Clare Stagg & Ciaran McAuley No 1 in the Trance Charts! 

 

Congratulations to Clare Stagg & Ciaran McAuley for reaching No 1 in the Trance Charts with 'All I Want'!

 

 

The vocals for this emotive reworking of the Kodaline hit were recorded at Distant City earlier on this year. I've worked with Clare many times down the years. She has an incredible and unique voice and it's really nice to see her finally getting the recognition she deserves.

 

Check out the official video here!

  

The Membranes Release 'What Nature Gives..Nature Takes Away' 

The Membranes have released their new LP 'What Nature Gives...Nature Takes Away'. Ten of the tracks were recorded by myself at Distant City Studios and couple fo them feature a few dabs of my Mellotron playing here and there. . So far it's been getting some rather excellent reviews

'The new record is - to use the seventeenth-century adoption of an old, old term - a Leviathan; a crushingly powerful entity without master. And a relentlessly inquisitive, colourful beast that over repeated listening reveals a strong social sensibility and promises of brighter things' Gigwise.

 

'Even better than Dark Matter/Dark Energy. It's fucking insane! wow. consider my addled mind further blown. This is definitely gonna get played here around the clock.' Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees / Queens Of the Stone Age)

It's now available on all major streaming sites!  

Check it out!

 

Lanterns On The Lake 

More solid progress has been made on Album 4 for Lanterns On The Lake (Bella Union) which is shaping up to be a classic!

Lead Vocalist & Pianist Hazel Wilde with Guitarist Paul Gregory working through an arrangement in the Live Room.

 

Drummer Ol Ketteringham getting to grips with the Distant City Live Room.

 

Bass player Bob Allan tracking in the control room.

 

Angela Chan recording Viola in the Live Room

BB MAK Live Acoustic Session For Entertainment Tonight 

Fifteen years after saying farewell, the British boy band BBMAK is back together again! 

With worldwide hits behind them including “The Ghost of You and Me,” “Out of My Heart,” and of course, “Back Here” the group, featuring Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally just revealed that they are getting back on the road to showcase their music for fans, old and new. 

To mark the occasion, dropped in to Distant City Studios to perform a live acoustic version of their Smash Hit 'Back Here' for Entertainment Tonight.

 

Lanterns On The Lake 

It was an absolute honour to welcome Newcastle based band Lanterns On The Lake into the studio this weekend to commence recording the follow up to their critically acclaimed third LP 'Beings' (Bella Union).

 

More news to follow........

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'Cobra Kai' feature for Postcards From Jeff ' Suburban Girl' 

 

 

I'm very happy to announce that the Postcards From Jeff song 'Suburban Girl' has been featured in Episode 7 of the Smash Hit TV Series 'Cobra Kai!' (Sony Pictures).

The series is continuation of the Karate Kid Film saga and stars original cast members Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.

'Suburban Girl' will also be on the forthcoming 'Cobra Kai' Featured Singles Soundtrack available soon on iTunes & Spotify and all major streaming sites.

 

 

  

 

 

Mike Exeter & Record Production Tour 

We were very happy to welcome legendary Rock Producer Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath / Judas Priest) and Mike Banks (SSL) to do a tour of the studio for a feature on Record Production. Both the guys absolutely loved the studio and it was a real pleasure to show them round and talk with Mike about his work with 2 of the biggest rock bands in the world! More to follow soon.......

 

New Yamaha Recording Custom Drum Kit! 

We now have 2 fantastic house drum kits available at Distant City Studios. Including this newly acquired Yamaha Recording Custom pictured in the ‘Drum Room.’ An absolute classic kit for recording that has featured on countless hit records.

And of course over in ‘The Club’ we still have our 1960’s classic Ludwig as another amazing option and a completely different sound. There are enough quality mics to have both kits set up in either rooms at the same time. With each room having completely different acoustic properties. Which gives plenty of options for when a band or artist want to quickly experiment with the drum sound from track to track.

 

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