Sure, You Me At Six’s latest album might contain a lyric about “trying to sound like The 1975”, but don’t take that as a steer for the actual sound of ‘SUCKAPUNCH’. Instead, the quintet are sharpening up their edges.
It’s a welcome move from a band that always sound their best with the pedal to the floor, less concerned with streaming trends and mainstream recognition. ‘Nice To Me’ opens with a bang, and - while the filter may switch between all-out rock to industrial pop - that driving ambition never lets up.
2021 doesn’t feel like a year to stay quiet. With ‘SUCKAPUNCH’, You Me At Six are back at full volume.