One of the most successful bands to emerge from the UK in recent years,Â You Me At Six, have just released a brand new single titledÂ :mydopamine:Â viaÂ Underdog Records / AWAL Recordings.Â
Speaking of the trackÂ Josh FranceschiÂ says â€œDopamine is the bodyâ€™s feel-good chemical, itâ€™s responsible for allowing you to have pleasure, satisfaction and motivation. This song is about someone being that for you, making you feel good, making you feel alive.â€
The release ofÂ :mydopmaine:Â paves the way for their highly-anticipated 8th studio recordÂ â€˜Truth Decayâ€™Â onÂ February 10th, along with a UK wide tour and recently announced performances atÂ Reading & LeedsÂ festivals later in the year. Â
To mark the release of the album, the band have partnered withÂ Music Declares EmergencyÂ and have made available a very limited number of ‘Truth Decay’ â€˜Decayed Versionsâ€™ (all unique and hand-customised by the band). Made from recycled plastics and paint, a portion of the sales from this version will go toÂ Music Declares Emergencyâ€™sÂ â€˜No Music On A Dead Planetâ€™ campaign.Â
Of the partnership Josh says: â€œWe wanted to do something fun for fans but also something that told the story about this record. Â So we decided to represent decaying records by spray painting and burning them and generally doing whatever we could without actually breaking them! It felt important to further the message with these and team up with the â€˜No Music On A Dead Planetâ€™ campaign who do great work to raise awareness of global warming and how the music industry can help steady the decline of the planet.â€
AÂ Music Declares EmergencyÂ spokesperson adds: â€œWe are delighted to be working with You Me At Six on their new album release. As a band that has been unafraid to speak out on the climate emergency we are proud to partner with them on the limited edition version of ‘Truth Decay’ and hope their fans will enjoy the album and the message that there is No Music On A Dead Planet.â€
You Me At SixÂ are masters of their genre, representing pop rock & emo on a global level, with two UK Number 1 albums including 2021â€™sÂ â€˜SUKAPUNCHâ€™Â and a further 4 Top 10 Records. They have amassed over half a billion streams across platforms, have graced the covers of global magazines and have had 18 singles onÂ BBC Radio OneÂ playlist alone; well and truly proving their mainstream appeal.
The band recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their milestone UK Gold certified album,Â â€˜Sinners Never Sleepâ€™Â – the newly packaged UK album released alongside two very special sold-out shows.
You Me At Six returned in 2022 with new singlesÂ Deep Cuts andÂ No Future? Yeah Right, following 2021 UK Top 1 albumÂ â€˜SUCKAPUNCHâ€™, which saw the band deliverÂ “their most radical record to dateâ€Â according toÂ The Sun, with theÂ Sunday Times CultureÂ adding,Â “some of their hardest rock is here, but the stand-out is the gorgeous Glasgow, a break-up ballad until it explodesâ€.
Having secured a spot add on triple j, and turning heads from NME who stated “Itâ€™s rare for a rock record to feel this excitingâ€, the albumâ€™s title track was hailed as one of the bandâ€™s boldest artistic statements to date with its anthemic amalgamation of electronica and rock.
With a new album, tour and festival appearances over the coming months,Â You Me At SixÂ can safely enjoy their status as one of the biggest and most prolific British bands of the 21st Century.
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With thanks to Habit Music