Review: Sound of Guns – Architects

By on Monday, 8th June 2009 at 12:00 pm

Claiming you’re influenced by a selection of bands as wide as The Verve, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Led Zeppelin, The Walkmen, The Rolling Stones and The Doors means one of two things: 1) you’re a pretty interesting tribute band or 2) you credit all the above and have a great, unique sound.

Thankfully Liverpool’s Sound of Guns‘ new single, Architechts, does number 2 on that list – with all of the above bands influence noticeable, they come out sounding like The Music would if they’d had a better second album. The lead single is a pounding, drum driven hazy affair, full of anthemic power chords that just needs to be played in some murky toilet venue. Vocalist Andrew Metcalfe’s vocals are nice and prominent too, which I like – all too often they get buried at the bottom of the mix.

B-Side “Magnesium Seas” is a more mundane affair, more of a Kasabian album track material, quality but not lead single material.

7.5 / 10.

Sound of Guns’ new single, Architechts is out today (8th June 2009) on Distiller Records.

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