6 Music Festival Bristol

The dust has now settled on the hugely successful 6 Music Festival in Bristol this weekend and this week BBC Radio 6 Music has helped us relive the weekend’s festivities with some brilliant shows covering music from all the main bands as well as fringe acts and featured interviews. Factory Studios' very own Sol Curry appeared on Steve Lamacq's show yesterday to do ‘Good Day Bad Day'. Factory Studios was also lucky enough to hear a few preview snippets of sets from acts such as Kurt Vile and Elbow’s Guy Garvey before their shows at the festival when they rehearsed with us over the weekend. What an extraordinary weekend for music in our home city of Bristol. 

Skindred release latest album!

Today sees the release of 'Volume', the mighty Skindred's 6th studio album.

And that's not all. Fans ordering the deluxe CD/DVD digipack of the album will also receive the band's 17 year in the making documentary film 'Rude Boys For Life' featuring a behind the scenes look at life on the road, it's ups and downs, festival appearances, headline shows and studio footage including their time spent at Factory Studios over the years, where the last three of their albums have been both written and rehearsed.

Down ‘N Outz

Factory Studios had the great pleasure of having the Down ‘N Outz in the studio last week getting ready for their upcoming tour which started in Bristol. The band is fronted by legendary Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards) and also features The Quireboys’ Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards), Phil Martini (drums) and bassist Ronnie Garrity (Raw Glory)...was a great to have them here!

Gene Clark No Other Band

We were very excited to have the Gene Clark No Other Band in the studio last week rehearsing for their exclusive UK show at End Of The Road Festival last weekend. The super group is made up of top musicians from the bands Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen and Fairport Convention along with members of Wye Oak, Celebration and many more! The band were put together by Beach House to reproduce Gene Clark’s underrated 1974 album which has been performed live by the band across the US this year. Gene Clark was a founding member of the The Byrds, one of the most influential bands of the 1960’s and released numerous solo albums throughout the 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s before his death in 1991.

Thunderbirds Are Go!

Factory Studios was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Glastonbury set this week when conductor Charles Hazlewood and 14 top musicians from bands such as Goldfrapp, Portishead, Get the Blessing and Loose Tubes, rehearsed their 45 minute show which will be performed on the Park Stage at 1pm today.

In the build up to The Thunderbird’s 50th anniversary next year, the ensemble will present the genius music of Barry Gray, including Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, and the Mysteron with Francois Evans playing Barry Gray’s own Ondes Martinot, the iconic Mysterons sound!