Review – You Me At Six

youmeatsix_230408_033smalll@ Newcastle o2 Academy, March 10 2009

Flashing lights, banging drums, chanting fans…the quirky boys from Surrey sure know how to make an entrance.

Following the release of their debut album Take Off Your Colours, this sell-out tour was bound to be a hit. And You Me At Six made such an instant impression that their fans knew they wouldn’t be disappointed. 

The mosh pits started from the off as the guitars and drums blasted through the sound system and thrilled the crowd; the atmosphere was simply electric.

Josh Franceschi connected with his crowd throughout a flawless performance and it made for an even more intense evening. The charismatic frontman had hands clapping in the air and was forming instant pits as his powerful voice filled the o2 Academy. The band’s loyal fans jumped and sang along anyway – but the floor began to shake as Save It For The Bedroom burst forth.

The crowd favourite song made the assembled masses go mad and not one person was standing still – even those sitting up above rose from their seats as one. And the band was enjoying the show just as much as the audience.

Another highlight of the night was the pleasing cover of Fallout Boy’s Sugar We’re Going Down but these boys pen bagfuls of instant classics of their own.

You Me At Six have a strong fan base so it’s likely the band will make a big breakthrough in the next year. Hopefully there will be a new album and a tour just as amazing as this one to back it up. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to these pop punk upstarts I recommend you do as soon as possible. Take Off Your Colours is a fantastic album and each track is quality live – watch out for these boys in 2009.

Georgia Holmes

I’m a journalist specialising in sport and rock music. Can’t play either so I write about them instead.

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