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You Me At Six Mark 15 Years Of ‘Take Off Your Colours’ With Vinyl Release

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You Me At Six are celebrating 15 years since the release of their debut album Take Off Your Colours with a long overdue vinyl pressing. The record serves as a time capsule for a vibrant time in British rock, but also the start of an incredible journey for the band, it is an essential listen to say the least. Embodying all of the cheekiness of UK indie but with the poetry of US pop-punk and emo, it features the sort of songs that define relationships and friendships in so many different ways. From flirty to fierce, heart-fluttering to heartbroken, the full spectrum of what it means to grow up and feel immensely is on show here. And 15 years on, the power of these tracks can still be felt reverberating throughout the scene.

This vinyl reissue is something that You Me At Six have been wanting to do for a while, it seems. Though now that they have regained the masters of the album, they are now able to do it on their own terms. So there are going to be two new pressings alongside a whole load of merch that throws things right back. It serves as a chance for the band to do something that fans have been asking for for the longest time, as well as celebrate the anniversary in a way they see fit.

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Vocalist Josh Franceschi had this to say about the reissue:

We’re very excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our debut album with this very special limited edition vinyl. We finally own the rights to this album again, which is an amazing feeling for us, and so we’re finally able to answer the calls from fans to re-issue the album on vinyl and release it directly to them. It won’t be available in shops. This is such a special album for us, and we know it’s special to so many fans too”.

You Me At Six released their latest album Truth Decay at the beginning of 2023. Returning to the sound of Take Off Your Colours in many ways, it’s an album brimming with huge choruses and vulnerable refrains. From the spiky “DEEP CUTS” to the shimmering “Mixed Emotions“, it’s a fulfilling reminder that the band still have the drive and determination to make waves within the alternative sphere all these years later.

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