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The Closer You Get

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Released  16 March 2000
Artist  Six by Seven
Producer  John Leckie
Length  44:25
Release date  16 March 2000
Label  Mantra Recordings
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Recorded  1999 at Square Centre Studios and The Batcave in Nottingham
The Closer You Get (2000)  The Way I Feel Today (2002)
Genres  Indie rock, Shoegazing, Space rock
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The Closer You Get is the second album by English indie rock band Six by Seven, recorded at The Square Centre in Nottingham with Ric Peet (who produced one track on their first album), and John Leckie, (who has worked with many British bands including Radiohead and Simple Minds).


After the album's release, and just before playing at Glastonbury, guitarist Sam Hempton quit the band.

The album was critically acclaimed and appeared in several music magazine end-of-year polls, including those by NME and Melody Maker.

Track listing

All tracks written by Six by Seven.


  • Chris Olley – vocals, guitar
  • Sam Hempton – guitar
  • Paul Douglas – bass
  • Chris Davis – drums
  • James Flower – keyboards
  • Songs

    1Eat Junk Become Junk3:05
    2Sawn Off Metallica Tshirt2:14
    3Ten Places to Die5:30


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