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Southampton, United Kingdom (2004 – present)

Formed in Southampton, United Kingdom in 2004, the five members of SixNationState moved to Reading to make it easier to get to London for the gigs they intended to play. They created a studio space at the home that they share and spent their time writing, rehearsing and playing live in pursuit of their dream of a record deal.

154 dates and twelve months later, having played festivals in Spain despite being unsigned and opened for Nine Black Alps and Babyshambles, they went some way to achieving their dream when they were signed up for a split 7” single release on newly formed tastemaker indie label Worst Case Scenario Records.

The release of ‘Keep Dancing’ in March 2006 brought the band to the attention of the media for the first time. They received specialist national radio support from Zane Lowe at Radio 1 and Steve Lamacq on 6Music and the track was playlisted at Xfm. In the US ‘Keep Dancing’ also picked up interest from Sat Bisla at A&R Worldwide who highlighted the band on his Passport Approved playlist.

Their live shows continued to win new audiences around the UK, where they secured support slots with The Maccabees and The Holloways and played to a packed tent at the 2006 Truck Festival, and in Europe. Since signing to Worst Case Scenario they have completed two tours of Germany and Austria. This increasing live profile and the success of their sold out 7” release sparked interest from a number of UK record labels and the band chose to sign to Jeepster Records (previously home to Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian and Isobel Campbell’s The Gentle Waves project).

SixNationState first Jeepster single, a track entitled ‘Fire!’ which was produced by the Robot Club (Massive Attack, Fortune Drive), was released on 6 November 2006.

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  • GayGeisha

    Such a fantastic band - would kill to see them live. Really hope they do another album.

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Inferno_str1ke

    Someone needs to rewrite the bands description - its like a mishmash of biography, blog and advertising spiel.

    24 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Hubwood

    They are such a great Live Band :)

    12 Nov 2009 Reply
  • PawsofEvil

    Gerry - keep it up fella, all the best for the future. Joey T.

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Glenghis

    Ran into them slightly hung over at Truck 2006 - they were worse for wear, as well. Best. Live. Performance. EVUH. Saw them again at Truck 2008 - nothing could quite catch the magic of running into them by accident, the first time, but it was still a brilliant gig. 6NS have to be seen live to be understood - in my view they're the best live band around. I know this probably isn't going to be a popular comparison, because their 'style' touches on the reggae-ska side of punk, but they have something of the eternal populism/connection with an audience that Slade had in the seventies.

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • MaralUralbaeva

    cooooooooooool!

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • wilbur101

    Love the new tunes!

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • sethlehoff

    I second that, fatserb! Saw these guys at a pub in Camden, hadn't heard of them before. Turned out to be one of the best gigs I've ever been to, they totally transformed the atmosphere of the pub and left everyone jumping about and having such a good time the roof nearly came off the place. Listening to the tracks here doesn't do 'em justice - you've GOTTA see 'em live.

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • fatserbjensen

    The sole band that leaves you with a silly grin on your face for at least an hour after the show.

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Jan_mag_Musik

    what a voice

    13 Jul 2008 Reply
  • NOHIDDENPATH

    were these guys on at tommy flynns recently, during camden crawl???

    27 May 2008 Reply
  • madcap676

    I saw them two eves in a row, once as a headliner and the next day they supported the Blood Red Shoes! Good save the Weekender Club!:D

    20 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Musketnuss

    saw them live yesterday - they opened for The Bishops - awesome!

    2 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Bayou16

    free tune on iTunes!

    27 Sep 2007 Reply
  • jkblackrose

    Taking me over is awesome.. although every song on the album is a hit

    16 Sep 2007 Reply
  • slazey

    New single is brilliant.

    10 Sep 2007 Reply
  • missoptimistic

    keep on dancinggg....

    16 Aug 2007 Reply
  • missoptimistic

    amazing band!

    5 Jun 2007 Reply
  • wilbur101

    the best live band i've seen... ever.

    22 May 2007 Reply
  • jah79

    awesome live band!!

    16 May 2007 Reply
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