The High-Wycombe quintet try their best to enliven their audience

The past year has seen the Buckinghamshire five-piece make an incredible break-through onto the alternative rock scene and with their debut album ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’ soon to be released, the future seems bright for Young Guns.

Singles ‘Winter Kiss’ and ‘Sons of Apathy’ were obviously greeted with an enthusiastic reception, with the band filling the remainder of their set with songs from both their upcoming album and their 2009 EP ‘Mirrors’. ‘The Weight of the World’ was perhaps the highlight of their set, showcasing the band’s ability to deliver a versatile song with melodic foundations.

Singer Gustav Wood’s performance was lively and charismatic, yet failed to fully ignite a crowd that was primarily there to avoid the downpour of rain outside of the covered Pepsi Max stage. However, because of the slightly subdued response from those watching, Young Guns did not let their effort levels slip once during their 40 minute slot. It is easy to see how the band have warranted invitations to support such high-profile acts as Lostprophets and Bon Jovi; although their music may not be hugely original, the energy exerted in their live performances is flawless.

With a number of high-profile festival appearances still to come this summer, it will be interesting to track the progress of this hard-working band, who will surely continue to escalate in popularity over the forthcoming months and years.