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Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes: “Any Song We Write Now Has To Be Good Enough To Justify Its Place On The Setlist”


Despite having been met with some delay, work continues on the remaining three instalments of the ‘Post Human‘ series of EPs from alternative metal outfit Bring Me The Horizon. Thus far two singles (“sTraNgerRs” & “DiE4u“) have emerged from the as-yet unreleased hyperpop-influenced second installment in that series.

Speaking to NME, frontman Oli Sykes confirmed that even with a daunting backlog, the band already have a clear direction in mind for the third and fourth efforts in the series. According to  Sykes, the final outing will “be quite a curveball.”

Addressing the pace and the pressure the band are facing with the series, Sykes offered:

“We are chipping away at it, but I also think we feel as though the bar has been set so high for us. I feel like we have this pretty incredible [live] set now, and any song we write now has to be good enough to justify its place on the setlist.”

I’m also so adverse to making music for the sake of consumption. I feel like so many artists just put a song out or do a collab just to make money. I just feel as though there’s not many iconic songs anymore, songs where it’s clear that a lot of graft has gone into them.

Maybe [Bring Me The Horizon] should be doing that a bit more, like, ‘Let’s get some fucking music out and make some money.’ But, you know, it’s just not in my heart to do that.

I’d rather spend three months working on a song in order to put out something special; this is not a case of writers’ block, we’re just taking our time with it and making sure we’re doing something different, which gets increasingly harder as your catalogue gets bigger.”

The group will soon be back onstage stateside with the below headlining tour booked for later this month. Knocked Loose, grandson and Siiickbrain have been booked to open that run.

09/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/24 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09/25 West Springfield, MA – The Big E Arena
09/27 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/28 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
09/30 Orlando, FL – Addition Financial Arena
10/01 New Orleans, LA – Emo Nite New Orleans Vacation
10/03 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
10/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
10/07 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/09 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/12 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
10/14 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
10/15 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
10/16 Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
10/18 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/20 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
10/23 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
10/29 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

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