Seven Summers

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Seven Summers
Origin Chelmsford, Essex, England
Genres Rock, alternative rock
Years active 2009–10 Hiatus:2010-present
Labels Seven Summers (Unsigned)
Past members

Seven Summers was a British alternative and indie rock band from Essex. The band originally featured Matt Cardle as the lead singer and acoustic guitar player. Cardle later on became the winner of the seventh series of The X Factor. Cardle joined the band after leaving his earlier band called Darwyn.[1] The other Seven Summers band members are Alex Baker (drums, ex-Earthtone9), Jon Holland (bass) and Neillo (guitars).[2][3]


The band with alternative Rock, pop, urban and folk influences released a self titled debut rock album Seven Summers[4] on 22 January 2010 including hits "Youngblood",[5] "Way to Be"[6] and "Dirt"[7] with the follow-up single being "Picture of You".

Not having a record contract, they distributed their music independently reaching No. 30 on the Official UK Album Downloads Chart,[8] No. 11 on the Official UK Independent Album Charts for week ending 25 December 2010.[9] and No. 1 on the Official UK Independent Album Breakers Charts for week ending 25 December 2010.[10]

Following Cardle's success on The X Factor, the band saw an upsurge in popularity, with their music videos gaining large numbers of views on YouTube.

The band performed live on Sue Marchant's BBC radio program on 8 December 2009.[11] They also won 'Panic Awards Best Band 2010' award.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album
2010 Seven Summers
  • Released: 22 January 2010
  • Label: Seven Summers
  • Engineer: Tom Peters
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
  • Track listing:
  1. "Youngblood" (4:03)
  2. "Bad News Again" (2:40)
  3. "Way to Be" (3:40)
  4. "Dirt" (3:50)
  5. "Without You" (4:51)
  6. "Find Me There" (3:56)
  7. "Live Without It" (3:14)
  8. "Paved Paradise" (4:44)
  9. "Growing Up High" (3:11)
  10. "Flesh Not Stone" (4:10)
  11. "Just For A Day" (4:49)


  • 2010: "Picture of You"


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