Young Guns


Listen Today, Get it Tomorrow

Young Guns' 2010 album, All Our Kings Are Dead, makes its debut as a U.S. digital release tomorrow. To honor the occasion, AltPress has an exclusive full stream of the album for those who have yet to hear it. Listen below, and let us know what you think of Young Guns, who are featured in our current issue's 100 Bands You Need To Know special!

Young Guns - Portraits

Young Guns Hit #1

Los Angeles, CA (March 11, 2013) – In the latest issue of Alternative Press, the magazine lauded British quintet YOUNG GUNS as “A Band You Need To Know.” “Young Guns have grown phenomenally in the UK,” they wrote. “And they’re beginning to make their mark in the US, too.” Truer words were never spoken. After 32 consecutive weeks of steady climbing, Young Guns have hit No. 1 on the Active Rock radio chart with “Bones,” the lead single/title track off their Wind-up Records debut. As a result, Young Guns are the new record-holders for longest unbroken march to the top (meaning they never lost a “bullet” in their climb to No. 1). They’re the only new act on the chart’s top ten and they hold the distinction of being the highest-charting new band at Active Rock Radio in 2012. And the “Bones” video has amassed more than 1.7 million views on YouTube.

Says lead singer Gustav Wood, “To hit No. 1 in America is something most bands, including ourselves, can usually only ever dream about. To have done it with our debut single is something that is almost too incredible for us to believe. But, here we are alongside, and for the time being above, bands that we grew up listening to and we are so excited and grateful. We'll never forget this achievement and we owe a huge thanks to the radio stations that have had faith in us and took a chance in playing our music, the people we work with at Wind-up Records, The Agency Group, Raw Power Management and BWR, and most importantly, anyone who has called in to a station to request our song or cares about our band. We're full of momentum and energy and can't wait to get to South By Southwest in a few days and then come back for the Bullet For My Valentine tour in April. We feel like we haven't yet scratched the surface and we can't wait to kick on!”

On the other side of the Atlantic, UK rock mag Kerrang! awarded “Bones” the No. 1 spot on its list of the 250 Greatest Rock Songs of 2012. Q Magazine also praised the band for being at the forefront of The New NEW Wave of British Heavy Metal and for “broadening the [genre’s] sound to the point where it’s closer to an amped-up version of alternative rock.”

The uninitiated can catch Young Guns (Wood, guitarists Fraser Taylor and John Taylor, bassist Simon Mitchell and drummer Ben Jolliffe) this week in Austin, TX, where the Brits will be playing six shows at SXSW, including the Wind-up Records 15th Anniversary Party on March 14th, the Tillys and Raw Power parties on March 15th and the Alternative Press, Quantum Collection Whole Foods Showcase and Sony City Showcase, all three on March 16th. On April 12th, they’ll hit the road with Bullet For My Valentine and Halestorm as part of this year’s hardDrive Live Tour.

Over the course of the past few years, the London-based quintet has emerged as one of the UK's most electrifying new bands, garnering radio play and UK chart success while playing to packed-house crowds all across Europe, including a main stage performance at the Reading Festival, where they tore up the stage as part of a lineup that included Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Guns N' Roses and Modest Mouse. iTunes spotlighted them in their “Best of 2012: Rock Albums” feature & XBox Music hailed them with “Who’s Next/Best of 2012” alongside Alabama Shakes, Elle Varner and Two Door Cinema Club. They also recently did a Daytrotter session, earned a Revolver Golden Gods nomination  in the “Best New Talent” category, and are making their 2010 album, All Our Kings Are Dead, available digitally for the first time ever in the U.S. Don't miss your chance to catch Young Guns live.

Dates are below:


3/14 –Wind-up Records 15th Anniversary Party @ Empire Control Room @ 3:30 pm
3/15 – Tillys Party @ The Firehouse @3pm

3/15 – Raw Power Party @ the Dirty Dog Bar @10:15pm
3/16 – Alternative Press Party @ Red @ 4:40 pm

3/16 - Quantum Collective Whole Foods Showcase @ 40-Whole Foods Store @ 7pm

3/16 – Sony City Showcase @ Six Lounge @ 9pm

hardDrive Dates:

4/12 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore

4/13—Salt Lake City, UT @Great Salt Air
4/14—Boise, ID @ Revolution Ctr

4/16—Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theater

4/17—San Francisco, CA @ Warfield

4/19—Pomona, CA @ The Fox

4/21—Tempe, AZ @ Marquee

4/23—Dallas, TX @ HOB

4/24—Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

4/30—New York, NY @ Roseland

5/1—Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

5/3—Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

5/5—Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory Outdoors

5/7—Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

5/8—Ft. Wayne , IN @ Expo Center

5/10—Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

5/11—Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

5/15—Minneapolis, MN @ Myth

5/17—Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

5/19—Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

5/21—Chicago, IL @ Riviera

5/22—Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom


Wind-up Records SXSW 2013 Showcase

It's our 15th Anniversary and we've decided to celebrate it with the best showcase SXSW has ever seen! Five of our bands will be joining us for one hell of a party and you can join for free with an RSVP!

Get a free Russian Standard Vodka drink when you 'login live' with the Decksi app or when you 'check in' with the Applauze app! Show your check-in to the bartender and enjoy! We also have free Defunct t-shirts and free DEOS headphones! First come, first serve, so get there early and stay late. Want even more free stuff? 'Login live' with the Decski app and get 350 bonus credits to unlock rare band footage from SXSW!

Can't make the party? Our artists are playing all week long!


  • Thursday (3/14), 2:00 pm @ Empire Control Room (Wind-up Records Party)

Civil Twilight

  • Wednesday (3/13), 12 am @ The Hangar Lounge (Sony City Showcase)
  • Thursday (3/14), 5:00 pm @ Empire Control Room (Wind-up Records Party)
  • Friday (3/15), 6:05 pm @ Whole Foods (Quantum Collective Whole Foods Showcase)
  • Saturday (3/16), 3:30 pm @  Peckerheads (Baeble Music Presents: The Launch Pad)
  • Saturday (3/16), 6:00 pm @ Waterloo Records
  • Saturday (3/16), 1:00 am @ Antones (Flemming Artists Showcase)

Jillette Johnson

  • Wednesday (3/13), 2:00 pm @ The Hangar Lounge (Sony City Showcase)
  • Wednesday (3/13), 3:00 pm @ The Blackberry House / 82 Rainey Street
  • Thursday (3/14), 1:15 pm @ Empire Control Room (Wind-up Records Party)
  • Saturday (3/16), 7:00 pm @ Antones (Flemming Artists Showcase)

The Virginmarys 

  • Wednesday (3/13), 11:00 pm @ The Hangar Lounge (Sony City Showcase)
  • Wednesday (3/13), 2:00 pm @ The Blackberry House / 82 Rainey Street
  • Thursday (3/14), 4:15 pm @ Empire Control Room (Wind-up Records Party)
  • Thursday (3/14), 6:30 pm @ The Hangar Lounge (Sony City Showcase)
  • Friday (3/15), 12:30 pm @ HGTV and Paste Present the Stages on Sixth / 508 East 6th St
  • Friday (3/15), 8:00 pm @ The 512 (Official SXSW Showcase)

Young Guns

  • Thursday (3/14), 3:30 pm @ Empire Control Room (Wind-up Records Party)
  • Friday (3/15), 10:15 pm @ Dirty Dog Bar (Raw Power Management Showcase)
  • Saturday (3/16), 4:40 pm @ Red 7 (AP Presents "100 Bands You Need to Know" Showcase) 
  • Saturday (3/16), 9:00 pm @ Six Lounge (Sony City Showcase)

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The Virginmarys

Album Most Looking Forward To - Magnet Magazine / New Music - Revolver

Young Guns

Best New Talent - Revolver Golden Gods Awards

The Darkness

Comeback of the Year - Revolver Golden Gods Awards



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Young Guns – A Daytrotter Session

Daytrotter has now officially released their sessions for Young Guns!

Listen to the session on Daytrotter

"Young Guns, a group from Buckinghamshire, England, finds itself of this mind, writing nothing about the trivial parts of existing, but of the ancient struggles that man has always grappled with. They are the ideas of war, the problems of the psyche and the sensation of being nothing more than a peanut in the turd that the universe pooped out once and left steaming in the tall grass somewhere." - Daytrotter

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