Introducing Young Rivals. They make music for lazy afternoons and boozy evenings…from the press release its clear that this band is maybe tired of being compared to The Beach Boys, The Beatles and other such guitar wielding counterparts…but their music does demonstrate a youthful exuberance, like the rock and roll of the 60’s, a real passion for the guitar. The cheery melodies on Two Reasons really does have something Mcartney/Lennon-esque about it, the swagger of ‘Better Things‘ screams Jagger and the solo on said track sounds like its blasting from Dave Davie’s AC30 amp. Yes its easy for me to make comparisons, its harder to describe what pulled me into this music but I find it engaging that bands like Young Rival are still making this sort of music in 2013. Long may it last folks. Long may it last.