Young Guns – Bones (Play it Again Sam Recordings)

younggunsbones300Depsite an ever-growing fanbase, Young Guns have never been a band in the spotlight, often shadowed by more well-known bands of a similar genre and audience, some of whom have offered them supporting slots on tour, namely Lostprophets and more recently Enter Shikari. Yet the High Wycombe alternative rockers’ new record, ‘Bones’, and new single of the same title, both released this month, offer more than a promise to better themselves even further and to finally prove to everyone that 2012 just might be their year.

‘Bones’ is the second single to be released from their latest (second) album, which follows up the successful debut LP ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’, and although mainly sticking with their regular sound, it is clear that the quintet are on the road to maturing, in terms of lyrics and musically tpp, and self-admittedly they have all grown up rather a lot during the making of this record. The song jumps straight into a punchy, strong beat that immediately secures the build up into an inevitably catchy, anthemic chorus, accompanied by frontman Gustav Wood’s powerful vocals to deliver the clever and easily relatable lyrics, which are the finishing piece to this ballsy rock song, smoothly knitted together with beautifully melodic guitar riffs that without a doubt make this song one of their strongest yet.

Not many would disagree that ‘Bones’ is a song of sufficient magnitude to set the scene for the new record and perhaps the start of a new era for Young Guns, who have bared their teeth and braved a more feisty take on things than previously attempted to show their fans and, maybe even a whole new audience are about to be introduced to the band, and what they are really capable of.

Release date: 20/02/2012
Label: Live Forever
[rating: 4.5]

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