Nottingham’s six.by seven, will be headlining a Club Fandango/ Fierce Panda night to bid farewell to Kentish Town’s Bull and Gate on Wednesday 1st May! Their new record, Love and Peace and Sympathy will be out 8th July 2013!
Six.by Seven released their first album, The Things We Make to rave reviews in 1998. Five Peel Sessions followed, an appearance on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ and much touring. The band gained a strong underground following, and released four more albums. Lead singer and creative force, Chris Olley preferred to shun the limelight, releasing internet only albums of wide ranging music, and building valve distortion boxes for a number of famous bands with fellow guitarist, Martin Cooper.
After a wrong phone call to a music shop and a chance meeting in London, Olley found himself having a beer with ex Placebo / Boo Radleys drummer Steve Hewitt. It turned out to be a magical and divine coming together as Hewitt said, “There’s nothing for it, I should throw my drums in the car and come up to Nottingham and get you rocking again.”
What followed was four months of rehearsing old songs Olley had written over the last five years, before the band recruited producer, Dan Austin (Massive Attack, Doves, Biffy Clyro) and recorded 9 tracks at the legendary Moles studio in Bath.
This July sees the release of what is arguably six.by seven’s most accomplished album. Nine songs of pure drumming dynamite, feral guitars and a string of songs dealing with the human condition and broken dreams. It’s been emotional.