Walls Of Dada nearly there!

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We only need another 5 pledges to make this brilliant record come out on glorious red vinyl and we have six days to do it in….surely this will happen?!

Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far and if you haven’t already, put your pledge in for this vinyl because in a few years time you will regret it because it will be highly sought after and there will only ever be 300 of them in existence.

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There is also another new video from Glove Of Bones for an instrumental track off the album called ILL which has Pete playing some really cool bass which sounds like early Cure over a dark Kraut Motorik groove. We love it and hope you do to…Peace and Love and Dada

 

FMS Magazine Review

Six By Seven Sign Off 20 Year Career with Reissue of The Closer You Get & Greatest Hits
One of Nottingham’s finest musical exports, Six By Seven, are signing off their sterling career with a Greatest Hits record, a double vinyl reissue of their classic 2000 album, The Closer You Get, and two shows reuniting the original line up.
Formed in 1996 and made up of Chris Olley (vocals/guitar), James Flower (keyboard), Sam Hempton (guitar), Paul Douglas (bass) and Chris Davis (drums), Six By Seven created swirling, atmospheric music that both impressed and confused critics, who didn’t quite know how to place the record. The fusion of Brit-Pop, grunge, post-hardcore and shoegaze, whilst simultaneously rejecting all of those influences, created an enchanting musical mix. In particular, Olley’s distinctive vocal and the slow burning guitars of Hempton cut above the dense wall of sound that swirled menacingly below them.
Their politically charged and socially conscious lyrics covered a broad range of topics, including junk food culture, unexploded mines, fake success and the depressing state of society that they saw before them. The Closer You Get delivered moments such as the quietly distorted melancholy of ‘England And A Broken Radio’, the frustrated pleas of ‘New Year’ and the punk aesthetic of ‘Sawn Off Metallica Shirt’. These moments are also revisited in the recordings of one of their many John Peel sessions, released as part of the reissued record. ‘England And A Broken Radio’ is transformed into a seven and a half minute storm of distortion and feedback whilst a stripped back version of ‘Another Love Song’ captures its tender simplicity beautifully, as the band did away with the pulsating electronics of the recorded version.
Following their sophomore release, they toured in support of Ash, Manic Street Preachers, The Dandy Warhols and Placebo yet remained somewhat isolated from the rest of the industry. After the power of The Closer You Get, the bands greatest commercial success came with their third album, The Way I Feel, and led to headline tours before the band finally split in 2008. The best moments of that album are captured in the Greatest Hits package, including ‘I O U Love’, with its panpipes riff and some of the bands most affecting songwriting, alongside tracks such as ‘Candlelight’ from their debut which gives the best example of their Brit-Pop roots before it descends into signature angular guitar work.
After various side projects, Six By Seven reformed in 2012 with Olley and Flowers surviving from the original line up. The campaign in 2015 for ‘Eat Junk Become Junk’ to be Christmas Number 1 was a surprise success. It reignited interest in the band and sparked the idea to reintroduce Six By Seven to those who missed them the first time round, alongside a generation of new fans.
Six By Seven rerelease The Closer You Get on double vinyl, without any remastering or tampering. It will be complemented by tracks from their third Peel session and various B-sides as well as their Greatest Hits CD, which draws on all seven of their studio albums. All of these records will be released via Beggars Arkive on February 17th.
Their upcoming live dates include a homecoming in Nottingham that will consist of two sets, starting with 10 tracks from their back catalogue, followed by the performance of The Closer You Get in its full glory. 

March
04 – The Maze, Nottingham

11 – The Garage, London

Words: William Sutton

New Adrian Nicholls Dada Video…

Walls Of Dada is Chris Olley from Six By Seven and Peter G. Holmström from The Dandy Warhols’ Trans – Atlantic 8 Track Brutalist Cold-Wave Pop project.

Video courtesy of Adrian Nicholls from Glove Of Bones

 

Born Ruthless

I wanna tell you
How it will be
I wanna tell you
How it will be
Don’t look down on me
Don’t make your demands

I was born ruthless
You just ain’t seen it yet
You just ain’t seen it yet
You just ain’t seen it yet

When the years have gone by
You look back on your life
You must wonder and gulp
What a waste of time

You know what you did
You know what you didn’t do
I’m not hear to bail you out
I’m not here to make you feel good

I’m not here to make you feel good
I’m not here to make you feel good

I wanna tell you
How it will be
I wanna tell you
How it will be
Don’t look down on me
Don’t make your demands

I was born ruthless
You just ain’t seen it yet
You just ain’t seen it yet

You know what you did
You know what you didn’t do
I’m not here to bail you out
I’m not here to make you feel good

I’m not here to bail you out
I’m not here to make you feel good
I’m not here to bail you out
I’m not here to make you feel good

To make you feel good…

 

All words and music Chris Olley & Peter G. Holmström 2016
Video: http://www.gloveofbones.com

Taken from the forthcoming eponymous album…please pledge.

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Charlie Auditions for The Bootleg Beatles!

We had a great day out in London today as we went down because my son Charlie had been asked to audition for The Bootleg Beatles. The Bootleg Beatles are the worlds biggest tribute act and they tour the world, regularly sell out the Albert Hall and once even played for the Queen at Buckingham Palace!

Charlie was brilliant and I was lucky to be able to watch him through the studio window. He’s been playing drums for ten years now and I know he is a proper drummer but even I was amazed at how he managed to mimmic Ringo so well (he’s been practicing it like crazy!)

They got him to play songs from throughout The Beatles career including Strawberry Fields Forever and he even sang and played With A Little Help From My Friends…something I don’t think Ringo ever actually did himself.

Well done Charlie. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get the gig, just to be asked to go and audition at the age of 18 for something like this is brilliant in itself and it was great fun watching you morph into Ringo over the weekend and then sit behind his kit today and play those songs. Dead proud of you son!

Walls Of Dada Kickstarter…

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The campaign to fund the making of a fantastic red vinyl Walls Of Dada album is underway. We started it yesterday and it’s 53% funded. It would be great to see this record come to life like this, after all, Kickstarter is the equivalent to doing it yourself on cassette in 1982! So…. If you can…keep music dark and evol… CLICK HERE to have a look at what’s on offer (or on the images) Thanks.Xkickstarter_logo_light_lrg