SixNationState (also known as Six Nation State or 6NS) is an indie rock band formed in 2004 in Southampton, UK, Though the band have since relocated to Reading, Berkshire. They are well-known for their low-budget music videos, often starring their fans.


Within the band’s first year, they had performed 154 shows, played music festivals in Spain and supported Nine Black Alps and Babyshambles. In 2007, the band performed at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and recorded sessions for BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary and BBC 6 Music’s Marc “Lard” Riley. In the autumn of 2007, the band hit the headlines after bassist John Maskell severed tendons in his left foot following his landing on a broken wine glass after crowdsurfing. Their debut album, SixNationState, was released in the UK on 24 September 2007 through Jeepster Records. Produced by Iain Gore, the record peaked at No. 16 on the UK Indie Chart. Within weeks, the album was on rotation on MTV Central. On 27 June 2008, the band made their debut performance at Glastonbury Festival, playing at ‘Cafe Tango’. As of September 2008, the band were demoing tracks for their second album. This included working at Genesis’ The Farm studio in Surrey. The band also performed at the Southsea Fest, finishing with a set at The Wedgewood Rooms. In 2010 they regrouped as a four and have since recorded tracks for a new album. The band’s song “You Really” was used in a Nike iPhone application advert.


“Keep Dancing” (Worst Case Scenario, March 2006)

“Fire!” (Jeepster, 6 November 2006)

“Where Are You Now?” (Jeepster, 26 March 2007)

“We Could Be Happy” (Jeepster, 10 September 2007)

SixNationState (Jeepster, 24 September 2007)