six by seven at The Maze

six by seevn maze photo

I have to say that was the best gig I’ve ever done on Saturday at the Maze. In the past six by seven was very strict and everything was worked out, right down to when we put the fuzzboxes on to create the build ups. People said I looked miserable and scary on stage, but this was because I spent most of my time counting numbers in my head and concentrating like a motherfucker.

Saturday was the opposite of all that; freeform guitar solo’s, huge segue’s with improvised drumming, cue’s for chord changes counted out live and beginnings of songs starting when I came in with the first line of the lyrics. Apart from that, everything was structured, we don’t want to be a jazz band after all. It sounded like Spacemen 3, Stooges, Velvets and Crazy Horse.

I also enjoyed doing the ‘acoustic / stand-up / story-telling’ support slot. Again, everything was pretty random but there was such a great atmosphere that it was easy to do!

It was great meeting people from the mailing list and putting faces to names and addresses, especially Shohei Miyauchi who had come all the way from Japan to see the show. I think best of all was that you made it happen by pledging on Kickstarter.

Rehearsals were also a joy, working with Charlie, Chris Moore and Chris Davis, everyone was so professional at getting this together in just 5 rehearsals. It was hard work and we knew we had to time it just right so that we peaked for the gig. Lets hope we can do some more, everyone in the band is up for it.

1. Got To Find A Way Out Of Here
2. Alone (new song)
3. Well (new song)
4. Mother Of Life
5. Fade Away
6. Cafeteria Rats
7. Flypaper For Freaks
8. Mind (Head-Fuck)

(Acoustic set)

  1. Everything Disappears
  2. All My New Best Friends
  3. Pain
  4. July August Winter
  5. Fighting (song from MuZiK KluB)
  6. 100 & Something Foxhall Road

 

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Live At Maze Bootleg

Six By Seven’s first 10 song set from their recent reunion show at The Maze in Nottingham is being given away with this months MuZiK KluB. It’s a 16 track recording off the desk and sounds pretty rockin’ I can tell you. Left all the inter-song banter in it too.

There’s also 4 new tracks which sound great with this months MuZik KluB which are nearly half an hour long.

GET IT BY CLICKING HERE

six by seven EX EP

  1. Tinseltown
  2. Somewhere Between
  3. Elimentary
  4. Lonely Night

Six By Seven Reunion Gig Live At Maze (4th March 2017) [FIRST SET]

  1. A Beautiful Shape
  2. European Me
  3. Something Wild
  4. Oh! Dear
  5. So Close
  6. Brilliantly Cute
  7. Candlelight
  8. IOU LOVE
  9. Get A Real Tattoo
  10. Always Waiting For…

RIDE Albert Hall, Manchester

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I went to see Ride last night at The Albert Hall in Manchester. I’ve met, the lovely, Mark Gardner a few times on my travels abroad and was lucky enough to be invited to a fantastic sold out show. It’s always a buzz going to Manchester. The sound was incredible, no way do I remember Ride being that good in the early ninetees. Second song, Like A Daydream, actually brought a tear to my eye, nostalgia is a sad thing, for me anyway! The atmosphere was incredible, a bit like what I would imagine a 60’s hippy festival would be like. All this talk of Britains Greatest Generation, yeah hats off to them but just ’cause we didn’t fly Spitfires doesn’t mean we didn’t count. Watching RIDE made me feel proud to be British in a strange way, so much great music, popular and on the fringes, and the fringes are always way more interesting.

I also met Bonehead from Oasis who just happened to come and stand right next to me in the VIP area (or in my case VIN – Very Important Nobody). I chatted to him afterward, what a nice man. We talked about how it feels to play Aquiesce full blast in front of 40.000 people, tattered hearing and how Noel Gallagher wrote Supersonic, from beginning to end, in just half an hour. He also confirmed to me that RIDE were never this good in the early ninetees. 🙂

Leave Them All Behind
Like a Daydream
Polar Bear
Seagull
Sennen
Cool Your Boots
Black Nite Crash
Natural Grace
Twisterella
OX4
Dreams Burn Down
Time of Her Time
Chrome Waves
Paralysed
Taste
Vapour Trail
Drive Blind

Mouse Trap
Chelsea Girl
I Wanna Be Your Dog