Mini Review: Young Guns- ‘Ones And Zeros’

Time waits for no man, not even Young Guns. The band spent time away from home (London) touring the states and working on new material. Five years since the release of their debut album, All Our Kings Are Dead, Young Guns punch their way back into the british rock scene with their ‘it was worth the wait’ album ‘Ones & Zeros’; presenting personal memories with ‘Lullaby’, portraying a stripped back staple to the album, before returning back to the life of an adult with the tracks ‘Speaking In Tongues’ and ‘Memento Mori’.

Sometimes we can all feel like Neville Longbottom, but with a little reminder of life, that is sure to put your life into perspective.  ‘Infinity’, the third track bestows the atmosphere of flashbacks and a sense of appreciation for what the band had encountered as a band. The lack of communication that this world has found itself in due to the advances of technology have enabled frontman Gustav Wood to translate what seems to be more informative than a university lecture, his thoughts on the world we live in with the track ‘Ones And Zeros’.

Young Guns show varied music influences without sounding like anyone but themselves, which is admirable. ‘Daylight’ and ‘Rising Up’ offer a positive and uplifting concept, in comparison to ‘I don’t need god’, starting off calm with a piano intro, before breaking down the doors once again to encompass us with the line ‘I Don’t Need God, I Need You’. The album is truly a collection of factors reliability and honesty of their time well spent.


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