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TN:08 The Big Moon & Catherine Marks

John returns to Iguana Studios once more where he is joined by The Big Moon and producer Catherine Marks to talk about their work together on the album Love in the 4th Dimension. The girls re-live some of their favourite moments in the studio with Catherine and dig into the production processes behind a few of their favourite tracks on the album. We hear how bringing inflatables pool toys to the studio, using stealth instruments and pretending to play oversized guitars all played a part...

Duration: 01:06:51

TN:07 Jordan Rakei & Jim Macrae

Back at Iguana Studios once more, John is joined by Australian artist/producer Jordan Rakei and producer Jim Macrae to talk about their work together on the album 'Wallflower'. We hear how Jordan made the 10,000 mile journey from Brisbane to London to pursue a career in music and the stories behind how his sophomore album 'Wallflower' was created. The duo discuss Algorithmic chaos, re-recording drums in a local cafe and shed light on many of the production techniques they used during the...

Duration: 00:56:36

TN:06 Francobollo & Charlie Andrew

In this episode John is joined by Square Leg Records boss/producer Charlie Andrew and the label’s first signing Francobollo to talk about the recording and production of the band's debut album, Long Live Life. We hear how inviting fans into a sweaty studio was instrumental in capturing the band’s notorious live energy and why writing lyrics about your audience can be slightly awkward at times.

Duration: 00:56:53

TN:05 - Lucy Rose & Tim Bidwell

John takes a trip to Clockwork Owl Studios in Brighton to talk with Lucy Rose and producer Tim Bidwell about their work together recording the album Something’s Changing. We hear how Lucy relished being back in a home studio set-up, how singing between a pair of curtains is like being in a duvet and why miking up a piano and leaving it alone it is sometimes the best way forward.

Duration: 00:59:52

TN:04 Will Joseph Cook & Hugh Worskett

In this episode of Tape Notes John takes a trip to The Dairy Studios in Brixton to talk to Will Joseph Cook and his producer Hugh Worskett mid-way through recording the album Sweet Dreamer. The duo discuss their working relationship in the studio and we discover how middle 8 love, early phone demos from English classroom E and Nile Rogers impersonation all played their part in the making of Will Joseph Cook’s debut album. WJC Facebook WJC Twitter ITW Facebook ITW Twitter ITW Youtube

Duration: 00:49:18

TN:03 Sivu & Charlie Andrew

John Kennedy is back at Iguana Studios once more to talk to singer songwriter Sivu and producer Charlie Andrew about their collaboration on Sivu’s second album Sweet Sweet Silence. From early production meetings in a pub function room, to slinging microphones up in trees by a river in Kent, we learn about the duo’s unique approach to recording and hear the early demos and session audio that documents the journey these songs undertook whilst in the studio. Sivu's Spotify Sivu's...

Duration: 00:53:11

TN:02 Django Django & Neil Comber

John Kennedy is joined by Dave Maclean and Neil Comber who reveal the working methods they used in the making of Django Django’s sophomore album Born Under Saturn. We hear how Dave coped with the transition from the bedroom production of their first album to a residential stint at Angelic studios and how having Neil onboard as producer helped the band develop their sound in this more hi-tech environment. From wet hand claps to harpsichord mutilation, Dave & Neil uncover the secrets behind...

Duration: 00:38:20

TN:01 Rosie Lowe & Dave Okumu

Rosie Lowe and her producer Dave Okumu join John Kennedy at Iguana Studios to discuss what went on behind the scenes in the making of her highly acclaimed debut album – Control. We hear the demos that paved the way and how doing the dishes, wetsuits for pianos and Devon rain all contributed to the making of this album. Rosie shares her experience of handing one’s ideas over to another and the trust that allowed her to relinquish control. And Dave gives a us fascinating glimpse of the...

Duration: 00:39:57