YOU ME AT SIX
British rock band You Me at Six made their full-length debut in 2007 with Take Off Your Colours. Produced by Matty O'Grady and John Mitchell, it reached number 25 on the U.K. albums chart. Thanks in part to heavy touring, the band's popularity grew steadily and earned them a nomination for Best British Band at the 2008 and 2009 Kerrang! Awards. Working once again with producers O'Grady and Mitchell, You Me at Six released their second album, Hold Me Down, in 2010 reaching the Top Five of the U.K. albums chart.
The following year, the band relocated to L.A. to work on their third release, Sinners Never Sleep. The record saw them move in a heavier direction and featured throaty vocals from Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes and Parkway Drive's Winson McCall. The album arrived in late 2011 and peaked at number three in the U.K. album chart. After the success of Sinners Never Sleep, they recorded a new song for English theme park Thorpe Park's new ride, The Swarm, and released it as a digital single in 2012. The final date of their nationwide tour that year -- at a sold-out Wembley Arena -- was recorded and released as a live CD/DVD set in 2013.
You Me at Six teamed up with Fall Out Boy producer Neal Avron in mid-2013 and started work on their fourth studio release. Titled Cavalier Youth, it arrived in early 2014 and went straight to the top of the U.K. album chart. Reflecting on the successes of their first decade together, the band began working in a new direction, bringing in Nashville-based producer Jacquire King to helm their punchy, hip-hop-influenced fifth LP, 2016's Night People.
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