Josh FranceschI, vocalist of emo upstarts You Me At Six, talks about his year fronting one of the hottest young British bands around, as well as his sexy girlfriend. We could get a sexy girlfriend as well if we really wanted to. Honest.
What was your highlight of 2008?
My highlight of 2008 was playing and selling out the London Astoria with You Me At Six! It was a huge achievement for us. Also, when our album broke into the Top 40 and got as high as number 15! That was sweet.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
The worst thing was my dad getting really ill when I was on tour, which really is the worst thing to happen to someone.
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
As in beating, as in beating up? Probably the dude over at a magazine who shall not be named for giving us the most unnecessarily harsh review we’ve ever had. Dick.
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
Probably Metallica, although all that classic metal stuff doesn’t do anything for me.
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
Touring the world, finally!
Name a band that everyone should/will find out about in 2009.
Bring Me The Horizon. They are our boys and Suicide Season is one of, if not my favourite metal album ever. I really think the same for Hollow Crown by Architects. And of course our brothers in All Forgotten.
What do you want for Christmas?
The credit crunch to fuck off.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
My girlfriend. She’s so damn sexy!
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
Hopefully with my family, friends and my girlfriend.
You Me At Six will be embarking upon their biggest headling tour to date in March 2009. Pretty big venues! Clearly, supporting Fall Out Boy works.
You Me At Six March 2009 tourdates
06 Bristol Academy
07 Birmingham Academy
08 Manchester Academy
09 Glasgow Barrowlands
10 Newcastle Academy
12 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
13 London Roundhouse < -- Friday 13th ----- AC/DC 3 G’n'R 0 ‘Tallica 8