Dark Days. British Rock was definitely something to be proud of in 2013 and we can already tell that 2014 is going to be oh, so much better – we didn’t even think that was possible! The tranquil opening seconds of opener Expensive Imitation soon progress into a head banging, foot tapping riff and we can just feel it in our bones: this record is going to be a damn good one. British Rock oozes throughout the punchy rhythms and we get shivers when the record has only just begun. A perfect track to lay the foundations of Dark Days. The soothing vocals of Luke Prebble blend perfectly with the soft guitars in All My Life, which boasts the award for most anthemic chorus on the record; we can see this in a stadium someday. Single Satellite is big, bold and bouncy with an infectious bridge and chorus that begs for us to sing-a-long to, not to mention the power driven group chant; we can’t not get involved (even if it is in front of our bedroom mirror). Initially acoustic-led, By The Trail is beautifully tranquil and emotion-fuelled, belting into full swing rock that only heightens the emotion throughout the track; ending with perfectly soothing harmonies that make our hearts melt. Run From A Gun is another to focus on the calmer side of rock, still displaying those anthemic qualities that Canterbury are nailing in this record; these boys are ticking all of the right boxes.