22-20s - Shoot Your Gun

Alex Worsnip 28/06/2004

Rating: 4/5

Following the rumbling garage-rock of the excellent 'Why Don't You Do It For Me?', the 22-20's return with new single Shoot Your Gun. Slower and more clearly produced than their last single, it's a bleak, American-style gothic blues replete with a call of 'oh baby, won't you cry/show me there's some tears behind your eyes', all backed up with relentlessly chugging guitars and gothic organ. A mid-song breakdown reveals some spine-shivering guitar work. Take that, Kings of Leon - fantastic stuff.