Wednesday 30 November 2011

Young Guns - Learn My Lesson

Another rock review today, this time from High Wycombe's Young Guns.  Their sound is very much from the American alt rock scene, aping Lost Prophets (who they've supported), Panic! At The Disco, You Me At Six and countless other bands from either side of the pond over the last decade.  This is visceral, stadium-filling, emo rock, but it's nothing that hasn't been heard before.

That said, Learn My Lesson is the band's best track yet.  It's the first to be released from their second album, due early 2012.  In comparison to their debut 'All Our Kings Are Dead', the band have mellowed...slightly, but the driving guitars, catchy melodies and emo lyrics remain, though more prominence should be given to the guitar solo in the mix.  It's a worthy effort, but sadly feels a few years out of date, leaving music fans still waiting for the next, truly original, rock band.