Angels & Enemies - Sound of Guns Album Review
One band who is bound to hit it big in 2012 is the Sound of Guns, already being hailed as HMV's next big thing and shortlisted in XFM's 2011 New Music award, so the pressure is on for this band to show what they're made of. With their debut single from this new album 'Silicon' making a daily appearance on Radio 1 it's only a matter of time before this band hit the masses.
Opening track 'Sometimes' shows Sound of Guns for exactly what they are an alternative band who are slightly rough around the edges but ever so slightly cling on to that mainstream pop sound - ultimately the aspect that unfortunately will be why most of their fans like them. Being overplayed on Radio 1 is often a downfall for many new bands, when young people hop on the band wagon for anything that's trendy and cool and don't actually like a band for their underlying talent.
'The Oceans The Seas The Rivers' has a resemblance to early Feeder with its introduction whilst 'Flash of Light' is harder hitting and could easily be an opening for Muse. The one thing about Sound of Guns is they are extremely different, each song sounds individual, they regain their unique sound throughout and they do it without being annoying. If there was a band that deserved success in 2012 it would be this lot, having witnessed them back in early 2011 supporting The View, I was already won over. During live shows their hard work and sheer amount of energy put into gigs is unmissable and makes them nothing but worthy of the recognition they are gaining now. The only risk they run is becoming too big too soon and becoming an act that can't be escaped when perhaps they are best suited for being a smaller but much loved secret.
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