LIVE SESSIONS

SERIES OF LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS. VARIOUS DURATIONS (2009-2014)

Since 2009, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard have occasionally directed (and in many cases filmed and edited) live sessions by a unique selection of bands.


JUSTIN VERNON AND SEAN CAREY (BON IVER) AT AIR  STUDIOS


WARPAINT LIVE AT THREE MILLS

Each session is performed and recorded live, often in unusual locations. They began with the iconic Treacle Sessions - featuring Grinderman kicking out the jams in a tiny basement studio, joined on percussion and backing vocals by Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream. A second Grinderman session took place in 2011 at the legendary RAK Studios.

A number of regular sessions were produced for 4AD, including Bon Iver with two grand pianos in the mighty Air Studios, St. Vincent at Shangri-La Studios in Brooklyn, Daughter with a ten-piece classical ensemble and Gang Gang Dance in a custom-built infinity room inside a barn in the heart of rural England.

The series went on to become a mainstay of the label, with many important artists featuring, including Future Islands, Efterklang, Iron & Wine and Camera Obscura.

Other sessions have included Warpaint, Mystery Jets and Alabama Shakes for Rough Trade, Friendly Fires for XL and Yeasayer, S.C.U.M, Erasure  and Josh T. Pearson for Mute.

These sessions have appeared on DVD, TV and collectively racked up many millions of views on YouTube and other streaming channels.


ANNIE CLARK (ST. VINCENT) AT SHANGRI-LA STUDIOS

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