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Gunship (band)

Gunship (band)

Gunship is a British synthwave band formed in 2014 by Dan Haigh and Alex Westaway; they were later joined by drummer Alex Gingell.


After Westaway and Haigh's other musical act, Fightstar, went on hiatus in 2010, the pair decided to focus on other musical ventures, including forming Gunship, eventually joined by Gingell. Their debut release, self-titled Gunship, was released in 2015 to positive reviews. Their follow up, Dark All Day, was released on 5 October 2018.

In 2019, Gunship appeared in the documentary film The Rise of the Synths, which explored the origins and growth of the Synthwave genre. Westaway, Haigh and Gingell appeared alongside various other composers from the scene, including John Carpenter, who also starred in and narrated the film.

In May 2021, tattoo artist and model Kat Von D collaborated with Haigh on her debut album, Love Made Me Do It.

On 10 July 2023 the band announced their third studio album titled Unicorn. The album was released on 29 September 2023.

Equipment and gear

Gunship has a large collection of synthesizers, including the Juno 106, DSI Prophet 12, DSI Prophet 6, MOOG Minimoog, MOOG Mother 32, and various Oberheim units.


"The Video Game Champion" is a collaboration with the guitarist Thomas McRocklin, while "Ghost" is a collaboration with Melbourne synthwave duo Power Glove. The single "Monster in Paradise" features saxophonist Tim Cappello and vocals from Milkie Way, lead singer of Wargasm. A full list of collaborators on each album follows.


The first Gunship album featured collaborations with:

  • Lou Hayter (New Young Pony Club, Tomorrows World)
  • John Carpenter (director/composer)
  • Charlie Simpson (Fightstar, Busted)
  • Martin Grech
  • Stella Le Page was featured on 'Fly For Your Life'

Dark All Day

The second Gunship album featured collaborations with:

  • Tim Cappello (The Lost Boys)
  • Richard K. Morgan (Author – Altered Carbon)
  • Kat Von D
  • Wil Wheaton
  • Indiana
  • Stella Le Page was featured on "Art3mis & Parzival"
  • Una Healy


The third Gunship album featured collaborations with:

  • Tim Cappello (The Lost Boys)
  • John Carpenter (director/composer)
  • Charlie Simpson (Fightstar, Busted)
  • Power Glove
  • Gavin Rossdale
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Health (band)
  • Dave Lombardo
  • Milkie Way
  • Lights


  • Alex Westaway – vocals, multi-instruments
  • Dan Haigh – multi-instruments
  • Alex Gingell – multi-instruments


Studio albums

Collaborations and other releases

  • Collaborated with Metrik on the track "Electric Echo" (2016)
  • Remixed a track for Lionface's No Hope State (2017)
  • Collaborated with Lazerhawk on the track "Feel the Rush Tonight" (2017)
  • Included the track "Vale of Shadows" on the album Rise of the Synths EP2 official companion album. (2017)
  • Released the single "Art3mis & Parzival" (2018)
  • Collaborated with Tim Cappello and Indiana for the single "Dark All Day" (2018), which features on their album of the same name.
  • Included the track "Cthulhu" on the album Fangoria Presents: Hollydoom (Original Magazine Soundtrack) (2019)
  • Collaborated with Tyler Bates and Dave Lombardo for "Berserker" on the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack
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