You Me At Six
Persistence pays off and clothes make the man.
You Me At Six were nominated for "Best British Band" at the '08, '09 and '10 Kerrang! Awards, losing each time to Bullet For My Valentine. Finally, they took the honor in '11. Was My Bloody Valentine out of town?
Then there's wardrobe. In '07, bassist Matt Barnes started "Cheer Up! Clothing." His line sponsored The All-American Rejects, among others. A couple of years later, frontman Josh Franceschi launched his "Down But Not Out" brand, named after his personal ethos. Joining the club, rhythm guitarist Max Helyer introduced the "Become Antique" line in '11.
Lucky numbers for You Me At Six appear to be #5, #3 and #1. Here's why.
You Me At Six formed in '04. The Brit band released a pair of EPs ("We Know What It Means To Be Alone" and "Untitled") before their full-length debut, "Take Off Your Colours," dropped. The group landed a supporting slot for Fall Out Boy in '08.
Sophomore set, Hold Me Down," made its debut at #5 on the U.K. chart. That led to a stint on the '10 Warped Tour.
"Sinners Never Sleep" improved the group's U.K. profile. The set shot to #3 on the album chart.
You Me At Six ventured to L.A. to record '14's "Cavalier Youth." It beat out Ellie Goulding's "Halcyon" by almost two copies to one to become You Me At Six's first #1 album. "It's something I don't think any one of us thought we could achieve," stated Franceschi.
"Night People" was the group's fifth studio album. It marked a departure from the band's usual style for a much darker and heavier tone. The title track was the lead single.
2008 Take Off Your Colours
2010 Hold Me Down
2011 Sinners Never Sleep
2014 Cavalier Youth
2016 Night People