Album Review: Young Guns - Ones and Zeroes

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ones and Zeroes is Brit rockers Young Guns third album, and boy is it infectious. For fans of the modern British sound along the lines of The Killers or You Me At Six, these guys are definitely worth a listen/ Riding off the success of their previous to albums and tours, Young Guns has toured with British metal giants such as Asking Alexandria, Bullet For My Valentine and Bring Me The Horizon. This quintet brings a thick British rock sound, laced with a touch of electronica and catchy hooks that will stick with you long after you’ve finished the album.

Young Guns have crafted their sound based around powerful vocals provided by frontman Gustav Wood, a thick dual guitar sound, anthemic choruses and slick electronic samples. Producer Steve Osbourne’s (U2) influence is clear throughout the album with its huge and melodic tracks.

Songs like first single ‘I Want Out’ with its spacious piano riffs and ‘Infinity,’ with reverb soaked guitars set the tone for the album. The guitars are covered in delay and phaser effects, the rhythm is tight and the choruses are ready to fill stadiums.

Further down the album there’s songs like ‘Daylight,’ making full use of the synth effects and even some strings. Then there's this reviewers personal favourite ‘Speaking In Tongues,’ which has some of the best vocals on the album and chorus thats going to be a blast in the moshpit.

The Ones and Zeroes closes with the title track, another highlight and an atmospheric way to close the album.

Ones and Zeroes is a proud offering from Young Guns. So far only UK tour dates have been announced, but fingers crossed the lads decide to make an adventure Down Under! Make sure to check out Ones and Zeroes on EMI Records.

Written by James Frith

Young Guns - Ones and Zeroes
Released: June 8th 2015