The Elston Guns – Modern Times (Don’t Let Me Down) / Days Are Done (Review)

Alternative rock outfit The Elston Guns were formed in 2018 by brothers Matt and Nick Wilson. Joined by lead guitarist Dziugas Juzena and drummer Jorge Morate, the collective include bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin as their go to influences. Creating their own distinctive, original sound, the refreshing music they create has already seen them headline shows at the O2 Academy2 Islington, Borderline and Zigfrid von Underbelly. Set to share their debut EP in the coming months, they’ve released two singles entitled Modern Times (Don’t Let Me Down) and Days Are Done in the run up. 

With Matt taking lead vocals, Modern Times (Don’t Let Me Down) opens with a soft arrangement before blending into a full arrangement. Featuring an old school rock and roll structure, the simple arrangement may feel nostalgic, but there’s flourishes of pure contentment in the songwriting. A warming single that provides a distinctive Elston Guns moment. 

Days Are Done features a more indie approach to the brothers songwriting. Upbeat and memorable, the lyrics touch on topics such as climate change. Holding your attention and securing a strong indie moment in the band’s discography, I wish The Elston Guns all the best in their ever-growing career.

Score: 3/5


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