The eagerly anticipated second album Hold Me Down to be released on June 22nd via Virgin Records
SUMMER TOUR DATES INCLUDING VAN’S WARPED TOUR
#5 DEBUT ALBUM IN THE UK
You Me At Six look set to cement their rise from underground heroes to mainstream success with the June 22nd release of their second album Hold Me Down via Virgin Records. Debuting at #5 in the UK, Hold Me Down is the follow up to their 2008 debut Take Off Your Colours.
Their propelling live performances at the Alternative Press Fall Ball Tour last year (with The Academy Is…, Mayday Parade, Set Your Goals and The Secret Handshake) and the August leg of Van’s Warped Tour, demanded a return to the US this year to celebrate the release of Hold Me Down.
Hold Me Down finds the Surrey, UK 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 demonstrates 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,” 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.”
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 bring their powerful live show to the US this June followed by appearances on the Van’s Warped Tour.
You Me At Six Summer Tour Dates:
June 21 Fresno, CA Starline supporting Bring Me The Horizon
June 22 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s supporting Bring Me The Horizon
June 24 – August 15 Vans Warped tour
“The unadulterated glee with which the quintet attack every fists-aloft chorus makes ‘Hold Me Down’ impossible to dislike” – Q
“Tight, tuneful and teenage, this looks like a hit” – Daily Mail
“An artistic statement of intent” – Kerrang!
“You Me At Six sound like they’re transforming into household names” – Metro