English rock favourites You Me At Six have returned in a big way with their awaited eighth studio album Truth Decay, released 10 February via Underdog Records/AWAL Recordings.
Featuring the singles “Deep Cuts”, “Mixed Emotions” and “No Future? Yeah Right” with Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari), the new record boasts 13 punchy tracks with signature guest appearances and quirky titles. This comes just after the band dropped a 10-year anniversary edition of their seminal album Sinners Never Sleep in 2022 with a whopping 21 extra songs.
“Truth Decay to us is a retrospective You Me At Six album, in 2023,” says frontman Josh Franceschi. “We drew on inspiration from not only our peers in the period of 2006-2012, but also our own records from then as well. We began to look back on all the things that made us want to be in a band in the first place and we wanted to make an album that came slightly easier to us. On previous albums we’d been in the pursuit of a challenge, but this time around it was simple – if a song didn’t make us jump round the room, we weren’t using it.”
In support of the release, You Me At Six have shared their five favourite Aussie bands with us.
Tame Impala – One of our favourite bands. Think KP is on another planet to be honest. Currents is one of those records that generations of artists will be using as their go-to on how to make a beautiful record.Sticky Fingers – First heard them when we did Groovin the Moo together in 2015. Great live band with heaps of tunes. Pendulum – A band that always makes it onto our playlist before we play a live show, they have so much energy in their music and we are all huge fans of rock, drum & bass and house music. Northlane – Constantly evolving and pushing their heavy sound even further. Unreal guitar playing and music craft. The new album Obsidian is their best yet. Parkway Drive – Having known these legends for over a decade, their new album Darker Still has been on repeat. Love that they’re trying new things and consistently growing.
Could this mean that there may be a tour announcement in the coming weeks? We can only hope so… Catch the band on tour in Europe this February and March before they play Reading Festival and Leeds Festival in August (you can get your tickets HERE).
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