Guards - "Ready To Go"


Guards frontman Richie Follin is brother to Cults‘ lead singer Madeline (he’s probably so sick of people pointing that out by now), but the siblings are both carving out their own lane. While Cults feels softer, more vintage, and a little distant, Guards create something a little more fist pump-worthy. It’s indie pop but with a rock edge—at points in “Ready To Go” you could almost hear an epic guitar solo about to break, and it’s this looming possibility that makes Guards’ sound stand out from a lot of the non-threatening indie pop of the moment.

In Guards We Trust is out February 5th.