You Me At Six boldly assert their rise from underground heroes to mainstream contenders with the March 16th release of their second album Hold Me Down on Virgin Records. Hold Me Down is the follow up to their 2008 debut Take Off Your Colours.
Hold Me Down finds the band making good on their early promise with these twelve new songs, a forward-marching body of work brimming with soaring hooks and irresistible melodies. It captures You Me At Six’s live exuberance on tracks like “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 first 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 have became one of the UK’s most undeniable and vital new talents. Fresh off an arena tour supporting Paramore, they’ll bring their famously adrenalized live shows back to the U.S. for a series of shows supporting Bring Me The Horizon followed by all 44 dates of the Vans Warped Tour from June 24 to August 15.