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To our faithful listeners,

We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.

Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end. 
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.

thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the 
right direction.


Thank you for being a part of it.


James Miao & Samuel Hsiung


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Third and final song just posted from our new single!

If you want to download a free copy (MP3), head on over to:


Once again, many thanks for all your support and for listening to our tunes!

More new tracks and live tracks soon!

All the best,

posted 8 years ago

New song just posted; "Eve", the second A-Side from our new single (Out 29th December 2008).

Love to know what you make of it so feel free to get in touch. :)

posted 8 years ago

We have posted the first of three completely new songs that shall be uploaded over the next few days.

All three tracks are taken from our upcoming Double A-Side Single release.

The first track uploaded is the first track on the CD and is called "If.Then.Else". It is probably our "heaviest" song and has been a bit of a live favorite for us recently.

Would love to know what you guys make of it as it is a bit different for us.

CD copies will be available worldwide from our official webstore from next Monday (with free shipping) and downloads will be available from the same time via our bandcamp.mu page:

Webstore (CD's):

Download Store (MP3's/Ogg Vorbis/FLAC/more):

Sorry these tracks are not available to download here yet, but we are trying to save up cash for an album next year and as such can't really afford to keep giving away ALL our music (besides, we know full well how easy it is to rip stuff from places and all tracks will be available to stream from Last.FM and myspace for those so inclined, just be sure to tell your friends if you like what we are doing!) :)

The single will also be free to download from our bandcamp.mu page on release as 128k MP3's (though hi-res versions will cost a tiny fee) and we are going to continue posting a whole tonne of live versions (and maybe some rare demo versions too) here for free downloads so I hope you don't think we are being too stingy. :)

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts or get in touch with us over at www.sixpeopleaway.co.uk. Always pleased to chat with folk.

Cheers for reading and I shall be in touch soon with more tracks!

All the best from Sunny Scotland,

posted 8 years ago
Hey there all at thesixtyone.com!

A new song is now up on our page: a live version of our song "Next Time Round".

Thank you all so much again for the phenomenal response we have had from this website. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Also, remember if you fancy hearing us live, you can listen in to a recent BBC live session we did at the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/

Many thanks for listening!

posted 8 years ago
Sixpeopleaway is the musical project of Alistair Merrick (vocals/guitar) and close friend and long time musical collaborator Robert Hitchen (bass/backing vocals).

Together they produce angular acoustic guitar and vocal-led songs with laptop-generated beats and sounds.

They have to date self-released two EPs (sixpeopleaway EP, released July 30th 2007, Intermittent Fault EP, released 29th February), both of which are available worldwide from various download stores and from the bands official website and myspace:

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pvanderw (level 31) wrote:
sixpeopleaway was one of my favorite t61 finds. Wonder if these guys are still around.
1 year ago
pickassoreborn (level 29) wrote:
Glad I discovered your music - this is great!
8 years ago
88 (level 31) wrote:
no problem at all! good tracks deserve a revive every now and then : )
8 years ago
thedimemachine (level 12) wrote:
Great stuff!
8 years ago
TychoBrahe (level 31) wrote:
touch = tough =\
8 years ago
TychoBrahe (level 31) wrote:
I like the variety, I am looking forward to hearing some live stuff as well, I feel like that's the true test of what a band can produce. Live recordings are touch! Let me know when you're going to put some of that up :)
8 years ago
gravityscoffer (level 16) wrote:
Love your atmospheric sound. Echoes are sort of one of my weaknesses. All your songs should make it to the homepage!
8 years ago
andymiller (level 3) wrote:
8 years ago
soph (level 9) wrote:
lovely sound... soft and melodic!
8 years ago
The Hermit Crabs wrote:
Nice to see some fellow Scottish types on here.
8 years ago
spell024 (level 13) wrote:
amazing vocals :]
8 years ago
supergrover (level 37) wrote:
ha ha, you're a wanky twat (british, it sounds like HAT, so it's cool...)

Actually, your answer was fine... was surprised I got it, honestly. I do agree with your assessment. I see people on here that are shitloads better than people who are "stars"... and they write their own stuff or produce at least. (Keith Warren is a good prime example... sounds great, looks like Layne Staley (except for the whole rotting corpse bit) and writes great tunes. Check "Bound to Break" specifically) We have our own little Bob Dylan in "September 29th", Olivia Golston. Glenn Case is a prolific songwriter, poppy or snappy but pretty good (he's actually considering covering a "For Squirrels" song for me, so I gotta hype him a bit).

And now we're adding you to the mix as well! Welcome to the site, I received a bunch of tuneboxes of your stuff, so it caught on enough where people are interested in getting others interested!
8 years ago
supergrover (level 37) wrote:
Is your name because of "six degrees of" or is it a six member band?
8 years ago
carpex (level 35) wrote:
hope you're not offended ;-) I really like your voice, I can hear some Freddie Mercury at moments and some
Anj Granieri , but with a very personal vibe. Great stuff!
8 years ago
Rocul (level 12) wrote:
Love your music :)
8 years ago
supergrover (level 37) wrote:
you should make a sixpeepslistenin listener account
8 years ago
mathmanmrt (level 42) wrote:
no problem. it's the easiest mistake for a new band to make here. one other thing you might consider is for one or more of you to get listener accounts and see what this place looks like on the other side of the upload. good luck.
8 years ago
mathmanmrt (level 42) wrote:
you guys are good. i would caution you to slow down on the uploads so your music can get a good audience before you put up others that end up competing for bumps with what's already here.
8 years ago
mallowniven (level 34) wrote:
Tycho is right...you guys ROCK!! :-)
8 years ago
katthryn (level 35) wrote:
Good stuff!
8 years ago