YOU ME AT SIX release new single ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ and announce 2021 album launch shows

YOU ME AT SIX release new single 'SUCKAPUNCH' and announce 2021 album launch shows
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You Me At Six have shared their new single and music video, ‘SUCKAPUNCH’, the title track from their highly anticipated forthcoming new album, due January 15th via Underdog Records / AWAL. The band have also announced a series of intimate album launch shows, beginning July 7th at Pryzm in Kingston Upon Thames. A special socially distanced album release show will also take place at Pryzm on January 14th.

A monumental amalgamation of electronica and rock, ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ is a saga of epic proportions. Building with pulsating beats seized straight from the dancefloor, the track explodes into a herculean anthem, a stadium-sized single that marks one of the biggest artistic statements in their career to date.

Speaking about the new single, lead vocalist Josh Franceschi said:

“Suckapunch is about reclaiming your own consciousness when you’ve lost it along the way. ‘Rise from the wreckage that you left behind’ is really something that we’ve collectively experienced as a band. It’s a universal statement for recovering from a difficult time when you’ve been left behind.”

‘SUCKAPUNCH’ is taken from You Me At Six’s eagerly anticipated seventh studio album of the same name, due for release January 15th via Underdog Records / AWAL. Previous single and music video ‘Beautiful Way’ served the perfect introduction to You Me At Six’s explosive and shape-shifting new album, tipped as “at their most ambitious” by the NME, “their most radical record to date” by The Sun and “overflowing with passion and power” by Rock Sound.

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.

Watch the video for ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ – BELOW:

You Me At Six are one of the biggest and most prolific British rock bands of the 21st Century. The band’s 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, a Number One rock song in the UK & Australia, and Top Five Rock Radio track in North America, in ‘Room To Breathe’.

2018 UK Top 6 album, ‘VI’ saw the band “rip up the rule book, disco-dip their basslines and record a sixth album shot through with fun”, according to the Sunday Times Culture, and described as “a big return to form” by the Independent. Elsewhere Q Magazine applauded their “new pop-friendly sensibility” where Kerrang! declared “the sound of a band who are wide awake once again”.

Undoubted heavyweights in the live arena, the summer of 2019 saw You Me At Six play their biggest outdoor headline show to date in front of 15,000 fans at a sold-out Gunnersbury Park. Their most recent UK tour saw 40,000 ticket sales, including three nights at Brixton Academy, selling-out four months in advance in just twenty minutes. May 2021 will see the band celebrate the release of ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ with a string of underplay shows across the UK, including London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum, with support from Saint Phnx. A series of intimate album launch shows across the UK will begin on July 6th at Pryzm in Kingston Upon Thames. All tickets are on general sale HERE.

2021 Album Launch Show

14th January, PRYZM, Kingston (Socially Distanced Event)

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

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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