YOU ME AT SIX – NEVER HOLD AN UNDERDOG DOWN
BY NEIL DANIELS
PUBLISHED BY INDEPENDENT MUSIC PRESS
Since forming in Surrey in 2004, You Me At Six have become one of the most revered and popular alternative rock bands of their generation, with three influential and critically acclaimed albums to their name. For three years’ running Kerrang! has nominated them for ‘Best British Band’ and says that they are ‘one of a kind’ (they finally won the coveted title in 2011).
This book examines what makes this scintillating rock band tick and why they have become such an iconic act in a relatively short period of time. Their strict work ethic and innovative nature has gained them a loyal fanbase that goes beyond the word ‘cult.’ Having toured extensively around Europe and also in North America, You Me At Six are also one of alternative rock’s most exhilarating live bands. At a time when many Britsh rock fans are looking to the United States for inventive alternative rock, You Me At Six prove that there is still a rich seam of home-grown talent.
This biography will chart the rise of the Surrey band; the stories behind the making of their albums; their energetic stage performances and their influences…
Neil Daniels has written about rock and metal for a wide range of magazines, fanzines and websites. He has written books on a diverse range of bands, including Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, Journey and Robert Plant and Metallica (also published by IMP Books). He also co-authored Dawn Of The Metal Gods: My Life In Judas Priest & Heavy Metal with original Judas Priest singer/co-founder Al Atkins. His acclaimed series, All Pens Blazing: A Rock & Heavy Metal Writer’s Handbook Volumes I & II, collects over a hundred original and exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most famous rock and heavy metal scribes. His other duel collection, Rock ‘N’ Roll Mercenaries – Interviews With Rock Stars Volumes I & II, compiles sixty interviews with many well-known rock stars. He had more than ten books published between 2007 and 2011. His books have so far been translated into Polish, German, Czech, French, Italian and Bulgarian with several more foreign titles forthcoming. His website is www.neildaniels.com. He can also be found on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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