You Me At Six

You Me At Six

You Me At Six look set to cement their rise from underground heroes to mainstream success with the January 11th release of their second album 'Hold Me Down' on Virgin Records. 'Hold Me Down' is the follow up to their 2008 debut 'Take Off Your Colours.'
 
'Hold Me Down' finds the Surrey quintet fulfilling their potential with a collection of soaring hooks and irresistible melodies. It captures You Me At Six's live exuberance with 'Playing The Blame Game' breaching the gap between pop-punk energy and the snappy immediacy of new wave, while 'Safer To Hate Her' alternates between a tender, melancholic riff and a fiercely defiant chorus.

But 'Hold Me Down'd emonstrates that the band aren't reliant on pure energy as closing track 'Fireworks' escalates from its initial reflective tone into a soaring conclusion. The album also highlights a guest appearance from Kids In Glass Houses vocalist Aled Phillips on 'Trophy Eyes.'
 
An air-raid siren heralds the hi-octane thrills of album opener 'The Consequence' which will preview the album when it's released as a free download from the official You Me At Six website on November 25th plus it features guest vocals courtesy of The Blackout's Sean Smith. The first full single to be taken from 'Hold Me Down' will be the crunchy power-pop attack of 'Underdog' due for release on 7th February 2010.
 
The album was produced by John Mitchell (Funeral For A Friend, Enter Shikari, Architects) and Matt O'Grady (The Blackout,Hexes), and mastered by Bob Ludwig (Radiohead, Coldplay, Pearl Jam).
 
You Me At Six soon became one of the most vital emerging talents around when they released their debut set 'Take Off Your Colours.'The album's continuing popularity was proven when it was recently released as a 2CD Deluxe Edition that featured their first Top 40 hit 'Finders Keepers'.
 
However, it's been You Me At Six's famously adrenalized live shows that have cemented their growing reputation as one of the UK's most exciting ascending bands. The band will conclude 2009 with an arena tour as guests to Paramore, before returning for a full UK headline tour in March 2010 that concludes with a show at Brixton Academy.

Upcoming tour dates
December 2009 - as guests to Paramore

 
10th - Glasgow, SECC Arena
11th - Birmingham, NIA
12th - Dublin, O2 Point
14th - Cardiff, CIA
16th - Manchester, MEN Arena
17th - Brighton, Centre
18th - London, Wembley Arena
 
March 2010 - headline tour
9th - Birmingham, O2 Academy
10th - Newport, Centre
11th - Sheffield, O2 Academy
12th - Manchester, Apollo
13th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
14th - Glasgow, O2 Academy
16th - Leeds, O2 Academy
17th - Nottingham Rock City
18th - Southampton, Guildhall
19th - Norwich, UEA
20th - London, Brixton O2 Academy