You Me At Six – Sinners Never Sleep.
You Me At Six seem to be a ‘Marmite’ band. On one side of the fence you have the ‘Sixers’ who have nothing but praise for the band and on the other, the rest of the world who offer endless criticism for this Surrey quintet. However, album number three ‘Sinners Never Sleep’ looks like the album to turn haters into lovers and make the biggest of fans prouder than ever. You Me At Six promised change within the tracks of this album and although songs like ‘This Is The First Thing’ still bare huge resemblances to previous albums, it seems they have in fact made change. Cameos from Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) and Winston McCall (Parkway Drive) bring a heavier, darker side to the band, one that hasn’t been heard before. Regardless of the fact the sound is more mature and polished than the bands last two offerings (Take Off Your Colours & Hold Me Down) they’re still very much the pop punk band they’ve always been and haven’t lived up to every fans fears of ‘selling out’. This album is their best work to date. The variety offered makes the album exciting and the change in tempo from track to track is something missing from pop punk and music in general right now. It’s obvious that You Me At Six have really taken risks making this album and with more hits than misses, their risk taking has paid off. The talents of this band have crescendoed over the years. That combined with the fact that You Me At Six have clearly worked themselves to the bone on this album makes ‘Sinners Never Sleep’ a worthwhile album and one every should at least check out.
Listen to: Bite My Tongue, Little Death.
For fans of: Paramore, Young Guns, Kids In Glass Houses.
Sinners Never Sleep can be purchased on Play.com, Itunes, Amazon and HMV.com