Live at Cockpit on Tuesday, 23rd November 2010
Young Guns are back in Leeds to warm up the crowd on the cold November Tuesday night and to showcase songs from their debut album 'All Our Kings Are Dead'.
Kicking off the set loud and energetic, playing crowd favourites 'Crystal Clear', 'Winter Kiss' and 'Daughter of the Sea', it's easy to see why so many people have crammed into The Cockpit tonight.
Gus, Young Guns' lead singer, admits to being ill and nearly pulled the show tonight, but after seeing so many faces mouthing the lyrics back to him, he was glad to have battled on and give it his all.
After touring Europe before the UK tour kicked off, the band seem a little worse for wear, but smiles are still shown when they play everyone's favourite anthem 'Weight of the World' to close with.
The first album encapsulates raw energy and personal lyrics which hit you hard from the offset, and are mirrored perfectly in this Leeds set. I think this band is what the British music scene is desperately seeking.
The Young Guns band members are sporting 70's style moustaches in aid of Movember, a charity for prostate cancer awareness. The lads from the band are seeking sponsorship for their upper lip efforts, and ask people to give generously for such a great cause. To be honest, the guys look ridiculous. So if they're willing to go a whole month, looking like extras from Boogie Nights, they have my sponsorship.
The set tonight was a bouncy, riff filled and showed what the band are capable of, even when ill, which is to rock. Seeing them go from supporting Bon Jovi earlier in the year, to open Reading Festival, then to see them in an intimate venue like The Cockpit, it's safe to say, catch them in these tiny venues while you can, as they're ready to explode into the big time.