Guardians

Guardians

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A fiery brand of alternative, high voltage pure unadulterated belligerent, self assured rock. With dynamic heart felt songs performed as though every last word, note or beat is their last. And a gut wreching debut album that will have you ready to party, dance and weep at the same time.

Biography

Guardians are from the Wirral, and have been together since school. They were playing bikers pubs and rock venues long before they were theoretically legal to go in them. 'We would be setting up, a group of very young teenagers, in these bars, and we could see the customers thinking like, what the hell was going on. Then we'd crank up the volume and they loved us,' says bass player Sean.

Since those early days, Guardians have gigged hard, learned their craft, and have come up through the ranks to be picked up by Kerrang and Classic Rock magazines.

They have bagged support slots to The Blackout and The Automatic, and have recently been championed by Radio 2’s Janice Long who played the title track of their latest album after seeing them on stage in Liverpool in January. ‘They were astounding,’ she told listeners, before tagging 'Follow Your Heart,' the title track of the band's latest album as a 'Janice Likes' on Radio 2's website

The band is amazing live, with comparisons to a belligerent early Clash. They headlined the first ever Youthfest 'teenagers only' guitar band festival on Merseyside last year, and in November, became the youngest band ever to headline at the Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

They have a large and loyal following, and regularly sell-out their gigs at some of Liverpool's major venues such as the 02 Academy and Picket.

Fans include none other than Rick Wakeman, formerly of Yes, who played their debut 'The Hunter' on his Classic Rock show, then was happy to meet up with the band when he played a local gig.

As Hippys On The Hill, (the name the band went out as until changing their name to Guardians late last year), they had a track included on 'Guitarmageddon,' covermount CD given away with the Classic Rock magazine, after winning an online readers' poll. Editor Sian Llewellyn told readers: 'When you hear this you'll be as amazed as we were to discover their age.' Other artists on the CD included Tom Morello and Lynrd Skynrd.

Late last year the band took a gamble and changed their name to Guardians - quite a gamble when you have a large following on social media. As Hippys On The Hill, the band's large and loyal following had been with them since the early days but their name didn’t reflect their sound. The name change seems to have paid off with the faithful still turning up in force for gigs and putting in some amazing crowd action of their own. Not for nothing are Guardians' gigs the stuff of legend!

‘Follow Your Heart,’ their first album as Guardians has just been released, and is on iTunes. It was written, recorded, mixed, mastered and released by the band, and the new material has been going down really well with the fans as well - as mentioned previously - as picking up national interest. They are now really keen to consolidate their progress with as many dates - especially festivals - around the country as they can. They are committed to getting their music out - and playing to - as many people as possible.

Craig Henderson, rhythm guitar: 'There are so many brilliant bands who have influenced us as a band over our years together, but its bands such as: Foo Fighters, The Darkness, The Clash, Green Day , Lostprophets, Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Enter Shikari who by their unbelievable live shows and albums infuse Guardians to better their selves as musicians further and to be honest if it wasn't for them we, as many bands, would never have even picked up a guitar.'

Lyrics

Follow Your Heart

Written By: Brad Doné

I know that i've done wrong
I know i've made mistakes
But I want to make amends
But if only we were friends
Maybe in time.

I am the guardian and all I ask for is to believe again and follow my heart.

Way down, I found remorse
Way down, I felt your force.
Now you can't bring back the dead
And what's done is done, is said.
But maybe in time.

I am the guardian and all I ask for is to believe again and follow my heart.

One chance, one life to live, follow your heart, follow your dreams.

An Enemy Of My Enemy (Is My Friend)

Written By: Brad Doné

I remember when we first met and I didn't care much for you.
I know it may seem heartless but that's the honest truth.
I'd pretend that you'd not exist and everything was alright.
But who'd thought we'd get this far?

I'm just a man taking names searching for that girl I lost and I cannot find you anywhere.
I've seen ten thousand leagues of sun but you're not the only one and I can leave you there.

I fought for my name and played your games for far too long.
And maybe you will see how you got the better of me.
An enemy of my enemy is my friend.
And i'm the captain of a sinking ship; we're going down.

Sirens

Written By: Brad Doné

When the night comes baby,
When the moon shines bright.
You can find me baby,
Under ocean light.

You can find on the dancefloor,
You can find me on a high.
You can find me looking for you,
Please don't without goodbye.

You can find me there.

Can you hear those sirens?
Ringing out into the night...

I'm be slamming down the whiskey,
I'll be smoking by the door.
You'll be wishin', watchin', waitin',
Begging me for more.

I can see when you're looking,
You can find me on the floor,
I can see when we're fucking,
Begging me for more.

Can you hear those sirens?
Ringing out into the night...

You can get me drunk, I don't mind.
And we can take our time, just tonight.
I made a deal with the devil,
And I know somewhere along the line,
We'll meet again...

Make It Out Alive

Written By: Brad Doné

Can you find it in your heart?
Figure out where it all went wrong.
'Cos i've been told there's a place,
Life's a stroll; not a race.
But i've been searching for my whole life.

If we go where they'll find then we can make it out alive.
And i've been told theres a place and we can make it out alive.

Everyday i've spent hours wondering where the hours seem to go,
And every girl i've loved is a lesson learned.

'Cos i've been told there's a place,
Life's a stroll; not a race.
But i've been searching for my whole life.

If we go where they'll find then we can make it out alive.
And i've been told theres a place and we can make it out alive.

If we go where they'll find then we can make it out alive.
And i've been told theres a place and I can make it out alive.

Annabel

Written By: Brad Doné

Smudged ink on the back of my hand;
The brush I use to paint this canvas.
I had a plan, I had a plan.
But I did not fit into it.

Just give me a chance to say i'm sorry.

So tell me are you lonely?
You were my one and only.
Now i'm out here on my own, wishing I was home.
See your face in every dream, but it always seems to haunt me.

December is a lonely time,
It's the month I hate the most.
I couldn't say I saw it coming,
When I was left merely a ghost.

But i'm not going to save you,
You were the world I adored.
But I'm not going to save you,
You're not the person that I knew before.

Discography


"Make it Out Alive" - Single (September 21st 2011)

"Follow Your Heart" - Single (December 24th 2011)
Received radio airplay on BBC RADIO 2 (February 1st 2012)

"Follow Your Heart" - Album (Jan 2 2012)
1. Follow your Heart
2. An Enemy Of My Enemy (Is My Friend)
3. Make It Out Alive
4. Annabel
5. Sirens
6. Caught In The Crossfire
7. The Healer
8. Red Eyes

Set List

Guardians “Follow Your Heart Promotion” Set List.

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
AN ENEMY OF MY ENEMY
MAKE IT OUT ALIVE
ANNABEL
SIRENS
CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
RED EYES
IN/OUT