Sinners Never Sleep

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Sinners Never Sleep
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Studio album by You Me at Six
Released 3 October 2011
Recorded 2011; Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Length 47:57
Label Virgin
Producer Garth "GGGarth" Richardson, Matt O'Grady
You Me at Six chronology
Hold Me Down
Sinners Never Sleep
Cavalier Youth
Singles from Sinners Never Sleep
  1. "Loverboy"
    Released: 23 September 2011
  2. "Bite My Tongue"
    Released: 28 November 2011
  3. "No One Does It Better"
    Released: 8 April 2012
  4. "Reckless"
    Released: 22 October 2012

Sinners Never Sleep is the third studio album by English rock band You Me at Six. The album was released on 30 September 2011[1] and was released through Virgin Records in the UK, Australia and New Zealand on 3 October 2011. The album was then released in the United States on 24 January 2012. The first and lead single, "Loverboy" was released on 23 September 2011, and was followed by "Bite My Tongue" which was released on 28 November 2011. Their third single from the album, titled, "No One Does It Better" was released on 8 April 2012. The fourth and last single to be released from the album, titled, Reckless was released on 22 October 2012.


The album was recorded in Los Angeles in early 2011 with producer Garth Richardson, known for his production work with band such as Biffy Clyro and Rage Against the Machine. The album was mixed and mastered by long time collaborators Matt O'Grady and John Mitchell at Matt O'Grady's home studios in Woking, Surrey. The album is also to feature guest vocalists Oli Sykes and Winston McCall respectively.


The band set up a five-day countdown timer as a splash page on their website alluding to the release of information about their new release, accompanied by changing images each day. On 1 August 2011 at 1pm UK time the timer expired revealing the artwork, title and track-listing for their 3rd full-length release titled Sinners Never Sleep. Despite having recorded 19 tracks the album has been confirmed to have 12. The deluxe edition will include a film documentary which follows the recording of Sinners Never Sleep' and the bands rise to fame called 'Bite My Tongue'.[2] The deluxe edition was also released on iTunes LP and featured the bonus track 'Takes One To Know One', the video for 'Loverboy', and the documentary film 'Bite My Tongue'.

You Me at Six had to delay the video shoot for "Loverboy" due to the London Riots 2011. The "Loverboy" video was premiered on 28 August on their YouTube channel. The video continues the Prison theme on this album. On 30 August, Track 4 on the album "This Is the First Thing" was leaked on to Tumblr, although this was confirmed to be a demo version. The "Loverboy" single has three additional tracks which are the instrumental and acoustic versions of the single, also an exclusive B-side titled "Moon Child". On 22 September, You Me At Six played a live session for Radio 1 covering Foo Fighter's songs "Bridge Burning", "All My Life" and "Best of You" as well as "Loverboy" and a world exclusive live version of Sinners Never Sleep track "Little Death" [3] The song "Jaws on the Floor" was played exclusively on Kerrang! radio on 26 September.

Bite My Tongue, featuring a guest appearance from Bring Me the Horizon vocalist Oli Sykes, was then released on 28 November. On 19 October, You Me At Six took to Twitter to announce they would be shooting the Bite My Tongue video in Los Angeles the same day. Artwork for 'Jaws On The Floor' was leaked onto the internet creating speculation that it will be the third single from the album. However it was confirmed that the 3rd single will, in fact, be "No One Does It Better" as the band wanted to mix stuff up as Loverboy was rock and Bite My Tongue was heavy they wanted a soft follow up to show how their sounds differ. The band shot the video while playing their LA date of their American tour and has appeared in various music media. The fourth and last single from Sinners Never Sleep has been revealed by You Me At Six on their Twitter to be "Reckless".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music (mixed)[4]
DIY 7/10 stars[5]
Gigwise 8/10 stars[6] 3/5 stars[7]
The Boston Phoenix 3/4 stars [8]

Sinners Never Sleep peaked at No. 3 on UK Charts and was certified Gold in the UK. By December 2016, the album had sold over 100,000 copies in the UK.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Sinners Never Sleep[10]
No. Title Length
1. "Loverboy" 3:16
2. "Jaws on the Floor" 2:44
3. "Bite My Tongue" (featuring Oliver Sykes from Bring Me the Horizon) 3:41
4. "This Is the First Thing" 3:12
5. "No One Does It Better" 4:40
6. "Little Death" 3:10
7. "Crash" 5:09
8. "Reckless" 4:29
9. "Time Is Money" (featuring Winston McCall of Parkway Drive) 2:54
10. "Little Bit of Truth" 5:30
11. "The Dilemma" 2:50
12. "When We Were Younger" 6:11


The following personnel contributed to Sinners Never Sleep:

Charts & certifications[edit]




  • McMahon, James, ed. (31 December 2016). "What We Do in the Shadows". Kerrang!. London: Bauer Media Group (1651). ISSN 0262-6624. 

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