You Me At Six lead vocalist Josh Franceschi and rhythm guitarist Max Helyer joined Hal Stewart on Forces Radio BFBS for an original music special.
They talk about the groups rise from Weybridge Hall to the Hollywood Palladium, their passions away from music and the thrill of hearing one of their songs played at an FA Cup Final. Arsenal season ticket holder Josh said:
"I took my Dad to the FA Cup Final against Hull... and they played our song as the final song during halftime before the players came back out and I remember looking around Wembley Stadium thinking this is ridiculous."
Musicians can't come away from an interview on Forces Radio without being asked if they would they play for a military audience and You Me At Six didn't disappoint with their answer. Josh said:
"Hell yeah, these are the people that without their service to our country that we wouldn't be able to have the lives that we all have.
"It's the biggest sacrifice you can do for anybody, putting your life on the line, so of course, we're immensely grateful for that.
Max took the opportunity to pay respect to serving personnel and veterans who have sacrificed time with their families to go on deployments around the forces world.
"Dan our drummer, his friend Jake was actually in the Army. He's been out to Afghanistan and I think he's been to Iraq as well.
"There are times when you go away and you don't want to away and you're going for nine, ten months sometimes it could be a couple of years you could be away for.
"I think you've got to really pay respect to that.
You Me At Six also spend time away from their families but their mission is very different, to perform gigs around the world.
They embark on their Back Again tour on November 18, where they will perform the classics fans know and love plus new music from their latest studio album VI.
Released in October, VI has been received well by critics. Music review and news website NME wrote:
"The band now merges genres confidently and coolly, creating carefree indie pop tracks, yet always reserving a seat for their rock band roots. As balancing acts go, they’ve played a blinder..."
Josh is full of praise for their latest album and said:
"It's a fun 35-minute record so the minute you put it on it finishes and you're like I'm going to listen to that again.
"It's definitely got some twists and turns and some different styles across the record that make it exciting to listen to."