Sykes lends his vocals to the track ‘Silence Speaks’ from While She Sleeps’ latest album ‘You Are We’. To launch the album in style, the BMTH man joined the band to sing the track on stage in his native Sheffield, before then doing the same at their London show. Check out footage from the gigs below.
Oli Sykes made an appearance with While She Sleeps tonight, such a good gig. Can't wait for Birmingham now 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/JBHEMEm5VC
— Will Morgan (@MXNKEYWRENCH) April 23, 2017
Bring Me The Horizon meanwhile, are believed to be working on their ‘weirder, darker’ new album.
“Sometimes we talk about it, but it’s ‘in the moment’ when you’re inspired by something and I don’t know,” Sykes told NME last year. “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 ‘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?”
When asked if their new material might take a more dance-oriented edge, 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 to us has a breakdown or like a heavy dance kind of vibe to it. You know there’s not many acts like that. If there was some bridge between what we’re doing, somewhere between artists like Prodigy or Massive Attack and stuff like that.”
He continued: “I don’t know 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.”
Meanwhile, While She Sleeps’ remaining tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
25 – BRIGHTON Concorde II
26 – SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
27 – OXFORD Academy II
28 – BRISTOL The Fleece
29 – MANCHESTER Academy II
1 – DUBLIN Academy
2 – BELFAST Oh Yeah Centre
3 – LIVERPOOL Arts Club
5 – STOKE Sugarmill
6 – NORWICH Waterfront
8 – NEWCASTLE Riverside
9 – GLASGOW Garage
10 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
12 – BIRMINGHAM Asylum
13 – LEEDS Stylus
1 – CARDIFF Globe
2 – PLYMOUTH Hub
16 – DOVER Booking Hall