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Six by Seven

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United kingdom indie rock outfit 6 by Seven was shaped in Nottingham, England in the first ’90s by singer/guitarist Chris Olley, guitarist Sam Hempton, organist James Flower, bassist Paul Douglas, and drummer Chris Davis. Hailed mainly because “among the all-time great debut singles” from the NME, their self-released fall months 1997 solitary “Western Me” sold-out in weekly and led to a agreement with Beggars Banquet, which released the band’s full-length THE ITEMS We Make within the springtime of 1998. A variety of post-rock, psychedelia, and shoegaze, Six by Seven produced ample buzz, producing their 1st appearance on John Peel’s BBC display later that 12 months and hitting the street with rings like Manic Road Preachers, Ash, as well as the Dandy Warhols. Their John Leckie-produced follow-up, The Nearer You Get, found its way to 2000 to solid crucial reception, though Hempton would depart shortly after its launch. Taking a even more concise pop-oriented strategy on 2002’s JUST HOW PERSONALLY I THINK Today, Six by Seven shortly parted methods with both bassist Douglas as well as the Beggars Banquet label. On the next 2 yrs, the trio of Olley, Bloom, and Davis documented a set of studio room albums (2004’s 04 and 2005’s Performers Cannibals Poets Thieves) because of their own label, Sunday Night Sunday Morning hours Information. An unofficial 6th album called Membership Sandwich on the Peveril Resort received a restricted discharge in early 2006, although group disbanded shortly after. The break didn’t last lengthy, nevertheless, and in 2007 Olley and Bloom recorded a fresh album beneath the Six by Seven banner entitled If Symptoms Persist, Get rid of Your Doctor. Displays were used a variance of the band’s early lineup, plus they released a Compact disc/Dvd and blu-ray anthology known as Any Colour As long as It’s Dark (Completely from Forest Areas and Back again…) in 2008 before Olley finally remaining the music group to focus on various other projects. A fresh lineup offering Olley, Rose, and Placebo drummer Steve Hewitt resurfaced in 2013 release a Love and Tranquility and Sympathy. Four years afterwards they once again re-formed to commemorate the oddly timed milestone of the second album’s 17th wedding anniversary. Reissued in March 2017 by Beggars Banquet, The Closer You Obtain got a luxurious treatment filled with reward tracks in the group’s Peel Periods. Olley reunited Six by Seven’s first lineup that same month to execute the record in its entirety within the U.K.

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Full Name Six by Seven
Music Songs Eat Junk Become Junk, I.O.U. Love, Another Love Song, 88-92-96, European Me, Spy Song, My Life Is an Accident, A Beautiful Shape, American Beer, Something Wild, So Close, Nowhere to Go but Home, Ten Places To Die, England and a Broken Radio, Candlelight, Brilliantly Cute, Speed Is In, Speed Is Out, New Year, Got to Find a Way Out of Here, All My New Best Friends, July, August & Winter, Fall Into Your Arms, All I Really Want From You Is Love, Intro and Theme Tune, Motor Fever, Flypaper for Freaks, Dead Like a Dodo, One Easy Ship Away, Cafeteria Rats, Bring Down the Government, Let's Throw Some Mud at the Wall, Sailing Around the Horn
Albums The Closer You Get, The Things We Make, The Way I Feel Today, Artists Cannibals Poets Thieves, If Symptoms Persist, Kill Your Doctor, Love and Peace and Sympathy, Club Sandwich at the Peveril Hotel, 04, Left Luggage at the Peveril Hotel, Best of Six By Seven, Perfectly Safe, Live at Glastonbury 2008

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