Let me take you back in time, to when Pete Wylie and the Mighty Wah were making wonderful music out of Liverpool. Then throw in a bit of Mike Peters and The Alarm at their very raw, passionate best. Stir in some of the pomp and drama of more recent Muse, and top it all off with a voice that has a cutting edge like broken glass, that swoops and soars and holds notes w-a-a-a-y longer than they were meant to be held by a rock singer. And what you end up with is the amazingly good second album by Liverpool band Sound of Guns. I love it when you stumble upon a band you've never heard before and, from just the short snatches you get on the Amazon MP3 preview, you realise this is Something A Bit Special. My favourite album of the year so far. A stormer. Buy it.