Since the release of You Me At Six's 2008 debut album Take Off Your Colours, they have been at the forefront of British rock music. From that album's riotous pop-punk, via the explosive thrills of their 2010 Top 5 album Hold Me Down, the Surrey-based band have dealt in party anthems, relationship dramas as they've sound-tracked the summer with their buoyant melodies and crackling riffs.
But the release of You Me At Six's third album, Sinners Never Sleep, marks a shift. Older, wiser, and with more to say, this is a band who have enjoyed their youth but who are moving into new pastures.
You Me At Six recorded Sinners Never Sleep in Los Angeles with the influential producer Garth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Gallows, Rage Against The Machine) and there, they set about building the bridges to take them from their pop-punk past to their rock future.