six by seven

Six By Seven EX – Live band


Me and my favourite two drummers in the world. Chris Davis for his knowledge of music and songwriting ability from behind a kit and Charlie for his sheer technical expertise and thunder. It’s like Mo Tucker and John Bonham! More musicians to follow. I’m so excited about getting this together and playing live again with a new sound based upon the old one – heavy dynamics, good tunes and a rolling great energy that builds up.

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.


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
  9. Get A Real Tattoo
  10. Always Waiting For…

Film press release…

The Dream Is Sweeter Than The Taste

six by seven documentary released today

Released today, six by seven documentary The Dream Is Sweeter Than The Taste
Directed by Alex Mannion-Jones

Watch full film HERE (feel free to share!):

Reissues out now via Beggars Arkive
Vinyl version of The Closer You Get with extra LP of Peel Sessions
Double CD Greatest Hits

Finally ready to be unleashed on to the world,¬†Beggars Arkive¬†are delighted to present¬†The Dream Is Sweeter Than The Taste, a documentary about acclaimed Mantra band¬†Six. By Seven, whose influential second album¬†The Closer You Get¬†was¬†recently re-released along with rarities and Peel Sessions. Directed by¬†Alex Mannion-Jones¬†(Concrete Sleep/The Ballad Of Skelmersdale) the film follows¬†Chris Olley¬†and members of¬†Six. By Seven¬†through the streets of their native Nottingham, mixing new scenes with electrifying archival live footage. There are a range of guests talking about the band including reknowned producer¬†John Leckie, BBC 6Music’s¬†Shaun Keaveny,¬†Niall Doherty¬†from Q Magazine, along with people involved with the record label,¬†Martin Mills¬†and¬†Lesley Bleakley¬†from¬†The Beggars Group.

Despite Six. By Seven’s unique sound, their huge popularity in the music press, endless touring and the efforts of the label, the hype never quite broke through into mainstream success. However, Six. By Seven frontman Chris Olley has always kept the fanbase alive and developed his own ways to distribute music outside of the industry.

Praise for the reissues:
“The darker successors to Britpop, musically akin to the minimal guitar mantras of Spacemen 3 and Loop. Their songs harness the beauty and momentum of playing one or two chords, then socking it to you with the big change.” Mojo 4*s

“A sort of pendulum-swing away from the cheeky-chappy cheer of Britpop back toward the stoic guitar maelstroms of My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth, Nottingham’s Six By Seven set out to chart a course between the dissonant and the epic.” Uncut

“Veering between Sonic Youth-style jet-engine feedback and atmospheric rock, it sounds as exhilarating as it did back then.” Q 4*s

“Six. By Seven were a fantastic band. Capable of mini-epics culminating in fearsome noise.” Louder than War 8/10

“The Closer You Get is a lost classic.” Soundblab 10/10