British Rockers Young Guns Premiere Arena-Worthy ‘I Want Out’ from Forthcoming Album

Young Guns Press photo 2014

Via Billboard:  “I Want Out” previews the band’s forthcoming third album, a so-far untitled effort due out in early 2015 via Wind-Up. It was recorded in Bath, England with producer Steve Osborne (U2, Joy Division) and mixed by Damian Taylor (Arcade Fire, Bjork

American rock fans should have Young Guns on their radars. Not to be confused with the Philly-based hip-hop duo Young Gunz (this is Guns with an “s,” mind you) Young Guns are already a main stage festival act in the U.K. rock scene, looking to expand their influence in the States.

And their pummeling new song “I Want Out” is a step in that direction. Billboard presents an exclusive premiere of its dramatic new music video, directed by Drew Cox here.

“With this being the video for our first new song, we wanted to have some fun and shoot something a little different and trippy and slightly unconventional for a rock video,” lead singer Gustav Wood says. “The director, Drew Cox, was totally on board and we had a lot of fun using projections and playing with video screens. It’s got a great energy to it and we’re really stoked with the results.”

The song also caught the ear of BBC Radio 1 superstar Zane Lowe, who recently played the track in the “Hottest Record In The World” spot on his very popular show.

First Listen (Today): Young Guns ‘I Want Out’ on BBC Radio 1

Tune in to BBC Radio 1 from 7pm GMT today (8/7/14) to be the first to hear the new Young Guns single ‘I Want Out’ played exclusively by Zane Lowe as his Hottest Record.

Gustav Wood (lead vocalist) will also be on the phone with Zane. ‘I Want Out’ will be available to download on iTunes from Friday. The forthcoming album was mixed by Damian Taylor at Golden Ratio.

Young Guns Wrapping Up Work On New Album, Mixed by Damian Taylor


Via antiMusic, July 2014:

Young Guns have revealed that they are putting the finishing touches on their new album, recorded in Bath, England, with producer Steve Osborne (Joy Division, U2, Peter Gabriel) with mixing by Damian Taylor (Arcade Fire, Bjork, The Killers) at his recording studio, Golden Ratio, in Montreal.
“We’re beyond excited,” says lead singer Gustav Wood. “We’ve pushed ourselves hard to become better songwriters and challenged ourselves to be more creative. We’re extremely proud of the results and feel this our best work to date.”

The yet-untitled disc is due for an early 2015 release, with the band previewing select songs during their upcoming North American tour with fellow Brits You Me At Six.

“The past few years have been amazing for us,” says Wood. “We’ve gone from buying a van on the internet and booking our own shows to having a number one single on American radio. But this is only the beginning for this band. We’re excited to return to the States this fall with You Me at Six and begin the next chapter of our story.”

Free Remixes Album from Fevers, Including “In Your Bones” Mixed by Damian Taylor at Golden Ratio

Damian recently mixed the this track, “In Your Bones”, for Fevers, an Anglo-Canadian band based a few hours from his studio in Montreal. Have a listen on Soundcloud or below.

They’re also very kindly giving it away for free as part of a remix package, which you can grab here.

Visit the official Fevers site at

Dummy’s 21st Century Pop Music 2014 Compilation: with Tirzah “I’m Not Dancing” (Damian Taylor Remix)

Dummy_21st_Century_Pop_Compilation_Art_750_750_90_sDUMMY has released a new compilation, featuring a mixture of new, exclusive, and unreleased tracks from some of their favorite new artists.

via DUMMY:

We are very happy to announce that we are releasing a new compilation, ‘Dummy: 21st Century Pop Music 2014′, showcasing a mixture of new, exclusive, and unreleased tracks from some of their favourite new artists for 2014/15. Since launching as a website in 2009, we’ve dedicated ourselves to covering new and emerging music from across the globe under the banner of “21st Century Pop Music”.

While “pop music” is a pretty elastic phrase in 2014, we’ve always considered there to be an undercurrent of pop to everything that we write about, and that’s reflected in the tracklist of their our ever compilation … There’s also a global undercurrent to much of the music featured, something that’s always been central to our ethos. This is the first time that a lot of the tracks that make up the compilation have been given a physical release.

One of the never-before-heard tracks is the Damian Taylor remix of Greco-Roman pop singer Tirzah’s I’m Not Dancing (Dummy’s #2 song of 2013).

For more and to listen, visit DUMMY.