Reading & Leeds Announcement

Blink 182 and Guns N’ Roses Are to headline the festival.

Other bands playing are: Paramore, You Me At Six, Limp Bizkit, Queens Of The Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Lostprophets, NOFX, Billy Talent, The Gaslight Anthem, Weezer, Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Cypress Hill and All Time Low.

You Me At Six – Hold Me Down Review

YMAS - Hold Me Down

The Surrey quintet return with their second album, Hold Me Down.

To be completely honest, I really didn’t want to like this album, I went into it completely close minded… but just look what happened.

the album opens with the fantastic The Consequence and keeps this high standard up throughout most of the album, tracks like Underdog and Liquid confidence show that this is a band capable of ruling the world one day.

There are, however a few lacklustre tracks, including Stay with Me and There’s No Such Thing as Accidental Infidelity, but altogether this is a really solid album.

Personally, before listening to this album, I was not a fan of the band, but this album changed that, so people who were already fans will most likely adore this album.

This band can definitely write catchy songs, there’s nothing stopping theses songs from climbing high on the singles chart. Anthemic choruses and clever lyrics are the bands strong point, making for great radio friendly rock songs.

One thing that surprised me however was the musicianship the band possess, they may not be virtuosos, but the sure know how to play.

The final track on the album, Fireworks is a brilliant way to close the album, and has a brillian, heartfelt vocal performance from singer Josh Franceschi.

In all, this is a very good album, YMAS may not be pioneers in their field, but they can write a great song, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what really matters.

8/10

Highlights: The Consequence, Underdog, Playing The Blame Game, Liquid Confidence