After 10 years and four albums, British alternative rock band You Me At Six say the hard work is finally paying off.
The quintet is currently wrapping up a North American tour to support their latest album ‘Cavalier Youth’ – their most successful so far.
“The difference in this record is that we spent a lot more time working on it. From the start of the process, when it comes down from us five writing the songs, we wrote more songs than we’ve ever done before, and that helped us choose the album because we had a lot more to play with. I think it was most important for us to make a cohesive record, that from start to finish you can listen to and not get confused and just understand our band totally,” explained band member Max Barnes.
They worked on the album for more than two years and spent two months in the studio recording.
Having already garnered a serious fan base in their native UK, they are now setting their sights on the US music scene.
But as their popularity grows, they say staying true to their initial goal is important.
“I think our mission statement has always been the same from when we started, and that was to have fun and to have longevity. And I think we’ve so far achieved that and we’ve achieved some incredible milestones along the way,” said band member Josh Franceschi.
Upon its release earlier this year, 'Cavalier Youth' was mostly warmly received by music critics – a special CD/DVD edition has just been released in the UK.
After their North American tour, You Me At Six will be back playing in Europe in February.