You Me At Six didn’t like their own band on Night Peo­ple

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You Me At Six “weren’t a fan” of their own band on their al­bum ‘Night Peo­ple’. The ‘Back Again’ group’s front­man Josh Franceschi has con­fessed he and his band­mates - Max He­lyer, Chris Miller, Matt Barnes and Dan Flint - got them­selves into a mind­set that ev­ery track on their fifth stu­dio al­bum had to be “pretty sim­i­lar”, and the 28-year-old vo­cal­ist says in hind­sight it was bor­ing”. He told for­mer The Blackout star Sean Smith’s Snap­penin’ pod­cast: “I def­i­nitely found that on ‘Night Peo­ple’, we were so con­sumed in this idea of a co­he­sive record and our the­ory of what a co­he­sive record was, was that all the songs should sound pretty sim­i­lar. “But ac­tu­ally what that is, is just bor­ing. “We went back to be­ing like, ‘No, the iden­tity of our band and strength of our band, [is that] we are the five big­gest You Me At Six fans there are. “Be­cause if you are not a fan of your own band, then that is when you are in trou­ble; that is usu­ally the red flag.

“We weren’t fans of our own band on that, al­though maybe it was be­cause of other ex­ter­nal things.” Josh pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted they were “un­der­whelmed” by the 2017 record, de­spite it get­ting to num­ber three in the of­fi­cial UK chart, and he said the their sixth LP, which was aptly ti­tled ‘VI’, is their “ca­reer-defin­ing” al­bum. Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to BANG Show­biz, he spilled: “We felt un­der­whelmed by our own record so we wanted to make an­other one quickly, and a good one. “Be­ing a num­ber three al­bum doesn’t mean it’s any good. “[Sir] Cliff Richard had how many num­bers ones at Christ­mas, they were all crap so that doesn’t mean it’s any good.” The British star said the band’s tran­si­tion from ‘Night Peo­ple’ to ‘VI’ was much like the Arc­tic Mon­keys’ jour­ney from 2009 LP ‘Hum­bug’ to 2013’s ‘AM’, ar­guably their best record to date. He ex­plained: “I still stand be­hind ‘Night Peo­ple’ be­cause it’s some­thing we’ve done. “You know how Arc­tic Mon­keys had ‘Hum­bug’ as a step­ping stone be­fore ‘AM’, that’s how I feel it was like for us.

“It’s a record we had to make and the only record we could have made at that mo­ment in time. Ul­ti­mately, it’s what shaped us to make this one, it served a pur­pose.” After work­ing with Biffy Clyro pro­ducer Dan Austin - who prac­ti­cally be­came a sixth mem­ber of the band - You Me At Six hope ‘VI’ is “the one” that leaves a last­ing im­pres­sion. Josh said last sum­mer be­fore the record was re­leased in Oc­to­ber: “We’d never had that record. We’ve al­ways made step­ping stones, we’ve had mile­stones and we’ve grown. — Bang Show­biz

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