You Me At Six - Sinners Never Sleep
- Oct 03, 2011
As one of Britain’s proudest pop punk creations, You Me At Six set to release their new record ‘Sinners Never Sleep’ and it is certainly hard to ignore. Produced by Garth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine), it is clear they have taken a slightly heavier direction on this, their third album.
Opening track ‘Loverboy’ contains a recycled recipe, with a guitar riff catchier than Fresher’s Flu and a few crowd pleasing ‘da da das’ to make fans feel at home. This song is a perfect example of the key to their success; having been recently named as Future Flames Ambassadors by Coca-Cola and with a string of nationwide tours behind them.
Despite their familiar sound, a new ingredient has been added this time around to create something much more sinister and dare I say it, grown up. The album holds a story of lust, love and anger. Lyrics like ‘life’s a bitch but I’m friends with her sister’ teamed together with powerful and emotion driven choruses from Josh Franceschi, create an epically dark listen.
The darkness continues with guest vocals from Oli Sykes and Winston McCall on two tracks, adding a new screamo element to the band’s sound. It does not sound out of place at all, helping to create a bigger energy than ever before. This album is definitely not one to play quietly, air guitar and desk drums at the ready.
Not all songs are quite so energetic though, there’s still time to kick back and relax. Slower tracks such as ‘No One Does It Better’ and ‘Crash’ take a few listens to get in to, but are then just as addictive as the rest. ‘Little Death’ is a definite stand out track, with the most uplifting, sing along worthy chorus on the album.
‘The Dilemma’ picks back up the pace, with fast paced verses and trumpets very reminiscent of early Panic! At The Disco. ‘When We Were Younger’ is a reflective end to such an elective album of emotions. It has everything you could ever wish for from a pop punk masterpiece; big guitars, big vocals, big emotions. A must have for any enthusiast.
@Claireyyyy, who blogs at writeitoffthewall.wordpress.com