You Me At Six: Rock music wants to boost its sport (News)


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You Me At Six say rock music must “increase its sport” and take inspiration from genres like hip hop.

The band’s sixth album is out in October and on Friday they headlined the second stage at Obtain Competition in Derby.

However singer Josh Franceschi says sure bands within the style must strive one thing new.

“While you put out a mean guitar document do not get irritated when your band would not get the limelight – you get what you deserve.”

You Me At Six shaped in 2004 in Surrey and their final 4 albums have all made the UK prime 10.

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Chatting with Newsbeat at Obtain, Josh admits they’re continuously making an attempt to do one thing new and says the entire style must be doing the identical.

“This goes for us and all people else – increase the sport, get within the studio, write some songs and get working arduous, as a result of the fellows and ladies making hip hop and RnB are within the studio 24/7.

“Even after they’re on tour they have a studio on their bus and so they do not cease working.

“Possibly we must always take a leaf out of their e-book.”

He is not alone in considering rock wants to vary.

Ben Bruce, founding father of York based mostly band Asking Alexandria, advised Newsbeat the style is “caught in a rut”.

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Ben Bruce co-founded Asking Alexandria

“Rock bands aren’t given a whole lot of artistic freedom. They’re advised by their label: ‘We’re paying for this so it’s worthwhile to sound a sure approach’.

“It was the bravest style on the earth at one level. Now it is complacent and we persist with the identical format of releasing one album each two years.

“It is boring and it is dated.”

He says hip hop, pop and EDM are continuously utilizing alternative ways of importing music for his or her followers.

“And so they collaborate, they work with one another on tracks – whereas with rock bands this does not occur.”

The 29-year-old guitarist says the strain Asking Alexandria felt to sound a sure approach led to a “darkish level” early on of their profession.

“All of us obtained fairly depressed and ended up consuming an excessive amount of and takings medication.

“We even needed to discover a alternative singer for an album.”

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Parkway Drive singer, Winston McCall

However Winston McCall – singer in Australian metallic band Parkway Drive – says though rock “is not the most important musical subculture on the planet” anymore it is nonetheless an “thrilling time” for the style.

“There’s at all times a spot for music that stays the identical. I do not suppose each band wants to repeatedly push the boundaries.

“I believe what makes music good comes all the way down to honesty, the private connection.”

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