You Me At Six headlined Slam Dunk Festival. Here's what we made of it all.
There aren’t many bands out their whose history is so entwined with Slam Dunk as You Me At Six. From their debut album being released on Slam Dunk Records to opening the event in 2007 and having their first big headline show here in 2009, they really are the obvious choice to headline the festival's tenth anniversary.
Although the band quickly squashed rumours that they’d be playing ‘Take Off Your Colours’ in full, you’d be hard pushed to find anyone present complaining. While there are plenty of choice cuts off that classic album, to play it in full would have taken valuable set time away from an array of great material in their back catalogue. Rather than reflecting on past glories, this set is a wonderful celebration of their career from the start to present day.
There are huge cheers to rare cut ‘Jealous Minds Think Alike’, even bigger singalongs to oldie ‘Save It For The Bedroom’ and the arms-jubilation of set closer ‘Underdog’ brings their phenomenal set to a close. This feels like a homecoming, and you'd be hard pushed to pick out a better set this weekend.
Words by Gav Lloyd, photos by Justine Trickett. Head here to see a full gallery of photos from YMAS' set.