Ahead of the release of EP ‘More Than Me’ on 14thOctober, Six Time Champion have unveiled the video for single ‘Down’. Showing a different side to the band than they believe fans might be acustomed to, the video shot by Ian Coulson can be seen here, with vocalist James Dagg elaborating: “Down is about the way we can end up believing that feeling constantly negative is normal, and dragging everyone around you into the same miserable mind set. We let Ian take the reigns on putting together the video, using his own interpretation from the lyrics to reflect the themes and mood of the song”.
The pop punks are gearing up to not only release the five tracker, but also generally get their heads back in the game following a period of respite. 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. 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 off the back of this release.” So it’s in this spirit, that the quintet are pleased to reveal new tour dates: October will see them visit London, Manchester, Workington and Birmingham, with full info below.
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, Dagg reveals that the title is derived from a desire to connect: “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.”