Live at Cockpit on Sunday, 12th October 2003
Any aspiring pop stars out there, and I'm not talking about the ones that get a slagging by that horrible twat Cowell for ratings and self-publication, should be forced to know the story of Six By Seven. A band incredibly still unknown, cruelly dropped by fuckwitted record companies every 6 months or so, yet still able to produce better albums as they go along and remain completely and utterly focussed on the job in hand. This evening sees them stripped of a further member down to just Chris Olley on guitar and vocals, drums and keys/sampler. No matter. After a Hawkwind-esque start (3 songs in 20 minutes), it really is business as usual in a spartan Rocket venue. All new material continues where last year's The Way I Feel Today left off. Absolutely drenched in Hammond organ and big on the soundscape register. In all, 66 minutes pass rapidly, 11 songs down, with highlights being the ending couplet "European Me" and "Candlestick". Where this band goes next (2 members, 1?) remains a mystery, but worth sticking around for to find out.