You Me At Six played Alexandra Palace on Saturday as part of their latest tour, bringing an end to their The Truth Decay tour.
Bears In Trees started things up with a short set, followed by The Maine with their 45-minute slot, combining a good mix of pop punk and emo. This actually offered a clear indication of what was to come for the night, meanwhile, final support Waterparks felt more pop-oriented, including recorded backing tracks with trap-like beats and vocals helping the three-piece showcase their sound.
Now it was time for You Me At Six who opened with Deep Cuts, the first song from their new album, Truth Decay. The Surrey lads arrived illuminated by three diamond-shaped formations of spotlights. There were also more rows of lights above lined on top of one another along the stage. Other than that it was more about the bands than any fancy light shows.
Tracks from the new album Truth Decay the tour’s namesake as expected dominated the evening with five in total. Though the majority were met with a loud response you could tell fans were clamouring to hear some earlier stuff. This becomes most apparent by the rather lacklustre response to their new track God Bless the ‘90s Kids. Lead singer Josh Franceschi attempted to inspire the crowd into reciting the chorus, but it doesn’t receive the most rapturous response. However when Bite My Tongue and Beautiful Way a frenzy of jumping and moshing soon ensues.
Despite the high energy and mosh-pits galore, the intensity also shifted down as the band performed an emotional acoustic set. Songs like No One Does it Better and Take on the World illuminated the venue as everyone waved their phones in the air, perhaps a little cliche, but received a warm response all the same. Rou from Enter Shikari also made an appearance which served to really hype up the crowd.
To close out the evening in true You Me at Six style, they brought the intensity back with their high-energy tracks SUCKAPUNCH and Beautiful Way. These really had everyone jumping and screaming the lyrics for the final time. The lights then dimmed and the crowd flooded out.