It’s incredible to look at the achievements of British rock band You Me At Six when you realise they are still only in their early 20s, and now with the imminent release of their fourth studio album early next year the group can only continue their ascent.
First single Lived A Lie was recorded with Neal Avron in Los Angeles and signals a new maturity whilst maintaining their exacting ability to deploy an engaging riff with a killer hook, which collides into a brand new rock pop classic you think you’ve known for years. Lived A Lie will be released in Australia this Friday October 4.
The band rounded off last year with their biggest show to date, a headline sold out night at Wembley Arena – which saw them leave the previous album cycle (‘Sinners Never Sleep’), their third gold album so far, on an exhilarating high. After a short break, the band quickly got their heads down and started work on the follow up album Cavalier Youth, due for release in early 2014 via Cooking Vinyl Australia.
Channeling influences (and not just musically) as diverse and as ambitious as the Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Gaslight Anthem, they relocated to Los Angeles for sessions much more relaxed and progressive than their previous release. With the confidence and clarity of a band ready for the next phase of their career You Me At Six set about writing and recording a genre spanning release to appeal to old fans and new.
Having just kicked off a US headlining tour, the five piece (Josh Franceschi – Vocals, Max Helyer – Guitars, Dan Flint – Drums, Chris Miller – Guitars and Matt Barnes – Bass) will soon head back to Europe for Arena dates with 30 Seconds To Mars. They then travel to the UK with 30STM before touring Australia in the New Year with Paramore.
You can catch the band at the following dates and locations:
Thursday, 9th January
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane Tix: www.ticketek.com.au
Saturday, 11th January
Allphones Arena, Sydney Tix: www.ticketek.com.au
Sunday, 12th January
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Tix: www.ticketmaster.com.au
Tuesday, 14th January
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Tix: www.ticketek.com.au
Thursday, 16th January
Perth Arena, Perth Tix: www.ticketek.com.au