You Me At Six’s Josh Franceschi talks Drake and pranking
YOU ME AT SIX frontman Josh Franceschi, 26, talks Drake, pranking and vacuuming. The band play Sundown Festival, September 1 to 3. For more information, visit www.sundownfestival.co.uk
There is a rumour going round you’re good pals with Drake. Is it true?
Us and Drizzy are on a flex [laughs]. People talk about the love him and Skepta have, but little do they know, when he’s in London, I’m the first person he hits up. No… I’ve never met him but it’s brilliant that that’s somewhere on the web.
Tell us a memorable moment that took place on tour.
We got into the routine of watching the Saw films. One of the boys bought the mask and waited up until 3am to prank people — when you’ve had a few, it’s pretty intimidating!
What is the least rock’n’roll thing about you?
I genuinely get some strange, albeit limited pleasure from household chores. I’m a hoovering man, that’s my jam. I’ll be in a domestic utopia for the rest of the day.
You released fifth album Night People this year. Why do you think the band have endured?
Our mission statement was longevity. Way above everything else. We have never given a s*** about being famous, being the coolest person at Mahiki or whatever nonsense people get into. We’re worried about trying to write good songs.
Have you ever been tempted to quit?
With any musician, there’s always that self-loathing phase… it’s what keeps it real. I’ve gone through countless moments of feeling, “There is no way I can be in this band anymore”.
Author: Tom Stichbury