Six By Seven
Six By Seven
"There was a big debate as to whether the millions of other galaxies in the universe were accelerating away from each other or moving away at a constant rate, or whether they were actually coming back in on themselves. The scientists originally thought that everything would eventually come back in on itself and implode, but what's actually happening is that they are accelerating away at a rate of Six By Seven." Six by Seven have a spontaneous approach to their songwriting - some of the songs for the new album weren't written until the day that they were recorded; another was written briefly using an acoustic guitar and a drum machine. Chris Olley explains: "I've always maintained that we're a band who try to find themselves musically simply by pursuing our ideas. There are too many people in the band to have this thing where 'it's gonna be like this' or 'it's gonna be like that'.
There are different things that we can do and it's just however the mood takes us on the day that we go in that direction. We don't make any rules for ourselves." Six by Seven were initially feted by the music press, the UK's influential NME describing European Me as 'possibly the greatest début single ever', but have never found the commercial success their heartfelt, powerful music perhaps deserves. 2008 saw them working on what would have been their seventh full album, but the band split before it's completion. Demos from these sessions are available on their official website, www.sixbyseven.co.uk.
The band reformed in 2013 with another line-up change, including the addition of former Placebo drummer Steve Hewitt. The band resumed touring and recorded a new album, Love and Peace and Sympathy. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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