News: Old Granada Studios to launch new music project Low Four

Low FourThe historic Old Granada Studios are due to launch Low Four, a new music project based at their iconic Manchester city centre site. The multifaceted project will add to the building’s musical legacy, which includes TV debuts from The Beatles and The Sex Pistols, by hosting, streaming and archiving its own television style, online music programming.

The Low Four team will be using a 6 camera ultra high definition video system to record live performances. Both established international touring acts and emerging local artists will be featured. The inclusion of an audience viewing balcony means these recordings, along with other special events, recordings and parties, will be open to the public.

The first recording takes place on 27th May 216 and features Everything Everything. It will be live streamed from Low Four's website.

Everything Everything's Michael Spearman says: "We’re really excited to help launch what will be an incredible new project for Manchester, and to play in front of our fans in such an iconic, intimate space. We visited Low Four before committing and were taken aback by the live room. It’ll be a very different experience to a regular gig as it's such a detailed sonic environment, and as result less forgiving so it'll keep us on our toes."

The studio’s larger goal is to reflect and reaffirm Manchester's international reputation for music and youth culture but to also nurture new talent directly; pledging to make regular awards to the city's most promising new musicians by granting free recording time and access to the studio’s production and development team. Application will be open to everyone through the Low Four website. Behind the scenes, Low Four will be training and inspiring future generations of music and video producers through an education partnership with the University of Salford.

Low Four’s Dan Parrott explains: "We want to help and enable the best local artists to take that next step by giving them not just exposure but an incredible and inspiring space to record in. We envisage a hub for musical excellence and a focal point for those looking in on the contemporary Manchester music scene.  Yes, we'll celebrate and play upon the studios heritage but our sights are firmly set to the future."

Follow Low Four Studio on Twitter for regular updates and to win tickets to the first recording.


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