Fresh from opening for Bon Jovi at the 02 Arena London, which only comes around once in a lifetime. The UK band Young Guns are set to be the next up and coming successful band with their mix of heavy riffs, catchy guitar hooks and emotive lyrics.
The five piece hailing from High Wycombe have just released in the UK their first full length album ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’. Young Guns have previously only released one other small EP and two singles so for the band this first album has to make an impression, and it definitely does.
The band’s music is heavy yet catchy and melodic at the same time and with front man Gustav’s emotive lyrics driving the music forward it is just perfect to hear. With Gustav Wood providing the emotive sweet vocals, the band’s line-up is completed by John Taylor (guitar), Fraser Taylor (guitar), Simon Mitchell (bass) and Ben Jolliffe (drums). With the band not only possessing the ability to write some seriously catchy tunes they also have the looks to match and any one of them could be mistaken for being models.
‘All Our Kings Are Dead’ really does pack a punch with hard hitting songs ‘Crystal Clear’, ‘Winter Kiss’ and ‘Weight of the World’ which show off the pure power of the band. The album also shows a more serious side to the band as well with Gustav singing on ‘Sons Of Apathy’ “If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my short time on this earth/ Devotion should be owed not earned/ Only you determine what you’re worth …my father conquered seas but he was no help to me”. Clearly he touches upon the topic of not growing up with a father.
Other songs on the album ‘DOA’ and ‘Elements’ really bring out the heavy metal influences from the band but also intertwine the melodic side of the band as well. The album itself is by far a great album with plenty of soaring vocals and guitar hooks that will make you want to hear more and go and see the band live for yourself.
The band has toured with some successful bands from Taking Back Sunday, The Used, All Time Low, Lostprophets and The Blackout. With the band also securing a slot on the main stage at 2010’s Reading and Leeds Festival, sharing the stage with rock giants Queens of the Stone Age and Guns and Roses the band are bound to make a big impression and hopefully pick up a lot of new fans at the same time.
So if you want to listen to some new alternative catchy rock anthems from a bunch of handsome UK guys then give Young Guns a listen because you will not be disappointed.