In 2013 You Me At Six headlined Wembley Arena and in 2014 they achieved something that few British rock acts manage by reaching number one in the UK album charts with their album, Cavalier Youth.
Throughout February of this year, the lads will be co-headlining arenas with All Time Low, but prior to this, it was great to see that they hadn’t forgotten their roots, and returned to Guildford’s intimate 300 capacity Boileroom, one of the venues that laid foundation to their career.
Fans got the rare opportunity to see the band play a more stripped back set and be able to get so close that the front row could undoubtably touch the band. From opener ‘Room To Breathe’, it just goes from strength to strength and plays like a greatest hits set, despite the band only being a few albums into their careers.
Tonight also marks the time to hear brand new track ‘Carpe Diem’ live for the first time, which despite a few mistakes acknowledged by Franceschi, is an early highlight. The night is a little lacking in earlier You Me At Six material and we were slightly saddened by the lack of ‘Save It For The Bedroom’ but we’re sure they’ll bring it out for their arena shows.
The night was like rock karaoke from start to finish with even Josh saying to the crowd “this is your night” and it truly was. Every song is met with cheers and loud singing which is sometimes a shame because the sound isn’t always great for the band and most of the night unless you’re in the front three rows you couldn’t really hear Josh.
Josh is crucial in everything about the night pumping the audience and keeping the tempo high at every opportunity and despite the sound issues tonight is something special.