Last night we went along to Manchester Rap and R&B record label Midication’s label showcase at Northern Quarter venue Off The Square as it celebrated its 10th year. Coming in hot off the back of an exciting 12 months for Midication, which has seen big successes for the label’s artists, both individually and collectively, with […]
This week, our good friends at online music TV platform Low Four launched a new recording studio and venue on Deansgate Mews at Great Northern Warehouse, with a bar from Cloudwater; we are proud to be an official supporter of the studio and have loved looking after the communications campaign for the announcement.
Low Four officially opened with a live streamed show from Manchester electro-punk-rockers W.H.Lung (no relation) which was incredibly well attended and an amazing night was had by all; after such a long time, it was refreshing to see live music in such an intimate venue, and inspiring to see a forward thinking, innovative studio emerge from the pandemic and set off on a new journey.
The studio released a preview session with Francis Lung, recorded this summer, featuring six tracks from his second album ‘Miracle’ released by Memphis Industries earlier this year, as part of the launch.
Low Four produces high quality, live-streamed and pre-recorded content to spotlight Manchester, supporting its international reputation for music and culture, by showcasing exceptional emerging local talent alongside nationally and internationally recognised touring acts.
Originally launched in 2016, Low Four’s first home was the old recording and dubbing suite at the old Granada Studios site on Quay St until redevelopment began. On Deansgate Mews, they will be joining a growing community of new artisan businesses that include Holy Grain Bakery, The Butcher’s Quarter, Dormouse Chocolate, Three Hands Deli and Another Hand Restaurant.
Previously, Low Four has worked with a vast array of acts, including live streaming performances from the likes of Everything Everything, Alexis Taylor, This is the Kit, Mew and Poliça; recorded albums for GoGo Penguin, Dutch Uncles and Francis Lung, and collaborated with organisations from the Hallé Orchestra to Manchester Science Festival.
The studio will resume its talent development scheme which includes free studio and production development time awarded to Manchester’s most promising artists. Alongside musical talent, the project will also nurture technical skills, most notably through its partnership with the University of Salford, functioning as a teaching and research hub.
We have been waiting for a studio like this to open in the city centre and we cannot wait to work with the lovely team at Low Four in the future, watch this space!