When You Me At Six gathered together to begin the process of writing their new album, the classic-sounding Night People, they set up a whiteboard in their London studio. On it, along with the 50+ songs they wrote for the project, they listed the considerable achievements they've notched up since forming as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, in 2004.
The list included: playing Ally Pally, Wembley Arena, and The O2; scoring two Top Five albums (2010's Hold Me Down, 2011's Sinners Never Sleep) and a Number One album (2014's Cavalier Youth), and taking 13 consecutive singles onto the Radio 1 A-list.
The purpose was not to slap backs, or to pile on the pressure for album number five; it was, instead, a chance to take stock, and to reaffirm their goals.
Now, a decade into their career, the five friends who form You Me At Six – frontman Josh plus Max Helyer (guitar), Chris Miller (guitar), Matt Barnes (bass) and Dan Flint (drums) – are focused on the serious business of becoming Britain's biggest and best rock band.