Support band Deaf Havana also speak to NME about touring with the Surrey rockers
You Me At Six played their first London show since the release of third album ‘Sinners Never Sleep’ at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton last night (October 15).
The band, who debuted at Number Three on the UK album chart last week, selling an estimated 27,000 copies of their new LP, played four tracks from the album in a 15-song set, which drew heavily on second album ‘Hold Me Down’.
Singer Josh Franceschi thanked the crowd throughout the show and also confirmed that the band would be touring the UK again in March, with two more dates booked at O2 Academy Brixton.
You Me At Six were supported at the show and on their whole recent UK tour by Lower Than Atlantis and Deaf Havana, who both joined the headliners onstage to perform their hit single and set closer ‘Underdog’.
Speaking to NME before the show, Deaf Havana said that the tour had felt like a celebration of three bands who’d worked hard to get where they are.
Singer James Veck-Gilodi said:
We’ve known both Lower Than Atlantis for forever and You Me At Six are good friends of ours, so it’s great to be able to tour like this, I feel like we’ve all grafted to get where we are and we should enjoy things like this.
The band also said that they were grateful to get the chance to play to You Me At Six‘s army of fans as they felt they are more open to taking in bands of different genres, as opposed to gig goers who were older and more selective with their tastes.
It’s a great opportunity for us. I feel like with You Me At Six having, in general, younger fans, that means they’re that much more open to new sounds and can just get excited about hearing live music without any kind of prejudice. The crowds so far have been amazing for us.
The band also spoke about the meaning behind the title of their new album ‘Fools And Worthless Liars’, which they all stressed feels “more like their debut” as it is their first full length album without former singer Ryan Mellor.
Drummer Tom Ogden said of the title:
I think everybody does and says stupid things and this is our way of acknowledging that in ourselves. Basically if you say you’re not a fool or a liar, then you definitely are.
‘Fools And Worthless Liars’ is released on November 7, the band support Architects on their UK tour in December.
Deaf Havana played:
‘Friends Like These’
‘The World Or Nothing’
‘Smiles All Round’
‘Things Change, Friends Leave And Life Doesn’t Stop For Anybody’
‘I Will Try’
‘I’m A Bore, Mostly’
‘Nicotine And Alcohol Saved My Life’
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You Me At Six played:
‘Jaws On The Floor’
‘Safer To Hate Her’
‘Save It For The Bedroom’
‘Bite My Tongue’
‘Playing The Blame Game’
‘Tigers And Sharks’
‘Stay With Me’