You Me At Six at Sonisphere: ‘Our new album isn’t just another generic pop punk record’

The band reveal all on the second day of the Knebworth rock bash

You Me At Six have revealed that their new album, which is yet to be named, will be “rockier” and not just another “generic pop punk album”.

The band were playing the Apollo Stage at Sonisphere today (July 9), joining the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses and Gallows on the bill.

Speaking to NME backstage at Sonisphere, leadman Josh Franceschi said: “We’ve taken all of the rocky and dark elements and made them rockier and darker. Then we made all the lighter shades lighter. We’ve got live strings, live horns. We really want to do something that’s going to stand out and not just write another generic pop punk album.”

The band were warming the crowd up for Weezer and Biffy Clyro – who were headlining the Apollo Stage on the Saturday of the Knebworth rock bash – and played an eleven song set in the rain to a soaking crowd.


Franceschi added: “What Biffy Clyro have achieved, we look at as something we really want to do. They’ve managed to do the crossover from straight up rock band to being accessible to anyone – that’s what we’re after.”

The band also revealed how they ended up soundtracking the finale of reality TV show ‘Made In Chelsea’. “You say to your publisher that you’d like to get your music on films and TV shows,” explained drummer Dan Flint. “Sometimes they go out and sort it and it’s amazing and sometimes you think, ‘Well I probably wouldn’t watch that show, but if it’s getting our music out there, that’s alright’.”

You Me At Six played:

‘The Consequence’
‘Kiss And Tell’
‘Save It For The Bedroom’
‘Safer To Hate Her’
‘Hard To Swallow’
‘Trophy Eyes’
‘If I Were In Your Shoes’
‘Liquid Confidence’
‘The Rumour’
‘Stay With Me’

Sonisphere continues today with sets from Weezer and headliners Biffy Clyro.

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