|Origin||Chelmsford, Essex, England|
|Genres||Rock, alternative rock|
Seven Summers are a British alternative and indie rock group 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. The other Seven Summers band members are Alex Baker (drums, ex-Earthtone9), Jon Holland (bass) and Neillo (guitars).
The band with alternative Rock, pop, urban and folk influences released a self titled debut rock album Seven Summers on 22 January 2010 including hits "Youngblood", "Way to Be" and "Dirt" 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, No. 11 on the Official UK Independent Album Charts for week ending 25 December 2010. and No. 1 on the Official UK Independent Album Breakers Charts for week ending 25 December 2010.
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.
- 2010: "Picture of You"
- Andrea Magrath (18 November 2010). "Matt Cardle's pop past: X Factor favourite struggled to find fame with two bands before hitting the big time". The Daily Mail.
- Seven Summers Official website
- UnrealityShout: X Factor - Check out Matt Cardle's band Seven Summers
- Music.co.uk: Seven Summers Album Review
- Video of Matt Cardle performing "Youngblood" with Seven Summers
- Video for Matt Cardle performing "Way to Be" with Seven Summers
- "X Factor: Check out Matt Cardle's band Seven Summers". Unreality Shout. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
- "Archive Chart". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
- "Official UK Independent Album Charts". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- "Official UK Independent Album Breakers Charts". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- Interview and performance by Seven Summers on Sue Merchant radio show on 8 December 2009
- Seven Summers MySpace site