You Me at Six have shared video of their performance of ‘Bite My Tongue’ with Oli Sykes of Bring Me the Horizon at London’s O2 Arena in September.
The Weybridge rockers served as main support to Sykes’ band on their arena tour of the UK earlier this year, and have now posted pro-shot footage of them bringing the track to life as originally intended, with Sykes having guested on the studio version on 2011’s ‘Sinners Never Sleep’. You can watch the team-up, shot and directed by Thomas Coe-Brooker, below.
The huge arena jaunt, which also featured Nova Twins as openers, came amidst a busy few months of touring for You Me at Six, which saw them bringing their seventh album, January’s ‘Suckapunch’, to UK audiences at their own headline shows, before heading out on a run of intimate dates playing their second studio album, 2010’s ‘Hold Me Down’, in its entirety, to belatedly mark its tenth anniversary.
Bring Me the Horizon, meanwhile, were taking to the stage for the first time since releasing last year’s experimental, video game-inspired ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’. They ran through seven of its nine tracks at the O2, including bringing out fellow Yorkshireman Yungblud for an explosive take on their collaboration ‘Obey’, inspiring a huge mosh pit in the process. See fan-shot footage of that performance below.
Back in October, the Sheffield metallers unveiled another collaboration, this time with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Taken from the legendary axeman’s latest solo album, ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’, the anthemic track, ‘Let’s Get the Party Started’, came together remotely across three continents, with Sykes in Brazil, Morello in Los Angeles and BMTH keyboardist Jordan Fish in the UK, leading Morello to dub the collaboration “a real United Nations of metal coming together to produce this song, which really feels to me like it captures the angst and the frustration of the pandemic boiling over into an all-time mosh pit.”
Morello heaped praise upon BMTH, saying in a statement around ‘Let’s Get the Party Started’s release: “Bring Me The Horizon is really the current standard bearer of hard rock/metal today, and thank God for them for that.” He’s also spoken of his love for BMTH’s tour openers Nova Twins in recent months, calling them “an incredible band who deserve to be huge,” in an interview with NME in October.