You Me At Six have shared ‘Adrenaline’, a brand new track taken from their highly anticipated new album ‘SUCKAPUNCH’, due January 15th via Underdog Records / AWAL. The band will perform a UK headline tour through May, and exclusive live dates in July – a rare chance for fans to see the band live in some of the UK’s most intimate venues.
‘Adrenaline’ arrives with demanding and bold assertion, driven by saturated bass and steeped in suspense as You Me At Six power into genre-breaking new territory. Speaking about the track’s inspiration, lead vocalist Josh Franceschi says:
“Adrenaline is about understanding and accepting the capacity we all have as humans to have split personalities. Coming to terms with the idea of codependency.”
‘Adrenaline’ is taken from the band’s eagerly anticipated seventh studio album, ‘SUCKAPUNCH’. Described as “epic” by the NME, previous single and the album’s title track was hailed as one of the band’s boldest artistic statements to date with it’s anthemic amalgamation of electronica and rock. Rock Sound confirmed, “it’s big, bold, brash and another example of how far the band are willing to push their sound” where the Daily Star described You Me At Six as “the hottest band in rock right now”, following the announcement of a limited edition ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ vegan hot sauce.
Recorded over five weeks at Karma Sound studio in Bang Saray, Thailand, the new album arrives after a tumultuous period of emotional blows, leaving the majority of the band getting to grips with new life scenarios. With themes rooted in reflection and redemption, ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ sees You Me At Six harness darker experiences as a catalyst for creativity, empowerment and positivity.
The band were eager to push the experimentation of their 2018 UK Top 6 album ‘VI’ even further, continuing their creative relationship with that album’s producer, Dan Austin (Biffy Clyro, Massive Attack, Pixies). Brimming with ambition, sonic influences dive boldly into electronic music, hip-hop and R&B, some of the songs tread entirely new territory, others twist rock into fresh forms. All of it springs surprises. ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ is the sound of a band embracing change. You Me At Six have crafted their most experimental, personal and progressive record to date.
You Me At Six are one of the biggest and most prolific British rock bands of the 21st Century. Their 15 year career has seen four UK Gold Records and five Top Ten Albums in the UK, including Number One record ‘Cavalier Youth’, an unparalleled 17 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours, and a Number One rock song in the UK & Australia, and Top Five Rock Radio track in North America, in ‘Room To Breathe’.
Undoubted heavyweights in the live arena, You Me At Six’s most recent London show saw their biggest outdoor headline performance to date infront of 15,000 fans at a sold-out Gunnersbury Park, closing a UK tour that saw an additional 40,000 ticket sales, including three nights at Brixton Academy. Headline dates for May and July 2021, including London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum with support from Saint Phnx, are on general sale HERE.
2021 UK Headline Tour Dates
19th May, Barrowland, Glasgow
20th May, O2 Academy, Bristol
21st May, Academy, Manchester
23rd May, O2 Academy, Newcastle
24th May, University Great Hall, Cardiff
25th May, O2 Forum, London
2021 UK Album Launch Shows
7th July, PRYZM, Kingston
9th July, O2 Academy, Oxford
10th July, Leadmill, Sheffield
11th July, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
12th July, Blitz, Preston
13th July, Liquid Room, Edinburgh
14th July, Fat Sam’s, Dundee