MuZiK KluB

Free six by seven T-Shirt available now

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This month I’m releasing a unique one off MuZiK KluB with which you will get a free top quality T-shirt. (The last MuZik KluB release, number 51, was exactly a year ago.)

The T-shirt is in a nice dark Graphite Grey with an electric blue six by seven ‘Lines’ Logo.

Get your T-Shirt HERE

I’m giving this away as a limited special edition 21st Anniversary T-shirt as Beggars Archive are re-releasing a special Blue Vinyl Edition of The Things We Make for Record Store Day next year. This T-shirt will only be available to order from now until Thursday 6th December. (I need this cut off date so I can get them ordered and sent out before I go away to Rockfield so you get them before Xmas)

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This MuZiK KluB release is very special too as it contains recordings and demos and songs (15 in total) which we will be re-recording, re-working and overdubbing at Rockfield Studios in two weeks time. The release also features a letter from me explaining what the album is about and how I intend to go about recording it and making it. I think this is really interesting.

The album will be called ‘Das Ist England.’

This will be a unique chance for you to get an insiders view of the creation of this album and a chance to hear songs in pre-production and the reasoning behind the concept of the album. I’m already feeling that this album will be something really special and it’s a culmination of musical ideas I have been working towards artistically for a long time. I want to make this record to the highest standard and I’m so glad we are able to go to Rockfield Studios to start making it as everything recorded in that room, through that Neve desk sounds so good. The best you can get in fact.

So please buy this MuZiK KluB and get involved in the whole process of making an album and also get a lovely free T-shirt. I’ve also kept the MuZiK KluB at the same price as when I started it 5 years ago. I defy and laugh in the face of inflation even if my local Sainsbury’s don’t.

Hopefully, I will do another MuZiK KluB release at the end of the making of the album with bonus tracks and possibly another t-shirt with the album cover on it. This would round things up nicely and could give me some money towards marketing the album.

The music industry has changed so much but I love the way things have become more punk rock and artists can make the albums they want to. This has always been important to me. My life as an artist has always been about finding out what it was I wanted. Getting fans involved with helping to fund the albums with Kickstarters, MuZiK KluB releases and free t-shirts is a much better way of making a record.

It’s harder now for the artist but it’s more exciting and feels more real. The only thing I still hate is how much music is still repeatedly downloaded for free, again and again and again. If it wasn’t, I would be able to record everything I do at Rockfield and market it properly. We would be kings and making incredible records of high quality and able to reach out to bigger audiences and therefore be able to tour and play to more people. More people would be employed and more money generated and passed down to studios and musicians. The small independent bands would benefit more than anyone else and music would become more experimental and adventurous. But it’s not like that and I have to also understand that maybe I can only sell 1000 downloads because 8000 people are taking it for free. That’s the nature of the internet. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to do any of this that I’m doing now. It’s just how it is.

This is also why I still want to sometimes do MuZik KluB releases rather than bandcamp ones because I think that with some stuff, people actually need to commit to it and help the artist (if they want to) rather than the ‘having a listen and taking the bits you like for free’ kind of approach. Especially with these pre-production songs and the explanation behind them and how and what will be done to them is just as important. Anyway…

…on Saturday 30th March next year we will be doing a one off unique show in Nottingham playing two sets, one of which will be playing the whole of The Things We Make in it’s entirety. More news on that in early January.

Please buy the MuZiK KluB as this will be really helping me out with creating ‘Das Ist England’ and making it the most perfect album I possibly can. And… you get a free t-shirt in the process! If not for you, maybe for someone else.

Thank you all very much.
Best wishes and peace and love

CHRIS OLLEY

six by seven London show announcement

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SIX BY SEVEN PLAYING LONDON BORDERLINE APRIL 2018

six by seven will be playing a unique one off show at The Borderline in London on Saturday 14th April.

This show will be an album launch for the record we are making at Rockfield Studios in mid February.

The Borderline has a capacity of 300 so this show will probably sell out, tickets are on sale today, grab one quick to make sure you don’t miss this spectacular sonic assault with two drummers! The recent show in Nottingham was rocking and we lost count how many people who had seen us loads of times before said this was the best six by seven show they had seen. It was certainly the best gig I’ve ever done. Get your tickets HERE

So far we are up to 95 backers on Kickstarter for the Rockfield Album. Please pledge to make sure you get a copy of this album. If we don’t get more than 150 pledges I’m only going to make 300 vinyl. After sending all the Kicksarter vinyl rewards out we will sell the remaining copies at the gig in April and then in the shops in May (reason for this below in red). They will be gone very very quickly.

If you pledge, it will be like a pre-order and you will definitely get a copy and it will be sent to you in March 2018. So it makes sense to pledge! Also, if I get more than 150 pledges I’ll be able to make 500 and put the record on coloured vinyl and generally make it a bit more spesh! So please pledge by clicking HERE.

The reason the Rockfield album won’t be out until May 2018 is because of Record Store Day when we will be releasing a double vinyl deluxe edition of six by seven:04. This will be available on record store day in April on red and green heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and cost just £14.99 on the day. It will be limited to 500 copies and is being pressed up right now.

Kickstarter is great, the money goes to the band and enables us to keep going and do things like play at The Borderline in London 😉
So please pledge for the vinyl and support us by coming to The Borderline in London in April. 

Don’t forget that there is a one off MuZiK KluB Special with two albums worth of music out now….get it HERE.

Thanks,

Peace And Love CHRIS

New MuZiK KluB release 51

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I’ve put out a MuZiK KluB release, a one off, it’s number 51. The music that’s on the main CD was not really suitable for the bandcamp page and I didn’t want to throw it away  because it’s pretty good as it was recorded in my studio with drums, bass and guitar and more guitars and vocals overdubbed later. I was working on an album and we were just playing and jamming tracks down with vocals and finished lyrics. I was listening to a lot of Thurston Moore and Can and the record is very groovy with chimey guitars but it wasn’t the sound I was looking for so halfway through the overdubbing I abandoned it.

I’ve also included 5 extra songs with those abandoned album recordings which were recorded over the last 3 months or so.

There is also a second CD with the release. I’ve had some digipak CD’s manufactured of my solo album ‘Sign On You Crazy Diamond.’ (The picture above is a mock up, I’ll put some pictures of the actual stock up when I get them delivered this week)

I released this album quite a few years ago through bandcamp but then deleted the Chris Olley bandcamp page and forgot about the album. I stumbled across it recently and listened to it and was surprised at how good it sounded. It was made on a laptop and has a very Kraut feel to it and a few songs are in German too.

Anyway, it’s another MuZiK KluB release! I’ll be sending them out around the middle of this week.  Click HERE to buy.

 

Mug Shot…

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I’d like to thank Rob Dickinson for sending me this mug! He sent me an email the other day thanking me for all the MuZiK KluB releases and how he had enjoyed discovering so much new music through it. To thank me he said he had bought me something off eBay as a present and a memento to the MuZiK KluB coming to an end. Thanks Rob, it’s you and so many others like you that keep me going. For that I can’t thank you enough. My tea will taste so sweet from now on!

Free album Thank You

As the MuZiK KluB is coming to an end, I decided to make a compilation of some of my favourite tracks which feature guitar and drums to release as a Kickstarter Vinyl album but then as I listened while I was mastering it, and the sun shone through my window, I decided to give it away for free; for the summer and as a thank you to everyone on this mailing list.

Most of all I’d like to thank each and everyone of you who has ever bought a release and especially you troopers who bought them all.

You are a patron of the arts, each and everyone of you!

And thanks to Charlie for playing the drums for me when I needed them. I picked these tracks because Charlie is on all but one or two songs and they all seem to fit together really well despite being recorded over a period of 4 years. There are some poetic acoustic tracks and some rocking band tracks. I hope you like them.

Please feel free to share this and give it to friends. It won’t be up for too long mind… CLICK HERE to download or just to listen.