From his own fashion label Drop Dead
Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has unveiled a new collaborative range of jackets from his clothing brand Drop Dead and the new movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
From Sykes own Drop Dead line come two new jackets, which he described as “an intensely challenging project for both sides, but worth it”.
One of the jackets comes in denim to channel the “underdog spirit of the Rebel Alliance” with sewn-on patches, distressed effects, silk screen-printed graphics and hand-painted designs – emblazoned with the words ‘The Empire Will Fall’.
The other is a white mesh bomber jacket in honour of the Empire, featuring large Star Wars patches and images of Storm Troopers, Tie Fighter ships and other things associated with The Empire. Check out photos and the trailer below.
Despite strong overtones and rumours of parallels with the modern world, the creators of Rogue One have insisted that there is no political meaning to the film.
Earlier this year, Sykes told NME that Bring Me The Horizon will be spending much of 2017 working on their next album, the follow-up to 2015’s ‘That’s The Spirit’.
“Sometimes we talk about it, but it’s in the moment when you’re inspired by something, so I don’t know,” he said. “I think there’s an element of what we’re doing now that will stay in the music, but at the same time it’s like people thought [2015’s] ‘That’s The Spirit’ was a very polished pop rock album – it’s not. I think it’s inventive and unique, but it’s still safe in a way; we knew the songs we’re gonna connect well with people. Next time I think we wanna push it a bit weirder. Who knows?”
Asked if they’d be taking their sound in a ‘dancier’ direction, Sykes replied: “Potentially yeah. That’s my favourite part – it’s something we do that comes across really well live, you know, when the song has a breakdown or a heavy dance kind of vibe to it. Especially if we’re thinking like festivals and stuff, then I like that idea like a darker, dance-y kind of sound, but I’m literally just I’m thinking out loud here ’cause we could go completely opposite to that you know.”