You Me At Six
You Me At
Six have been sniffing around the Wembley Arenas of this world for some time now. After playing around with their sound on 2017’s Night People, their sixth album puts even more emphasis on shiny power pop and aerodynamic choruses. As a result, VI aligns the band just as much with the likes of Paramore and Don Broco as Kasabian or Biffy Clyro, while encompassing everything that’s both great and dead-eyed about stadium rock.
On one hand you’ve got Fast Forward, a confident call to arms, plus the endlessly fun 3AM and Miracle In The Mourning, which will unite even the nosebleed tiers in fist-pumping euphoria. Elsewhere, though, while IOU and Danger are incessantly catchy, glittering amid high-end production, they feel as soulless as the vast stages they’re destined for.
Perhaps VI is a cynical move, but it’ll keep YMA6 at the top of rock’s upper echelons for years to come.
Stadium rockers pop things up a notch.