Leogun (London, U.K.)
Leogun taps deeply into a couple of different musical wells, one being the longstanding British tradition of translating Blues roots as classically heavy Hard Rock in a guitar/bass/drums power trio format, the other being young, accomplished musicians finding a way to merge their decades-old influences with their contemporary perspectives to create a sound that is somehow both fresh and familiar. On Leogun's full-length debut, the recently released By the Reins, the London three-piece manages both feats with consummate skill and raging power, pegging the needles a perfect shade of crimson on a set that is proudly informed by the past and uniquely framed by the present.
YDIIYD: Jack White, Jack Bruce and Jason Bonham use Doc Brown's Delorean to time bandit the best riffs of days gone by straight into tomorrow. (BB)