Sound: Lead singer Josh Franceschi seems to be uncomfortable with the newer material-not performing as well during that. Probably Dan, the drummer, is the best performer of the night, although the guitarists and bassist do hold their own, proving Josh as the weakest link of the night. // 7
Perfomance: Most of the audience were frenzied, but some felt left out by how few old songs there where (2 when I left near curfew). They also seemed unable to whip up as much of a storm as main support, Kids In Glass Houses. There were the occasional thank you message to the crowd or joke, but most of the interaction was introducing the songs. The lighting was done well and they made the most of the stage space and raised drum kit. // 7
Overall Impression: The gig happened in O2 Academy, Brixton, London UK on 2 April 2012. Starting with 1st support the Skints (who I couldn't get to in time due to a late tube train) and followed by Mayday Parade who confidently played their pop-punk to great reaction from the crowd, both singers displaying a large amount of talent.
Next came Kids In Glass Houses who own the stage and get the majority of the crowd singing along with their more conceptual rock with singer Aled Philips managing to whip up a frenzy.
Finally, on came You Me At Six to screaming fans. But its clear from first song, "Loverboy", they're good, but they can't live up to the people who have come before them, playing mostly newer material leaving much of the crowd who came for the older stuff left out. While performed competently, lead singer, Josh Franceschi obviously isn't at home with them. However, when it comes to songs like "Take Off Your Colours" and "Liquid Confidence" they get back on track, but old songs are few and far between. But for a 20/30 ticket plus travel-the performance does bring up doubt as to if it was worth it at points. In the end I left during "Mr Reckless" (near the end of the main set), partly so as to not miss the last train, but also I just didn't feel it was as fun as it could have been. If they had done more to entertain the crowd or balanced the old and the new songs then maybe I would have stayed until curfew, but they didn't and I left. // 7