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Sound Of Guns @ Relentless Garage

| On 22, Jun 2010

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London, 18th June

Sound of Guns are touring around the UK to promote their debut album “What Came From Fire” (out June 28th). After having played a few months ago at the Lexington in London, this time they hit the stage at the Relentless Garage. The night has been organized by the betting company 888.com and This Feeling in order to show England’s world cup football games on big screens and a gig straight after.

It’s 10:30 pm and the band makes his appearance on stage opening the concert with Bullets In The Bloodstream, a very good song that let the band to warm up the audience and introduce frontman Andy’s  vocals skills. The second track, Elementary Of Youth, reminds me of something from U2’s early years; guitars, drums, bass and voice are simply perfect and frontman Andy starts to become familiar with the stage and that imaginary line between the audience and band. Just a few seconds for a quick drink and the five guys from Liverpool play Alcatraz a first-class tune in pure brit-rock style; it’s time to clap your hands! Although the guys are playing catchy tunes and great ballads, the audience is still a bit flat. Anyway, it’s not the band’s fault if England has drawn against Algeria being a blow for people’s mood tonight. It doesn’t matter for the Liverpudlian band; they carry on playing a couple of songs taken from their first E.P. “Elementary Of Youth” before performing the new single Architects (out June 21st). This instantly likeable song finally makes the audience dance and allows the singer to do his best in involving the crowd – Andy decides to climb the barriers and sing among the people, this is rock!

Sound Of Guns, described by Zane Lowe as “British Rock and roll from the heart” surely deserved a warmer audience, but maybe that wasn’t the right night for British people to appreciate one of the best brit-rock band of the moment in a cozy venue before they become too “big” for those kind of stages.

Setlist:

Bullets in the bloodstream

Elementary of youth

Alcatraz

Gallantry

Collisions

Architects

Magnesium sea

Author & Photos: Luca Viola