccer Mommy. Their first full album ‘Life Under The Gun’ (2023) will be released shortly before the festival.