Live Reviews

You Me At Six – Roundhouse

I have seen You Me At Six play the Astoria, the Water Rats, Kings College Students Union as well as Wembley yet while playing the Roundhouse they seem more at home than ever before. This sold out performance saw the lads wrapping up their 777 tour; seven dates at seven venues in seven cities.Lead singer Josh Franceschi stated he was glad they ended the tour closer to home, and so am I. This performance saw You Me At Six like I had never seen them before.

Their entrance was dramatic, hidden behind a screen, gradually a silhouette of each band member appeared before the curtain dropped and the hypnotic set began. The flashing lights also made a real impact, proving the lads can play in big leagues and keep fans entertained, ecstatic, eager and motivated to move.

They performed all our favourites from the album including the title track ‘Take off Your Colours’, ‘If I Were In Your Shoes’, ‘If You Run’ and ‘Gossip‘ to name but a few. The fan favourites seemed to be ‘You’ve Made Your Bed‘ and ‘Save It For The Bedroom‘ as well as the closing number ‘Rumours‘. The guys also presented us with ‘Sweet Feet,’ the b-side to their recent single called and their own rendition of ‘Sugar Were Going Down’, which went out to the crowd with excitement and energy and received in the same manner.

When Josh and his sister took to the stage to sing ‘Always Attract‘ the fans stopped going mental, dancing and pushing each other around, and turned their attention to the stage. The venue was at a standstill and listened, taking in every detail of the performance, giving their undivided attention and respect for this amazing number. With its acoustic start and gradual explosion the song was well received and grabbed the attention of the crowd; it was one of the best performances of the night.

The Roundhouse was their most extraordinarily extravagant set to date. Going all out with their entrance and lights was new for them, but perfectly enabled them to add a little class and a lot more screams to their response. Overall it seems as though You Me At Six have well and truly broken away from just MySpace hot shots and found their ways into the hearts and souls of thousands around the UK. It is highly recommended you catch the lads when they headline the Slam Dunk tour this May.

Michelle Moore