Actual gigs…

The Scaramanga Six return for a weekend of gigs in the south east – the first live outings in nearly a year-and-a-half. We play at:

Saturday 31st July – The Rossi Bar, Brighton
Sunday 1st August – The Windmill, Brixton

Go to our appearances page for more details and ticket links. Exciting times.

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2021 so far…so good

We are well into our twenty-sixth year of existence and still here. Our new album ‘Worthless Music’ is finished and awaits a release a little later this year. In the mean time, we are trapped in a circle…

The Six, April 2021. Gareth, Julia, Steve and Paul. Photo by Tom Hunter.
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Paul’s new solo album – Cruel Designs

2020 has been a strange year for everyone. But we have been busy beavering away while no-one has been looking. During this year we have worked on not one but two new albums. Still very much in the recording stage will be The Scaramanga Six’s tenth studio album…more to come on that in the new year.

But the first of these efforts is out very shortly. Paul has completed his second long player in as many years and will be unleashing it in December 2020. The album is called ‘Cruel Designs’ and follows on from the dark cinematic dance created for 2019’s ‘The Dissolving Man’ record.

Keep you eyes peeled for a new video and the release of the record on the 4th December 2020. It would also be a good idea to head to https://paulmorricone.bandcamp.com/follow_me to follow Paul on BandCamp for news of the new release as it happens.

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Happy New Year. We are 25. It’s all FREE.

Happy New Year. In 2020 we become 25 years old. To celebrate this we have just made our entire back catalogue available for FREE on Bandcamp. Everything we have ever released. Right here: https://thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/

Why have we done this? Each release has been set to ‘name your price’ meaning you can pay what you like for the physical download. This could be free if you like. Fill your boots. The fact is that it’s all pretty much free already on Spotify. But if a small handful of people actually buy a download as a result of this it will equate to more than we have ever earned from streaming sites. You can still buy the physical releases from all the usual places too.

The best way to support an independent band or label is to go and see them live, bring a friend and take a chance on a record or a bit of merch. Or buy a record in a shop or on their site.

Then if you really love what you hear, share what you like with as many people as possible. Think of the time your mate played you a tape of the band that you’ve never been able to live without since.

We will begin album number 10 and will be gigging sporadically throughout the year with a tour looking likely in October/November. We can’t stop and we won’t stop. Thank you all for rocking with us and here’s to the next 25 years…

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March/April 2019 Gigs announced!

The Scaramanga Six are back to play live in 2019 – in full and in disguise…

Firstly, Paul Morricone debuts a new set of songs and a new band for his forthcoming solo album. It’s slower, dancier, more croony and more mysterious…

Then The Scaramanga Six appear in full splendour to play a detailed set of old and new both on their own and in support to the ever wonderful Eureka Machines…

The dates in full – see the gig page for ticket links:

14/03/19 – Paul Morricone & Con Medicine + Billy Billy 5P + Gigantelope – The Parish, Huddersfield
05/04/19 – The Scaramanga Six + support tbc. – The Shakespeare, Sheffield
06/04/19 – The Scaramanga Six + Snack Family – Small Seeds, Huddersfield
13/04/19 – Paul Morricone & Con Medicine (supporting Eureka Machines) – Audio, Glasgow
14/04/19 – Paul Morricone & Con Medicine (supporting Eureka Machines) – Bannermans, Edinburgh
18/04/19 – The Scaramanga Six (supporting Eureka Machines) – Gullivers, Manchester
19/04/19 – The Scaramanga Six (supporting Eureka Machines) – Hummingbird, Wolverhampton
20/04/19 – The Scaramanga Six (supporting Eureka Machines) – Borderline, London

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November 2018 Gigs

Hello you,

Well it’s been a while since our last little chinwag, so a here’s a nice firm, but unsettlingly lengthy handshake to those of you left that care from your long lost pals THE SCARAMANGA SIX.

We come bearing news of a gaggle of rock concerts coming up in the next few months for no specific reason other than we can. I suppose we’re still promoting the latest behemoth of an album, ‘Chronica’, which you can expect to hear an unhealthy selection of tunes from at these shows, as well as a smattering of the classix (with an ‘x’) just for you, the kidz (with a ‘z’).

We’d very much urge you to get your tickets in advance this time round, as this would help inspire confidence for both band and venues alike – ticket links are all below. On now with the details:

FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER – Rough Trade, BRISTOL

An evilning with THE SCARAMANGA SIX

Doors: 7:30pm

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/558229124616207/

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-scaramanga-six-live-rough-trade-bristol-tickets-50194761884?aff=efbeventtix

 

SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER – Wonderbar, Leytonstone, LONDON

An evilning with THE SCARAMANGA SIX

Doors: 7pm. Music curfew: 10pm

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/530015364089744/
Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-scaramanga-six-live-wonderbar-leytonstone-london-tickets-50195445930?aff=ebapi

 

SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER – Small Seeds, HUDDERSFIELD

THE SCARAMANGA SIX

+ SLEEPY PEOPLE

Doors: 8pm

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1819327414821329/

Ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/448178

We would dearly love to see you at one or perhaps two of these events. Please help us spread the word – if it helps, here are the last couple of promo videos what we made:

STABBY FORKhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwJ2g8iCgKg

DIRTY SUBARUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7bIfaFa200

Many thanks & fond regards,

Gareth/Julia/Paul/Steve

c/o

The Scaramanga Six

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WELCOME TO THE IGNITED KINGDOM – ‘CHRONICA’ IS OUT NOW

We’ll keep this briefer than the usual epic tomes. Basically, our gargantuan double-album ‘CHRONICA’ has finally lumbered into its final resting place as a fully-released album.

Many of you will already have experienced the ‘Joy of Six’ through your appreciated contributions towards our PledgeMusic campaign, now closed – hopefully you will have all by now received any physical products but please let us know if you are missing anything.

For those of you who didn’t pledge, this is now your opportunity to get your hands on either the CD, double heavyweight vinyl or digital versions of this colossal album. With distribution through Shellshock, the album is available in all the usual places – Amazon, iTunes, Spotify etc.

You can also buy direct from us at our website – Note: Currently, the vinyl version is only available direct from us here:

http://www.thescaramangasix.co.uk/new/?page_id=16

And digitally through our Bandcamp page:

https://thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/chronica-part-i

https://thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/chronica-part-ii

If you need any further persuasion, then read this wonderful review courtesy of the Sea of Tranquillity website where the author hit the nail on the head and just keeps hammering –

http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=20446

Finally, just to say that we feel the same pride as any new parent when we unleash new creative offspring on the world, and with Chronica we couldn’t be more proud of the new twins. We trust you will take them both into your hearts.

Sincerely,

Steve/Paul/Julia/Gareth

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Stabby Fork single + Chronica release date

Greetings once more from the poison pen of The Scaramanga Six

Some very important announcements follow, so take all the heed you possibly can then take some more in case you run short of heed over the coming winter months.

NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

We are very proud to present to you another BandCamp single for general consumption – as ever, this is a pay-what-you-like digital release (even if that be nought) where we are the direct recipients of any funds. The important thing is that you can get hold of the tunes right away and start to wring every last drop of enjoyment out of them at your own convenience. We give you:

STABBY FORK

Featuring on side 1, album 2 of ‘Chronica’, this song depicts the horrible aftermath of a flash of rage amid a domestic scene. The character in the song is a man with a lit fuse, unable to deal with the red mist that descends at any provocation. In a previous life of service, his lack of self-discipline earned the court marshal and an early discharge. Nobody likes a loose cannon.

Described by a punter at one of our recent gigs as a ‘demonic cross between Sparks and Chas ‘n’ Dave’, this piano-led song has started to become a regular feature of our intense live performances. As that comparison would hint towards, the arrangement alternates between seething staccato stomp and bouncing joy with more than just a nod to The Spiders from Mars.

YOU DISGUST ME

Recorded in the Chronica sessions, but unable to be jammed anywhere into either parts of the album, this is another piano-based opus with The Scaramanga Six’s almost trademark elaborate overture section at the beginning. The song eventually settles into a pseudo-latin-gypsy-whatthehell? groove with a first-person narrative sung from the point-of-view of a brow-beaten doormat assessing his own self-pity before galloping off on an esoteric chorus that bears no relation to the song, let alone reason.

You can obtain the Stabby Fork single right here, right NOW:

https://thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/stabby-fork

Stabby Fork Video:

To accompany the single release of ‘Stabby Fork’, we have also captured a dark and sickly performance in the form of a brand new music video. The video is directed by the inimitable Ash Pears of Ash TV (www.ashtv.co.uk) and features amongst other things: candlelit spookiness, jerky movements, spitting of feathers, women’s sunglasses and looks of disgust. Take a look at this promo vid here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwJ2g8iCgKg

Please do your best to share both this video and the BandCamp link for the single on your preferred social media platform – we reply on YOUR support and recommendation, which is always greatly appreciated by this jaded old band.

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CHRONICA PUBLIC RELEASE DATE

You can probably tell what all this frantic promo activity is all about – that’s right, we’ve finally got a public release date for the gargantuan new double-album ‘CHRONICA’. Distributed through Shellshock, the album will be on general release to the following schedule:

24/11/17 – CD release, available at many retailers and online shops

27/11/17 – Digital download release, available from iTunes, on Spotify, through our own BandCamp site and many other platforms

Go to our shop page to put in a pre-order direct with us RIGHT NOW.

All just in time for your early Xmas shopping spree! We’ll also be making the super-special heavyweight double-vinyl with gatefold sleeve available from our own shop at www.thescaramangasix.co.uk with a possible shops release coming in the new year.

You’ve had the blurb many times already about the concept of ‘Chronica’. Rest assured that this is the most thorough, intense and well-executed album to date by The Scaramanga Six. Truly an album that you will be able to inhabit, who’s twists, turns and secrets will be revealed with every further listen. To say that we are proud of this record would be understating things to the power of infinity. We’ve been filled with pride at the conception and often difficult births of all our aural offspring over the years, and I know you’re not supposed to have favourites, but we feel this time we’ve delivered a set of twins who’s magnificence eclipses all our previous works. 22 tracks of wilful weirdness over an hour and a half will take you on a bewildering rampage across the Chronic Isle.

The digipack double-CD is on lovely reverse-board finish and comes resplendent with the specially-commissioned artwork by renowned grotesque artist Wayne Chisnall – see more of his amazing work here:  http://waynechisnall.blogspot.sk/

In the meantime, this is the delightful object you may expect to find:

A thing of beauty both inside and out.

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PLEDGEMUSIC EXCLUSIVES BEING SHIPPED

Finally, we can let you know that in the coming weeks we shall be looking to honour all the wonderful Pledges made by the few hundred lovely people that showed their support and faith in us through the PledgeMusic campaign. The funds raised have enabled us to manufacture the album on CD and vinyl to a specification we know you’ll cherish + also take care of the myriad of extra items.

Over the coming weeks, you lovely Pledgers will start to receive bundles of joy sent straight to your door. Please bear with us as we work through the massive list. And of course, feel free to shout about your spoils all over the interweb.

Once again, we thank you.

Paul/Steve/Julia/Gareth

 

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Chronica – The new double-album – Pre-order it NOW!

Pre-order ‘CHRONICA’ via PledgeMusic here:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thescaramangasix

So here we are again. It appears we, THE SCARAMANGA SIX, have emerged from our murky hideout once more, our many busy appendages pumped full, old casings cracked and shaken away, hardened and hungry with abdomens bloated ready to burst forth.

Over the past year and a half, our irrepressible group has been back in Sheffield with engineer extraordinaire, Lord Alan Smyth (we did ‘Cursed’ and ‘The Terrifying Dream’ with him) galvanising a new arsenal of intense material that will come to form this, our 9th studio album. So much has been accrued of sufficient quality that we’ve finally taken the inevitable step of committing to a double-album.

The title of this work is ‘CHRONICA’ – containing an abstract story roughly hewn from a concept of a dystopian island society. A place where everything has fallen into ruin, yet people still seem to have the same preoccupation with the trivial crap they had before. The population trudge through a chaotic existence on top of each other with absolutely no hope of a better life. Society is reduced to its base behaviour yet people still crave superficial fixes. The human condition carries on regardless. There is no outcome, no lessons to be learned. Familiar?

This is our second foray into release through this magnificent PledgeMusic platform, following the hugely successful ‘The Terrifying Dream’ album/EPs/DVD campaign in 2015 which completely funded the manufacturing, post-production and promotion of the album. Flushed with cockiness, we have decided to up the ante this time round – we’re offering Chronica not only on digital download and CD formats, but for the first time ever we’re going to do a plush gatefold double heavy vinyl version, which as you all know doesn’t come cheap. There will be various bargainous bundle offerings, new apparel, unfathomable merchandising opportunities and personalised items of both affable and abusive natures. Along the way, we’ll also fling whatever secret crap we can find that will stick, all completely exclusive to those who pledge.

Once again we thank you for your patronage, and happy hunting for the second time.
Gareth/Julia/Paul/Steve
c/o
The Scaramanga Six

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New Single – ‘DIRTY SUBARU’. Out NOW!

Dirty Subaru is the new single by The Scaramanga Six, taken from their forthcoming ninth studio album ‘Chronica’. Available as a pay-what-you-want download from Bandcamp right here:

thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/dirty-subaru

From 14/07.17, you’ll be able to pledge for the album here:

www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thescaramangasix

‘DIRTY SUBARU’ / ‘A CAR’ – Two motoring-related tracks from a land where beaten up racers clog the car parks and lay-bys. Loud and to the point, The Scaramanga Six are in urgent form. Buckle up – we’re gonna do a fast one!

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