- Jennifer Janz
LAZY GUNS - I LIKE IT (When I'm With You)
There’s a new indie rock band emerging whose latest single is sure to captivate rock lovers worldwide.
Australian indie rock band Lazy Guns have released their second single, I Like It (When I’m With You), and it’s a brilliant merging of classic rock and Australian pub rock, with echoes of the post-grunge fire of the early 2000s.
The band’s latest follows on from their debut track, Runaway, released earlier this year to great acclaim. I Like It (When I’m With You) features a blend of musical styles within one large genre, one of the record’s most inviting and impressive aspects. It condenses three minutes of thundering, freewheeling rock and roll full of swagger and a melodic approach that maintains a bluesbent, in an authentic, rousing rock style.
As front man and lyricist for the emerging band, Jack recounts, ‘I Like It (When I’m With You) was written three years ago and quite unconventionally! It was originally written—and consequently rehearsed for two years—without lyrics. When it came to recording our album, I finally sat down and wrote (them).’
I Like It (When I’m With You) has tonnes of attitude and defiance, in addition to an immediacy that reflects the influences of the heart-on-sleeve subgenres it draws from. These qualities are the result of the band utilising inspiration from a variety of musical sources. Speaking on the song’s theme, Jack explains that he paralleled Oasis’ reference to Sally in Don’t Look Back In Anger:
‘‘ I Like It (When I’m With You) is a confident and accomplished rock track that will help Lazy Guns gain a dedicated fan base and heighten anticipation for their first album.
‘A mystery girl that doesn't really exist.’ With a raw rhythmic pulse and an AC/DC-like guitar riff, the music erupts from the speakers in a classic but dextrous style. This leaves plenty of opportunity for a powerful vocal performance to take the limelight. Despite the band wearing their inspirations well, generating a compelling, intoxicating combination of old and new, borrowed and repurposed, a uniqueness comes through.
I Like It (When I’m With You) is a confident and accomplished rock track that will help Lazy Guns gain a dedicated fan base and heighten anticipation for their first album.
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