A wonderful package landed on my doormat today. Inside were four wonderful things. Four shiny, new CDs full of beautiful, new music from Crystal Castles, Example, Young Guns and Brendan Perry.
At this exact moment in time, my frontal lobes are wrestling with Young Guns' debut, full length album, All Our Kings Are Dead. It's big and it's very clever. The High Wycombe five-piece have unleashed a dozen tracks beyond their foetal careers; ambitious, honest rock anthemica. One listen will have you attempting to sing along with Gustav and co's shoot-from-the-hip choruses and flailing your limbs around your living room like a crazed, mosh pitting behemoth. It's crystal clear that this is merely the beginning of something beautiful for these Brit rock breakthroughs.
Listen to: Crystal Clear, After The War and Beneath The Waves.
Check out: www.myspace.com/youngguns for summer tour dates and their winter headline UK tour.
Watch: The video for latest single Crystal Clear