Guards

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Guards

by Kara Manning

Guards dives headlong into the deep end of the guitar rock pool on its expansive, brazenly hook-laden debut, In Guards We Trust. Led by former Willowz frontman and Cults touring member Richie Follin — the older brother of Cults' Madeline Follin  — Guards' evolution from EP to full-length album was a two-year process during which 50 songs were written (some of which will eventually surface as B-sides).