There’s a certain irresistible charm about Flashguns. In a world where bands seem more and more ready to forgo the melody and a decent tune for some other-worldly synth beat or a guitar riff that rips your ears to shreds, the atmospheric and soothing nature of ‘Locarno’ is a sudden moment of relief. They show that maybe a couple of guitars, a drumkit to bash and some half-decent vocals are enough after all. It won’t take you to far off worlds but it reminds you this one isn’t so bad itself.
Review by Rob Sellars