You Me At Six have marked their return to the UK music scene with an exceptional double A-side of‘‘Fast Forward’ & ‘3AM’, the first tracks taken from their brand new sixth studio album VI. Released on October 5th, the release of VI marks a new partnership between the band and AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint.
VI is not what you might expect a You Me At Six album to sound like. Recorded at VADA Studios with Dan Austin (Biffy Clyro, Massive Attack, Pixies), and for the first time ever co-produced by the band, the new album showcases the band as they’ve never been heard before – switching moods and styles with breathless confidence.
Whilst retaining their bite, VI sees them flourish with uplifting alternative pop tracks such as ‘Back Again’,‘3AM’ & ‘Pray For Me’, straying into new territories with electro dance floor leanings on ‘IOU’, while heavier tracks like ‘Fast Forward’ & ‘Predictable’ are set to strike a chord with the band’s long standing rock fanbase.
You Me At Six are young enough to still be releasing their first album. And if VI were that first album, it would be hailed as one of the most exciting albums by a British band in years – uncategorisable but familiar, raucous but mainstream.
VI sees the band release music for the first time under their own imprint Underdog Records in partnership with AWAL, another sign of their new found confidence and growing belief that they can claim their place at rock’s top table on their own terms. “You have to make music for yourself,” singer Josh Franceschi says, “because without authenticity people are going to smell the bullshit. None of us are going to into this with any fear, because we’ve made something we can stand behind.”
The band has also today set out their plans to return to the road this November/December. With five headline shows planned across the country, stopping off in the capital at O2 Academy Brixton on Friday, November 30th, with support coming from Marmozets & The Xcerts.
UK FESTIVAL DATES
June 8th – Download Festival, Donington (Headlining Zippo Encore Stage)
July 1st – Community Festival, London
August 6th – Belladrum Festival, Inverness
HEADLINE TOUR 2018 (with support from Marmozets & The Xcerts)
November 22nd – Birmingham, O2 Academy
November 23rd – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
November 27th – Glasgow, Barrowland
November 30th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
December 1st – Cardiff, University Great Hall
After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. November’s tour gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.
Speaking of the tour, the band comment; “We’re looking forward to hitting the road this November. Our new record ‘VI’ will have been out for around a month, so we can’t wait to play new & and old music for our fans in some of our favourite venues in the UK!”
The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in ‘Room To Breathe’.
You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK’s biggest guitar bands.