Live Review: You Me At Six At The Portmouth Pyramids (12th March)

By on Friday, 13th March 2009 at 11:08 pm

l_507e506693a78489343aa9c61b5b3e62-242x300Since the release of You Me At Six’s album “Take Off Your Colours”, the band have gone from being potentials for the future to a threat to Fall Out Boy’s global pop/punk throne. So the chance to see them in their breakthrough UK tour was an opportunity not to turn down.

The aurora around the Portsmouth Pyramids was filled with anticipation for the five Surrey punks to come out on stage and as soon as they did, you knew from the smileon vocalist John Franceschi’s face that the audience was in for one hell of a gig. There was no messing, a quick hello into the microphone and then straight into the opener “The Truth Is A Terrible Thing”. It was evident that there was going to be no holding back. The explosive energy that the band had as a whole was truly awesome. Drummer Dan Flint gave his kit a good bruising and honestly couldn’t hit them faster.

The foundation had been set for the rest of the night and track after track of pure fast paced punk came swiftly. At times it seemed the singer John would eat his Mic. All vocals were bellowed out with plenty of effort whilst John also kept them under control and the gig was far from an amateur screamed mess.

The energy the band gave on stage transmitted to the crowd who chanted along with every anthem and could have put the national gymnastic team to shame with their mandatory jumping. More awesome tunes like “The Rumour” and “Call That A Comeback” were belted out in similar fashion with great guitar work between Chris Miller and Max Heyler who although couldn’t keep still, couldn’t miss a note even if they tried. By the time the interval came, you had your moneys worth but after slushing down a quick beverage the wait for the band to get back on stage was agonising even though it was probably a shorter break then most bands take.

The re-opener was fan favourite “Save It For The Bedroom” which to be honest was a bit of a blur as the venue turned into a sort of organised riot. “Jealous Minds Think Alike” was another impact track and even with a beer soaked shirt and hair, you could appreciate the quality of band on display.

Like at every gig, it finished but the band left you craving more and there seemed to be a stubborness from the crowd to leave.  Having got outside to the refreshing Portsmouth night air, there were pleased fans all around but the band’s crowds and venues are sure to get much bigger.

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2 Responses

10:30 am
18th March 2009

Don’t you ,mean JOSH Franceschi??!!
A bit of research never hurt anyone

3:39 pm
18th March 2009

they did not doThe Truth Is A Terrible Thing 1st it was jealous minds think alike grr get it right

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