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Friday, 20 February 2009
The results are in!

Well, it has been a wee while now since we loosed our latest noise-offerings on folks far and wide. Fortunately, I am very happy to report that everyone so far has been saying very nice things and aside from the very occasional, very mild backhanded compliment or (by now somewhat expected) comparison to certain other laptop-bearing musical outfits, I would say we are resoundingly chuffed!

A few highlights appear at the end of this newsbit, with links to the kind people who said the nice things. If you have the time please do give them a wee peruse as they are all most worthy of your attention.

In other news, we have a couple of announcements:


Our next is in Glasgow on Saturday the 7th of March, arranged in conjunction with The List by the lovely promoter-folks Aerials. Playing for our first time at The Twisted Wheel we are most chuffed to be playing alongside the mighty Super Adventure Club and Tom Snowball. Kick off is at 8PM and entry is a fiver.

We are also most excited to be able to say, that on April 4th we shall be playing Glasgow again at Nice and Sleazies supporting Jonah Matranga (Formerly of Far, onelinedrawing, New End Original and Gratitude). Also playing on the night are the organiser of the event in question Dave Hughes and local band Carnivores. Will be in touch soon with ticket info!

Finally, we are most flattered to be asked to come in and do a live session for Air3's Brand Spanking New Music Show.
Part of Stirling University Radio, these guys have pulled a veritable embarrassment of excellent musical talent through their studios and come 4PM on April the 9th we shall be doing our best to live up to their considerable reputation of quality sounds. (I nearly made a "Sterling/Stirling quality" pun, but stopped myself in time). You can listen live every Thursday at 4 by clicking to www.air3live.com and I highly suggest you do as they have some cracking sessions lined up!

And thats about it just now, a brief reminder though that you can download our latest single from our online store (for FREEEE!) at bandcamp.com, and if you wish to know what we are up to with regards to recording new songs and day-to-day gubbins, as well as getting in touch through our website, you can also now follow us on Twitter (well, the NOW part is a bit misleading, and before yet another mention of Twitter, the largely pointless but quite fun actually website triggers collective teeth-gnashing and growlings of "That bloody site again!" having seen it plastered everywhere it seems these days, may I just assure you we signed up a while ago, well, I did, not to be "ahead of the curve", but pretty much just to stalk Stephen Fry in what is apparently a socially acceptable manner...).

Hope you are most well, speak to you soon!



Kind words from generous people about our new tunes:
(Many mighty thanks to all concerned!)

“Scottish duo Sixpeopleaway continue to impress with this latest offering. While the elegant simplicity of 'Say It's Simple' is a pleasantly accessible if unorthodox pop song, Sixpeopleaway's real appeal lies in the lead two tracks. The distorted crunch that bites halfway through 'If Then Else' is almost certain to catch you off guard, its harder-edged menace jarring against the minimal atmospherics of 'Eve'. Frontman Alistair Merrick is another ace in the hole, his fragile vocal fitting as well with melancholia as it does with chaos… this is solid, convincing stuff. Sixpeopleaway have the tunes, drive and innovation to become a serious proposition in 2009. Promising stuff.”

4/5, Rockmidgets.com

“Light and airy pop – on the surface at least, however, for every hook-in-the-making there’s a sudden about-turn, an extra mile before the chart-friendly chorus that never comes. The lead track is a case in point, a joyous jumble of twists as the seemingly inevitable never quite arrives… makes for an intriguing listen; challenging yet very palatable.”

4/5, Is This Music?

“Glasgow based troubadors sixpeopleaway return with a new single. The Duo are masters of angular acoustic vibes with a clever line in electro backbeats. 'If.Then.Else' is no exception, a hugely vibrant collision with distortion-fuelled, yet controlled beauty. The band have side-stepped neatly into new worlds...”

Fuse Online Magazine

“Long Time Favorites of MNS Glasgow duo sixpeopleaway have done it again with this superb AA side single. One to watch.”

Single of The Month, Music News Scotland

“Sixpeopleaway have been causing a stir in the past couple of years on the underground scene making melodic and warming music. Taking influences from people such as Fourtet to Green Day to Biffy Clyro to Radiohead, the duo take fractions of each influence and glue them together to create their own blend of alternative electronic music.”

The Stashbox

“Double A-side If.Then.Else/Eve suggests the duo possess enough ardour to outlast the competition… the future continues to look bright for sixpeopleaway.”

The Skinny

Sunday, 28 December 2008
Single Release // Website Updates

How the devil are you? Hope you have had as enjoyable a Christmas as possible (and if not are a least looking forward to a right old knees-up to see off 2008).

This is just a quick reminder to say that as of tomorrow, our second release of this year, our double A-side single "If.Then.Else // Eve" (including bonus track "Say It's Simple") shall be available on limited run 3-track CD Single from our Official Webstore.

It is also available now as a FREE DOWNLOAD (128k MP3s) from our Official Download Store. You can also purchase high-resolution MP3s and CD quality files in a variety of formats for a very small fee from the same place.

We received our first bit of press for the new CD from the lovely people at Fuse Magazine, so in case you are curious what the new songs sound like:

"Glasgow based troubadors sixpeopleaway return with a new single. The Duo are masters of angular acoustic vibes with a clever line in electro backbeats. 'If.Then.Else' is no exception, a hugely vibrant collision with distortion-fuelled, yet controlled beauty. The band have side-stepped neatly into new worlds..."

(You can of course stream all of our currently released songs from the download store and listen for yourselves too.)


In other news, as well as the WEBSTORE being updated to include our new release, we have also updated the lyrics section on the MUSIC page of our website to include the new songs.

We have also confirmed our first gig of 2009, which shall be in Brel (Glasgow) on the 27th of January. More details soon!

Finally, we have a bunch of live tracks which we shall be making available for free on our download store shortly so keep in touch!

As always, we are more than chuffed to hear from you if you fancy getting in touch to simply say "hi" or even if you have any particular requests/questions we may be able to help with.

Anyhow, all the best for the rest of 2008 and Happy New Year when it comes!

Ali and Bob

Sunday, 30 November 2008
New Website! // New Release!

Right, lots to get through so no faffing about, off we go...

Firstly, the whole new www.sixpeopleaway.co.uk is now live! It has far more features than the last and will be getting extensively used to help us keep in touch with anyone who would like to keep in touch with us. Have a wee nose about and let us know what you think.

In other news, our next gig is to be at the Glasgow Mill (Otherwise known as Oran Mor). It is next Wednesday (3rd of December) and as well as being 100% FREE ENTRY will be being filmed and recorded! This means we shall very shortly have new live tracks (and possibly these new live tracks will be of actual NEW tracks too) to share with you all (at the new www.sixpeopleaway.co.uk of course).

If of course you would actually like to be there to get your well-timed shouted obscenities or otherwise recorded for posterity alongside our music in a live venue-type environment, by all means come along and join the fun on the night. Your support would, as always, be greatly appreciated. :)

Tickets can be found here:

(Just head to the Gig Guide/Tickets section)

It is a text-sign-up arrangement whereby you type in yer name and they send you a text which you show at the door to get in. Each ticket admits two I believe so tell your friends! You can also get tickets direct by texting "MILL44" to 82500.

Last but by no means least, we aim to release our third CD this December the 29th!

Featuring three recent new tracks we have already been roadtesting live for a little while. Not quite a single (as singles rarely have three tracks on em these days) or an EP (Not long enough surely?), we are nevertheless most chuffed with these tracks and are looking forward to getting them out there to be heard and finding out what you all make of them. This leaves us with a bit of a clean slate and draws a line under the songs we have been playing live this year. Having also been using the last few months to work on even newer material, it is our hope that 2009 will see the release of our first ever proper, grown-up, full-length album.


Feel free to leave a comment or get in touch if you have any further questions about any of the above, or anything else for that matter!

Hope you are all doing ace.

All the best!


Saturday, 21 June 2008
BBC Live Session: Available Online Now...
Our recent BBC live session is now available to stream from the BBC website:


We played four songs and had a bit of a chat with Mr Galloway, so if you want to know how we met, where the bands name came from, and why on earth we ended up talking about a multi-headed, many-limbed 50's horror monster (not our fault as it turns out), oh, as well as hearing a brand new song, then click the link above. The full tracklisting of songs we played was:

1) Small Fortune
2) Of Kings
3) Eve (New Song)
4) Next Time Round

Feel free to let us know what you think!


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