You Me At Six – Live at Lowlands 2014 – Recorded August 17, 2014 – VPRO, Netherlands – Gordon Skene Sound Collection –
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You Me At Six – continuing our inadvertent week of high voltage indie/post-hardcore/Alt via the Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands, recorded on August 17, 2014 by 3VOOR-FM/VPRO radio network.
You Me at Six formed in 2004. The group achieved success in 2008 with the release of their debut album, Take Off Your Colours, which included the singles “Save It for the Bedroom”, “Finders Keepers” and “Kiss and Tell”, with the latter two peaking at number 33 and number 42 respectively in the UK Singles Chart. Their second album Hold Me Down (2010) debuted at number 5 in the UK, while third album Sinners Never Sleep (2011) peaked at number 3, was certified Gold, and spawned the band’s fifth top 50 single “Loverboy”.
“The Swarm” was released as a non-album single for the launch of the roller coaster of the same name; it peaked at number 23. Cavalier Youth was released as their fourth album to a number 1 debut in 2014 and contained the number 11 single “Lived a Lie”. You Me at Six has toured extensively, with appearances on Warped Tour, Soundwave, and has toured with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Paramore, Fall Out Boy and All Time Low. They also won the award for Best British Band at the Kerrang! Awards in 2011. The band’s influences include American rock bands Blink-182, Incubus and Thrice.
They recorded their third album, Sinners Never Sleep, at The Sound Factory studio in Los Angeles, California. The record was released in October 2011, and peaked at No. 3 in the UK Album Charts. A single, “Bite My Tongue”, featuring Oliver Sykes was released two months later, and the group finally won the “Best British Band” award at the Kerrang! Awards. A further single, “No One Does It Better”, was released in 2012, as was a song specially recorded for The Swarm, a ride at Thorpe Park. On 16 April 2011, Blink-182 announced that their headlining tour would be delayed till 2012 due to the fact that they have not finished recording for the new album yet. As a result, You Me at Six will not be touring with them. Upcoming tour dates for the UK in September will be released on 15 June, and the band have announced that they will be touring Australia with We the Kings in late August–early September.
On 29 August 2011, the fourth track of the Sinners Never Sleep, “This Is the First Thing” was leaked online by one of the inside recording team member back in Los Angeles while the band was tracking their vocals. On 1 September 2011, a 30-second snippet of the track from the record “Bite My Tongue” featuring Oli Sykes was leaked on the internet as well. It was removed 30 minutes later due to infringement and copyrighted issues. The band’s next UK tours started in March 2012. The first two tour dates, which were supposed to be played in Belfast and Dublin were postponed due to Josh Franceschi contracting tonsillitis and being unable to perform. You Me at Six played the entire Warped Tour 2012. In 2013 the band returned to Los Angeles to record with producer Neal Avron. The resulting album, Cavalier Youth, was released in January 2014, with single Lived A Lie trailing the full-length in September 2013.
In case you missed them at Lowlands, you can get caught up here.