London’s alt rock quintet, Young Guns has had a mammoth year in 2012 and it has carried over into 2013 where they are currently a part of the hardDrive Live 5 Tour with Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, and Stars in Stereo. The band released its sophomore album “Bones” in February overseas where it immediately exploded across the charts, YouTube, radio and social media. Six videos and five singles have been released from the record so far. Prior to the band’s April 14 date in Idaho, Metalholic sat down with bassist Simon Mitchell and vocalist Gustav “Gus” Wood to talk about the success of “Bones“, when they might record album number three, and their personal journeys into music.
Young Guns was founded as early as 2003 with Wood and guitarist Fraser Taylor. Fellow guitarist John Taylor and drummer Ben Jolliffe would join in 2007. Mitchell would round it all out in 2008. A year later the band would release its first EP, “Mirrors“.
The new album, “Bones” was produced by former SikTh guitarist Dan Weller (Bullet For My Valentine, Rise To Remains, Sharks). Weller also produced the band’s 2010 debut, “All Our Kings Are Dead“. Young Guns followed the lead of friends and current tour mates, Bullet For My Valentine by recording the album at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand.
In September 2012, the band released “Bones” in North America and the band has been on a U.S. touring blitz ever since. The band recently finished dates with 10 Years, went home for 10 days and returned to the states for their current tour cycle. Even though “Bones” came out in 2012, they began working on the material in mid-2011. They hope to return to writing and recording the third studio album in late 2013.