You Me At Six - Take Off Your Colours

Emma Jackson 01/10/2008

Rating: 3.5/5

If you haven't heard of You Me At Six at some point this year, you must have been hiding! The lads from Surrey have exploded onto the music scene in the last year and have gone from strength to strength. The band know what they want and are determined to get it, this is shown by just how hard they have worked. Playing 21 UK dates earlier in the year and playing the Reading and Leeds festival. The band not stopping for breath are about to start their Headline tour around the U.K later this month as well as release their highly anticipated debut album on October 6th.

For those who do know the lads, the album has just what you would expect - catchy, stick-in-your-head anthems - along the same lines as others they have released. The ones you know you all love such as Save It For The Bedroom, If I Were In Your Shoes, Gossip, The Rumour and You've Made Your Bed (So Sleep In It) are all on the album, bit have been tweaked in certain places to make them better, some may have a different opinion. A few slower tracks such as Tigers and Sharks and Always Attract shows the fans a different side to lead singer Josh's vocals (a mature side). New track Jealous Minds Think Alike is just what you need to give yourself a boost, it's catchy, addictive and you won't stop singing along to it. Overall, the album has been carefully planned and what has been produced is an iconic first album.

If you get a chance to go along to see the lads I can assure you, you won't be disappointed. You will be left on a high, just like you are after listening to the album. We haven't seen the best of these lads; they are still in their teens after all. All I know is that they will be around for a very long time, and will probably produce some of the UK's iconic tunes of the last couple of years.