“More Than Me is a product of the last 2 years of this bands life. As such, it’s a very personal record that reflects a lot of the things that have happened in our lives both as individuals and as a collective,” declares James Dagg, vocalist of Brighton pop punks Six Time Champion, discussing the band’s EP, ‘More Than Me’which saw release today. Dagg continues, “Always writing about my own personal issues is quite a self-involved act, and I just hope that these songs do actually reach out on a personal level to people other than myself”. Get the five tracker at major digital outlets or physically here.
Following a period of respite, the creation of this, their third EP, has seen the quintet getting their heads back in the game. Now completed by guitarists Simon Glover and Hus Hodja, Bassist Steve Isted and Drummer Richard Titheradge, the line-up has altered since their two prior releases: 2013’s ‘Old Ends, Loose Ends’ and 2014’s ‘Expecting Honesty’. “We’ve not really been active in the scene and have dropped off the radar a bit in the last 9 months or so. We had a line up change after our tour with Homebound last year and had some down time, then spent the majority of the second half of 2015 writing etc.
Recorded at The Outhouse with John Mitchell (Architects, Lower Than Atlantis), ‘More Than Me’ sees the quintet slickening up, whilst still retaining the somewhat aggressive edge that has become their hallmark. Reminiscent of local pals Roam and the likes of Stick To Your Guns, Knuckle Puck and Boston Manor, the band state that: “The UK is producing such a high standard of music, so we knew that to still be relevant after the time we’d taken out we had to come back with something strong. For us, More Than Me is a natural progression; we worked hard to retain the more energetic side of our music from previous releases whilst keeping ourselves open to different influences so as not to write the same record twice.” Now, with the release out, the band set their sights on touring it: “We’re all really happy with the end result, but playing shows has always been the thing we’ve enjoyed most about being in this band, so we’re looking forward to getting back out on the live circuit.”