On a bill alongside Johnny Foreigner and Idlewild, You Animals wowed a packed crowd at The Great Escape in 2009 with their spiky intelligent pop sound and an energetic live show that saw frontman Ryan Needham climbing on top of both speakers and audience members alike. The six-piece then reconvened to record their debut album Crimes, Creeps & Thrills over the first half of last year. Already released to high regard in Japan, the LP will be available on This Is Fake DIY Records in 2011. Songs like ‘Halfway To Heartbreak’ and ‘Every Day Is Like A Friday Night’ show a band capable of crafting perfect pogoing riffs with ruthless abandon. The band also know how to treat their fans, with members of their mailing list not only recently getting their single ‘What You Want/What You Need’ for free, but also an EP of quieter, alternate versions of songs from the forthcoming album. Visit their official site for more information: http://youanimals.com