"Night Of Sevens' psychedelia has been described as mesmerising and here at 6 Music we agree" (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music)
"..Salvation returns in the form of Night Of Sevens' beautifully ravaged garage-rock…the helter skelter guitars and nagging skeletal groove is pure punk rock exhilaration! One of the few bands of their ilk to truly invoke the ghosts of Detroit rock's past" (NARC.)
“Hailed for their dark blend of salacious garage rock ‘n’ roll and inspired by their love of all things lysergic, Newcastle based Night of Sevens are hotly tipped to be one of the North East’s breakthrough acts of 2011.” (Kyeo.tv)
“Night of Sevens, have the swagger of an early Oasis and the angst of The Jam.” (BBC Tyne)
A numerology-inspired rock 'n' roll democracy, Night of Sevens unleash a fearsome barrage of apocalyptic psychedelia. Drawn together by a shared love of outlaw literature and socialist ideals, the acidic drone-pop collective are firmly in control of their own destiny. Self-contained, self-produced and self-released, Night of Sevens boldly refuse to exist on anyone else's terms. An autonomous, lyrical garage-rock movement, they uphold the age old fight between good and evil with their dark, lysergic space jams.
Organic, visceral and insubordinate, the Newcastle-based five-piece fuse the proto-punk wrath of The Stooges with the fuzz-drenched avant-psych of Sonic Youth. Playing their first gig on 07/07/07, the band has felt a divine hand guiding their progress. When their recording space in the old Tyne Tees building in Newcastle was flooded, their equipment was left miraculously unscathed, prompting the band to move into one of the huge film studios that once played host to seminal eighties music show The Tube and embark on two solid months of feverish recording that would produce their magnum opus, The Flood Sessions.
With plays on BBC Six Music, BBC Newcastle Introducing, plus features on Toonwaves, BBC Tyne Introducing and Drowned In Sound, Night Of Sevens are at the forefront of Tyneside's burgeoning independent scene. In early 2009 after turning down deals from two labels, the band released their debut single “Wait For The Red Tape”/”Murder Kiss as a limited 7-inch and download.
The single was launched at a now legendary free gig, attended by hundreds, at The Ouseburn Boathouse in Newcastle and was described by one attendee as “like the best house party I’ve ever been to”. The band toured the single throughout spring and summer, including being chosen to play at the exclusive Evolution Festival among others.
Drawing comparisons with The Birthday Party, The Fall, The Drones, Wire and Sonic Youth, Night Of Sevens are fired up by the twin thrills of survival and reproduction.
The Flood Sessions double EP and documentary is out now on double gatefold CD (available only at gigs) and download via Bandcamp. A full-length album, recently recorded in the heart of the Lake District and due for release in 2011 is also in the works.
The Flood Sessions Documentary:
Night of Sevens are renowned for their visceral and show stealing live performances and their reputation has gone before them making them first choice to enjoy exposure that comes with supporting artists such as Television Personalities, Harlem, Twisted Wheel, Future of The Left, Sons and Daughters, The Victorian English Gentlemen’s Club, Nine Black Alps, Detroit Social Club, Bad For Lazarus and Sleepy Sun. See recent review of their Newcastle show with Twisted Wheel below.
“First up are Newcastle’s own Night Of Sevens. Ideally suited to the claustrophobic surroundings of Offshore, the band’s explosive drone-rock is simply breathtaking. From the minute front man Bobby takes the stage amid a howl of feedback to the final overdriven squeals of their incendiary set closer the band are mesmerising…bigger stages surely beckon for the talented five-piece” Toonwaves.co.uk
BBC Tyne Introducing: North East’s Top 5 Must See live bands:
BBC Tyne Introducing: Profile
Reviews of ‘The Flood Sessions’ EPs:
Night Of Sevens’ demo ‘Television Uniform’ is currently on Amazing Radio’s playlist.
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