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Rockfield Studios

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We had a great time this weekend at Rockfield in Wales recording the new album. We set up on Friday night, got sounds up on Saturday morning, recorded until about midnight and mixed all day Sunday. We could only have made the album like this in a place like Rockfield. We recorded everything live, including vocals (except for two small vocal overdubs and two small lead guitar overdubs).

Using two drummers and two guitars through two vintage Marshall Plexi’s into a Neve desk has given it that Crazy Horse sound. It’s going to be a double album as I just don’t want to edit anything out and keep the sound as live as possible.

This means that 2 songs have a whole side of vinyl each and the second vinyl has two tracks on each side. 6 songs in all. The record will only be available to buy from the Cargo website in about 8 weeks time and there will only be 200 for sale. After that, if you didn’t get one on Kickstarter there will be no way of buying or hearing this album by legal means, unless you come and see us live. We will be playing the new album in it’s entirety (plus old stuff) at the Borderline gig in London in April.

This album will never be on iTunes or Bandcamp or available for download and I will have it removed as soon as someone puts it on YouTube.

It was not only great fun making this record in the way that we did, it was also exceptional having all the six by seven Kickstarter pledgers down at the studio too. Thanks to everyone who came and made it a special and unique experience.

I’m looking forward to doing it all again.

I’m going to be putting more demo’s onto the Bandcamp site from now on and then we will let you decide which tracks to record at Rockfield for the next album and maybe you can come and join us to watch them being recorded.

 

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Mother Of Life Video

Awesome video by Adrian from The Glove Of Bones. This is one of the songs we will be re-recording and re-working at Rockfield in February. It’s gonna sound amazing recoded in that studio with two drummers. Please keep pledging for the album, the more pledges the better we can make this, click HERE to pledge. Thanks.

New Kickstarter launched, join 6×7 at Rockfield Studios…

Help us make a great album and join us at Rockfield!

Went to see 3 great bands this weekend. Metz in Leeds and At The Drive In and Royal Blood last night at the Arena in Nottingham. Metz were awesome, reminded me of Fugazi without the shitty funk bits. At The Drive In were great too, they look and sound like MC5.

The sound of that bass guitar in Royal Blood sounds like a band in itself.

The other two bands were all fire and passion but Royal Blood were in a different league because they do it with just two people and boy they can write some great tunes.

Anyway. please head over to the Kickstarter page and pledge for what will be a cosmic and classic six by seven album. Click HERE

 

six by seven at The Maze

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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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