You Me At Six say working with James Bay's producer "captured a different side" of the band.
The 'Night People' hitmakers' guitarist Max Helyer - who is joined by Matt Barnes, Josh Franceschi, Chris Miller and Dan Flint in the group - says getting to work with Jacquire King, who produced the 'Hold Back River' singer's debut LP 'Chaos and the Calm', was a dream come true and he enabled them to see a different side to their music.
The rock band hope their first album in five years - the follow-up to 2011's Sinners Never Sleep' - will emulate the success of the hat-wearing solo star and American rockers Kings of Leon, who also worked with Jacquire.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "We want to come in hot and leave a mark in 2017. We worked with Jacquire King, who has worked with James Bay and Kings of Leon. It's a real eclectic taste and one of the reasons we wanted to work with him was that he is a Grammy Award-winning producer and he captured a different side of our band that has never been captured on a record by us before."
He added: "We want to match the success of the people who have recorded at Blackbird Studios, where we made the album, Kings of Leon's 'Sex on Fire' was made there and all we are thinking about his how we can achieve the same heights."
And Max is also said playing Glastonbury Festival is "on the cards" after their triumphant performance at Isle of Wight Festival in 2015.
He said: "It's on the cards. We would like to do it. It just depends if we can go into that world and they want us there.
"For us, that is the aim, we want to be doing Glastonbury and we want to do Isle of Wight again."
'Night People' is out on January 6.