- Mon, 2012-03-05 14:24
Monday mornings at I Like Music are typically spent reporting on the latest Top 40 news, eating porridge and planning for the week ahead. Today was a little different, in that I spent most of the morning anticipating a connect call to Perth, Australia. Finally it came, and I was soon connected to Max of British rock band You Me At Six.
Having been away since January, the band are rounding up their time overseas, having played America, Indonesia and now Australia (that's Josh's pic of the Australian crowd). Jetting back to the UK for a string of tour dates soon, I caught Max on their last night at Soundwave festival, just before 7pm their time:
"It's our last day today! We're ending a great day, we've all sunk a few lagers and we're having a good time so far. Going to go watch a bit of Slipknot, then celebrate my birthday when it hits 12 o'clock tonight at the after party! It's going to be a right good laugh."
Today also marks the release of the brand new You Me At Six video for No One Does It Better. Taken from their third album Sinners Never Sleep, the track demonstrates a softer side to the band, packed full of the rich melody they've become known for. Already trending on twitter as #noonedoesitbetter the track is released as an official single (plus a bonus acoustic version) on 8th April, Matt explained why No One Does It Better takes things in a different direction;
"Our ambition on this record was to really explore new territories of what we were into and what we wanted to write. I think No One Does It Better really nails that on the head. It's still got that significant You Me At Six sound but it shows those other directions that we can go in as a band, what we can produce and write ourselves, you know? We're really happy with the song being a single, we're really happy with the video too. We worked with a guy called Tim Mattia who has done all our videos and also our documentary on this album cycle and it's come out amazing. We're just all really stoked. Hopefully all our fans will dig it..."
Considering the band seem so keen on exploring new territories, we were pretty down with the question Kerry-Niamh Deegan posted for the band on our Facebook page, she asked "Josh, what makes you hate Gossip so much?" and Max was more than happy to answer for him...
"Well, Gossip is probably one of the first songs we ever wrote as a band and it's just like, you know, I think you can tell the difference between Gossip, one of our first ever songs, and the sound on our current record, you know? There's been a lot of change. It was when we were younger as well. Josh, lyrically wise was writing about going out partying and getting wasted with friends and all that. Which still kind of happens you know, but not as much. We're all kind of growing up. I think for us, Gossip is a bit old and we wanna try and keep it updated."
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