Spotlight on recent bands recorded at Factory St. Studios
Do Miss America
Do Miss America recently took advantage of the winter tape deal at Factory St. Studios. The band is currently working on a follow-up to their debut album “Songs From Desire Avenue”. These guys are great; make sure you ‘like’ them on Facebook so you can keep up to date with their gigs and releases.
The Fabulous BB Kings
We had some great fun over the weekend with Motown band The Fabulous BB Kings. They’ve just finished recording their 5 track E.P which should be available soon. The Fabulous BB Kings are a fun function band performing at birthdays and weddings across Yorkshire. Go check them out on their website and book them in!
Blind Dead Mcjones
BDMJB, recently recorded their album ‘Last Resort Mexico’ at Factory St. Studios. The band has been nominated for the “Kevin Thorpe Award for Original British Blues Song” at this years British Blues Awards. Go ahead and vote for this awesome band by clicking here.
To keep up up to date with the bands news and events ‘like’ them on their Facebook page.
One Stop Railway
Indie rock band One Stop Railway won the Yorkshire Gig Guide’s Battle of the Bands in 2012. their prize was studio time right here at Factory Street. The band recorded their E.P ‘ Shattered Glass’ through January. After several months of recording, editing and mixing, Shattered Glass is now available through Itunes.
Keep up to date with One Stop Railway’s news and updates, follow them on Facebook.
Heavy metal band Segregates from York recently recorded their last E.P with us to tape. They’re currently in the process of releasing their music in very special formats. Exciting news coming soon for this band, find them on Facebook.
Crosscut Saw – Shake ‘Em On Down Review
Crosscut Saw’s latest E.P Shake ‘Em On Down has been reviewed by Marcus Lazarus. The E.P was recorded, mixed and mastered at Factory Street Studios. Check out the review here
Blind Dead McJones – Last Resort Mexico Review
Check out the review of the Blind Dead McJones Band’s new album ‘Last Resort Mexico’ recorded and mixed at Factory Street Studios by Alex Eden.
Saffron Byass CD Release
‘Speak Your Truth’ the new album by Saffron Byass is available for digital download from various outlets including Itunes. If you’re no Stranger to Saffron’s work then you will be already aware of her contributions to the Blues and Jazz community.
The album was recorded and mixed by Alex Eden at Factory Street Studios. Listen iTunes
New Model Army seeks fans to take part in documentary
Bradford band, The New Model Army are currently working on a documentary which is in full production and over the next few months they will be interviewing a whole range of people with a story to tell about the band. As important as anyone are the fans themselves. They want to talk to as many of you as possible about what NMA means to you. For more info see: New Model Army
Factory Street Design Service
You’ve worked hard on your release and the artwork to go along is the first impression. Factory Street Studios have released a design service to help you get it right every time.
Below is a fantastic blue note inspired front cover for ‘Just Beneath The Skin’ is the third single from Bradford singer-songwriter Imani Hekima.
All Artwork Design Enquiries Please Contact Jim on 01274 682125.
The Ben Manning Music Foundation – “Forever Seventeen”
It’s been in the works about 3 months, but finally it is here. “Forever Seventeen”
Tom Jepson, a close friend of the foundation and Ben, has been in the recording studio here at Factory St. to record a track dedicated to the love of Ben.
Written by Adam Miller, the song was donated to the foundation to be put together into a track that symbolises the strengths of what it is to be 17.
“Forever Seventeen” is now available to buy on CD
Analogue Recording – Keeping it Reel to Reel
In our humble studio at Factory Street Studios we host an array of vintage analogue technologies carefully nurtured and maintained. Multiple reel-to-reel tape machines are on standby waiting to warm your music with that classic analogue sound. And if it makes you feel better we could even unplug the computer. That’s how we do things the analogue way.
At Factory Street we aim to provide you with the most professional and versatile services so your music sounds exactly how you want it to.
If you have never recorded onto tape, or are unaware of its greatness then we can hybridise the work practice. For example, we could record your tracks onto tape and then send them to our digital platform or we could record them straight to the digital platform and then on to tape. This means you get the best of both worlds. Mix it up however you like!
If you’d like to know more then get in touch and arrange for a tour of the facilities. We’ll show you how we work, demo previous clients, and have a brew.
I Value The Arts
Do you value the arts? Three quarters of the adult population attend or participate in arts activities every year. An even higher proportion of young people get involved with the arts and it’s likely you’re one of them. A new website, I Value The Arts, set up by the National Campaign for the Arts, aims to prove that we do with an online pledge.
The site has been constructed with donations of time and skill from industry professionals, without public money, all in favour of the pledge and you can now be part of it. Head over to I Value The Arts for a 30 second sign-up that lets the decision-makers know that you value the arts in your community and nationally.
Crosscut Saw Join 1970Company Booking Agency
Our very own Crosscut Saw have recently joined the 1970Company Booking Agency roster. 1970Company also represent Middleman, Blue Rose Code, Married To The Sea, The Scaramanga Six and The Bonnevilles to name but a few.
Factory Street in The Times
The exterior of Factory Street Studios took up the centre fold of the The Times Educational supplement this Friday. A pupil of this summer’s Rock School, was caught in mid air with guitar in hand by a photographer last week in the midst of rehearsing for his performance.
Pupils in Bradford teamed up with professional musicians to take part in a Rock School over the school summer holidays. The course, held at Factory Street Studios was ran in partnership with Education Bradford and Incommunities saw musicians help students form bands, rehearse and record tracks. Pupils – including 15-year-old pupil from Dixon City Academy (pictured) – were also encouraged to perform in front of friends and family.
- The Times