If you have known me for a long while, even a short while, you will know that I have a strong love for the band You Me At Six. The five piece British rock, British Pop Rock, Pop Punk ( I don’t know how tbh) and Rock alternative band are my favourite music artists and the fact they are teasing a hopefully new song (maybe album) tomorrow on BBC Radio one a 7PM Completes my life right about now.
(Image — BBC Radio 1 Facebook Post 05/06/2018)
So who are YMAS?
First of all, why have you not heard of You Me At Six? If you have I’ll high five you, if you have seen them live I’ll even give you a hug!
You Me At Six were a band formed in 2004 in Surrey, England with 5 members, For those who don’t know, they were original made up of Josh (Lead Singer/Vocalist), Max, Chris and Matt who formed the lineup of guitarists and the Drummer Dan Flint, who was then later replaced by Joe Philips.
Then were signed by Slam Dunk records and released their first Album ‘Take of your Colours’ in 2008. It was an instant SUCCESS, and found themselves touring with veterans of the genre Fall Out Boy and being nominated for the BEST British band two years in a row (2009-10) at the Kerrang music awards.
Since then they have released 4 more albums. In order; Hold me Down (2010), Sinners Never Sleep (2011), Cavalier Youth (2013) and Night People, which was released fully in early 2017 after releasing some songs of the album first.
So what makes me love You Me At Six?
From the early years of Secondary School I have always listened to the general genre of ROCK. What is it essentially? I’ll write an article about that don’t you worry!
By doing this I found You Me At Six and the first song I heard from them was ‘The Swarm’, which is not a song on any off their albums. In fact it was penned for a Roller-coaster ride in Thorpe Park called The Swarm. It only seemed right I guess. At the time of finding the song I didn’t even know it was by this band. Still a great song though…
I then saw them live by accident by attending the Thirty Seconds To Mars concert in 2013 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. From knowing a few songs at the concert and seeing them live, I instantly knew… I liked these people.
I then saw them again at Limelight Belfast, totally recommend this place for a smaller intimate gig! It was an unreal time, in which I would love to experience again.
From then I have always listened to their sound, from the ‘edgy’ pre scene kid of the ‘Take of your colours’ album to the scene album, ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, which starred Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon. To the newer modern style of ‘Night People’. In which some people didn’t like, but I like modernisation.
So why do I love YMAS?… I would solely put it down to their modernisation in their style of music and their live performances are unbelievable.
So that brings me to tomorrow, the 6th of June 2018, they will hopefully announce a new album. To add to the sixes it will be hopefully their sixth album to release, how fun?
Tomorrow I will get this published out there on the World Wide Web as my first topic blog post. You Me At Six could not be a more appropriate topic. I will be going to work, listening to the albums on repeat, coming home and waiting on the announcement. I am not a crazed fan, only an excited fan.
The announcement will be on BBC Radio 1, and they are hopefully showing us a new song, maybe even two.
Checkout the timer on their website at YMAS
You Me At Six Spotify…. Click Here…