You Me At Six may still be riding out the incredible storm that their latest album Cavalier Youth created, but it seems that the creativity was still flowing through the Surrey quintet and it needed an outlet, which came in the form of the newly released EP, Cold Night. The four-track release features a brand new eponymous track, as well as three live sessions from BBC Radio 1, and while it’s clear that this is a release made for their dedicated fanbase more than anything else, it’s certainly a handful of songs that won’t go unappreciated.

Fans became familiar with the band’s new musical direction after the release of Cavalier Youth, and while the new EP’s title track ‘Cold Night’ is not necessarily as powerful as the material featured on it’s predecessor, that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a great song with its intriguing lyrics and slightly softer vibe. It’s not the catchiest of songs in the You Me At Six discography, but it’s intelligent, and has the ability to be one of those summer songs you play on repeat while hanging out in the sunshine.

The three Radio 1 live sessions, of Cavalier Youth tracks ‘Lived A Lie’ and ‘Fresh Start Fever’ don’t provide listeners with anything particularly new, but do a good job at putting an interesting edge on to familiar songs. The EP then finishes off with a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’, also recorded at Radio 1. This song sees the alternative rock band take a rather psychedelic turn, and while that might sound like a terrible idea, it actually works out to be spectacular. It’s gentle and lazy, just like the original version, and it’ll have you swaying along no matter where you are.

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