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.
Peace And Love CHRIS
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.
Penultimate MuZiK KluB 49 available HERE
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!
I recently recorded some demo’s live in the studio which have a real kinda sixties Velvety vibe about them. I’m going to release all 10 tracks as an album called Peppered With Tragic Magic with next months August MuZiK KluB. In the meantime you can download these two for fun. 🙂
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.
I’ll be launching a Kickstarter for EX II on vinyl this Saturday, which is record store day so we can have our own RSD celebration without getting all commercial.
I’m so pleased with this album because it’s been years in the making and although it was quite quick to record because it’s mostly all live it was fastidiuosly put together and laboured over like no other record I’ve ever made before. It sounds monstrous. I’ve paid such attention to detail to the instruments used that everything on it is from the 70’s and the album has a very authentic feel, exactly how I wanted it. It took me years to save up and put the sound pallet together for this record. It was all recorded analogue and mixed on an old soundcraft desk.
I’ve also spent ages sitting on it, going back and listening after long breaks to make sure it still sounds good. I really feel like this is the start of something new for me, this album goes much deeper into a kraut feel than the first EX album. It’s definitely out there and I’m not going to post any tracks up in advance on soundcloud because I want the record to be listened to properly on decent equipment, in two halves, full blast. It rocks.
It’s only coming out on vinyl and limited to 300. No CD or download, sorry, that’s just the way I want it to be.
I’m also going to offer a reward (at no extra cost) whereby, if you pledge, you can choose to have your name on the album as co-producer. The front cover photograph (above) is looking pretty mean too I think! (yeah that is me).
Hopefully, together, we can make this a reality. Roll on RSD / Saturday.