Friday, 4 September 2009

You Me At Six - Kiss And Tell

This sounds awfully familiar

Out on September 7 through Virgin Records

There's a Lostprophets influence on this record for sure. Well... I say influence, if I heard 'Kiss and Tell' by You Me At Six on one of the nations fine radio station's I'd probably think I was listening to Lostprophets. Not that there's anything wrong with that of course but listening to this two minute and forty five second single could just strike you with the feeling of having heard it before. (You could actually be forgiven for believing you were listening to the introduction of 'Town Called Hypocrisy' by...well you can probably guess)

You Me At Six can obviously play their instruments well and their recent slot at Reading Festival is an indication of their talents, but this offering doesn't project a unique sound that would make a listener think 'Oh it's those lads from Surrey' The somewhat cliched lyrics about (admittedly rock or emo) romance don't exactly do them any favours either.

The boys do have talent, but 'Kiss and Tell' suggests they need to find their own - as a wise psychedelic monk once did - new sound.

That said if you do like bands such as Lostprophets and Fall Out Boy, you'll probably like this.

(Originally written for Gobshout)

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