CMU Playlists

Playlist: Bring Me The Horizon

By | Published on Saturday 4 December 2010

Formed in 2004, Sheffield-based metallers Bring Me The Horizon released their debut album, ‘Count Your Blessings’ in 2006 via Visible Noise. 2008’s ‘Suicide Season’ saw them progress to a more metalcore sound, which they explored further on this year’s ‘There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret’.

Recorded in a lochside mansion in Scotland, vocalist Oli Sykes used his lyrics to explore the light and dark sides that exist within us all, explaining to CMU earlier this year that “the album is kind of conceptual and is about Heaven and Hell being an ocean inside of everyone rather than some place where you go to when you die”.

Next week the band will be supporting Bullet For My Valentine on a five date tour of UK arenas, ahead of which we asked Oli to compile a Powers Of Ten playlist for us.

Of his selections, Oli explained: “My all time top ten shifts around so much that it’s impossible to ever write it down, and it would be different next week. So I chose my top ten tracks of stuff that I’m loving right now instead. We do DJ sets after our shows sometimes, but really it’s an excuse to just get free booze and mess about. We once DJed at Nottingham Rock City, on the Rock Night on a Saturday. Because BMTH’s music is so heavy they assumed we’d be putting on loads of death metal. We just stuck on loads of Limp Bizkit and French electro and cleared the dancefloor in minutes – ace!”

Click here to listen to Oli’s playlist in Spotify, and then read on to find out more about his selections.

01 Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
It took me a little while to get into Sleigh Bells. I was a big fan of the guitarist’s old band, Poison The Well, so I was interested to see what he would come up with next. Her vocal melodies really suits the jagged guitars in a really unusual way.

02 Wavves – No Hope Kids
This is really lo-fi garage rock. You gotta love that super distorted sound on everything, feels really raw and like they just fell out of bed, slammed a bottle of Jack Daniels, plugged their guitars in and pressed record.

03  Polar Bear Club – Living Saints
We’re currently on tour with these guys in the US. This song just gets me every time. So catchy, yet kind of heavy too. It’s heavy pop, I guess!

04 A Day To Remember – The Downfall Of Us All

Another band we’ve toured extensively with. Sometimes songs just become anthems and remind you of a time in your life. Every night we would watch these guys from the side of the stage and this song just sums up why they rule.

05 LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
This tune builds so well. LCD have a lot of amazing songs, but I always end up putting this one on these days. I like bands that aren’t afraid to make seven minute long songs and really explore the tune.

06 Danger – 4h30
I couldn’t do a playlist of stuff I am listening to right now without having some Danger in there. I love that French electronic sound of stuff like Justice. That whole sound comes from a band called Goblin who used to write all the music for Dario Argento films. Speaking of which…

07 Goblin – Tenebre

Goblin have influenced so much current music but yet aren’t well known. Justice even directly sampled this on one of their biggest tracks. Just listen – so good!

08 Casxio – Seventeen (Skrillex Remix)

Skrillex is a close friend of mine and has worked on BMTH’s music through remixes and production. He’s getting really popular with his own stuff now which is awesome. One of the weird things about being in a fairly successful band is that you get to know other musicians easily. But I would listen to this and be really into it even if I didn’t know anything about Skrillex. The production is killer.

09 Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)

There’s a lot of crap dubstep. Most of the dubstep I listen to tends to be remixes – this is a classic example of that. It’s pretty rare for a remix to top the original, but this one just smashes it. So heavy!

10 Every Time I Die – Wanderlust

I thought I’d round it off with some dirty southern rock. What more is there to say about ETID? Down and dirty, and the soundtrack to many a wasted night on tour.