Films from within the studios…
Sunlightsquare album sessions in The Pool
|The Sunlightsquare jazz and funk ensemble gathered in The Pool for an energetic couple of days recording their new album
'Britannia Shing-a-Ling', set for release in 2011. The sessions were produced by Claudio Passavanti. Here is a short film documenting the group's
time at Miloco...
Click the link or the image to view the video for Sunlightsquare's 'Britannia Shing-a-ling' sessions.
Blood Red Shoes Video Diaries from The Motor Museum
|The Motor Museum was the chosen location for Friends re-united in Summer 2009. The friends in question were Mike Crossey, Jim Anderson and Brighton
indie two-some Blood Red Shoes, who were back for another album crack. And what a crack they had, it would seem. You can view the fun here in these
two video diaries...
Click the link or the image to view the video for Blood Red Shoes' Motor Museum studio diaries, parts 1 and 2.
Shane Beales with the Liverpool Session Orchestra in The Motor Museum
|The Hildebrand music blog posted this video of songwriter Shane Beales with members from the Liverpool Session Orchestra at
Miloco's Merseyside studio The Motor Museum. The ensemble filmed performances of two of Shane's
songs, 'Missiles.net' and 'Burnt', with additional string arrangements by Christian Badzura.
Click the link or the image to view the Miloco session video for Shane Beales with the Liverpool Session Orchestra.
Jarvis Cocker's 'Songbook' in The Pool
If you missed the installment of Sky TV's Songbook series showcasing highlights of the Pulp man's repetoire, here's a great
chance to catch up. The Jarvis episode was filmed in The Pool in November 2008, and sees the former Britpop icon talk us through
the songs which have helped shape his life and career. They include 1995 number one 'Common People', earlier teenage compositions
such as 'Shakespeare Rock' from the late 1970s, and recent solo track 'From Auschwitz To Ipswich', which appeared on the Miloco-mixed Jarvis
album released in 2006.
Click the link or the image to view the Miloco session video for Jarvis Cocker's Songbook.
Fighting Fiction film 'Norman' in The Pool
|This Bristol-living indie punk 4-piece came to The Pool in December 2008 with producer Mark Williams, just in time to squeeze a few new tracks into
their recorded repertoire before the year-end. They also were keen on video cameras, and so it was great we were able to get some footage of this
exciting new band in one of our most exciting tracking rooms!
Click the link or the image to view the Miloco session video for Fighting Fiction's 'Norman'. We've thrown in the band's 'Miloco video diary' too, just for good measure!
Grand Union Hijack film in The Pool
Grand Union HiJack brought a pack of pounding tunes to The Pool last year to play around with the room's toys whilst filming some pretty
rockin' clips. They knocked up some videos for the following tunes: 'Mics Out', 'No One Is Safe', 'Sixties Reborn' and 'York Against Cancer'.
They also threw in the very cool 'Entrance to the Grand' clip for good measure. All will be revealed...
You'll get a great feel for how good The Pool is as a dynamic band tracking room in the following clips...
Click the link or the image to view Grand Union Hijack in The Pool.
Grand Union Hijack film in Assault & Battery 2
Not long after savouring the thrills of our extreme live tracking room, The GUHJ boys headed over to Willesden Green to take Flood and Alan's
incredible Assault & Battery 2 studio for a spin. Starting off with a casual chat infront of the camera in the studio's analogue synth
dream booth, the band then get going with their musical exploration of this phenomenal tracking room.
Here's our first session video from Assault & Battery 2 since we opened it late last summer. Please take a look around this rather special studio, with your guide for the day, Grand Union Hijack.
Click the link or the image to view the videos for Grand Union Hijack in Assault & Battery 2.
Bloc Party film 'Live and Intimate' in The Pool
This Channel 4 documentary, broadcast the same week of the release of Bloc Party's third album, Intimacy, saw the band return to the
studio where they tracked half of the record in the summer of 2008, with producer Paul Epworth.
Take a look at these wonderfully-shot clips of the band performing tracks from the album. There are six in total: 'Ion Square', 'Talons', 'Better Than Heaven', 'One Month Off', 'Halo' and 'Signs'. They're simply great. Strap in and Bloc on!
Click the link or the image to view the videos for Bloc Party's 'Live and Intimate'.
Travis film 'Something Anything' in The Pool
Travis came to The Pool in July 2008 to record the video for the lead single from their 6th album, Ode To J. Smith, released
September 2008 on the band's own Red Telephone Box label.
'Something Anything's screen accompaniment takes the unusual form (for a Travis video) of not having Fran Healy being chased to his inevitable demise by his fellow bandmates, dressed as a giant egg or otherwise, but it's still pretty cool all the same, especially when Andy Dunlop lets rip into a 'towering' axe solo.
Click the link or the image to view the video for Travis' 'Something Anything'.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds film 'Midnight Man' in The Pool
It was a special day in March 2008 when Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds rolled into SE1 to film an internet documentary
following the release of their brilliant Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! album. They came with an army of cameramen, directors,
producers, label guys, the lot.
We also, for the very first time, exploited the Pool's ability to bolt-on to the Engine Room to use our flagship studio's awesome control room in combination with The Pool's extreme live space. Suffice to say that Miloco's Leroy Street HQ was rockin' that day!
Follow the link to watch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds rip into 'Midnight Man' in The Pool.
The Futureheads film 'Walking Backwards' in The Garden
Sunderland's finest The Futureheads came to our Shoreditch tracking room, The Garden, in July 2007 to record the video for 'Walking Backwards', which
is released from the band's self-released This Is Not The World album.
Follow this link to view a band of puppets shooting the video for The Futurehead's 'Walking Backwards'
XX Teens film 'Only You' and 'Round' in The Garden
London 5-piece XX Teens released their debut album Welcome To Goon Island in June 2008. Although the album wasn't made
at Miloco, we were still pleased to see them in our Shoreditch tracking room, The Garden, a month after the release to record
5 tracks for a radio session.
The session was captured on film - here is the band playing album tracks 'Only You' and 'Round'.
Sparkadia's recording of 'Postcards' in The Pool
We were in the company of Sydney-based indie band Sparkadia in Spring 2007 when they came to The Pool to track their
debut album Postcards with producer Ben Hillier and engineer Ferg Peterkin. They flew over from Oz with guitars, glockenspiels and a much-used video camera...
Have a flick through this video diary of the 'Postcards sessions' and sample the melodic delights of Sparkadia.
Sparkadia record 'Postcards' in The Pool.
Beat Six record 'When The Chemicals Ignite (With Fuel)' in The Garden
The Hard-Fi-esque Slough band Beat Six used footage of their Garden session, interspersed with live shots to film their very cool video for 'When The Chemicals Ignite (With Fuel)',
produced by Tristan Ivemy in The Garden. A proper rock n' roll video, at a proper rock n' roll studio!
Step this way to sample the musical and visual vibes of Beat Six
These New Puritans session in The Square
These New Puritans made good creative use of both The Toyshop and The Square throughout 2007, wheh making their fantastic
debut Beat Pyramid, which was released in January 2008 on Domino. Here's a clip of them laying down some tracks for
'Swords Of Truth' in our Hoxton Square studio's retro live room.
Take your stance behind the panning camera. It's These New Puritans at Hoxton!
The Grams session in The Garden
Here is a portfolio of video clips The Grams put together to document their week in The Garden in March 2007.
Take a look to sample a selection of great Grams songs, and to get another fantastic feel for our
brillant band tracking room.
The Grams at the Garden.
Battle recording drums in The Garden
Battle clearly enjoyed The Garden's famous drum sound when they spent some time in the studio in February 2007 with producer/engineer
Jeff Knowler, so much so, that they felt the need to make this short video of percussive recording.
Here is a brief clip of an early take of Battle track 'Easy To Listen To'.
Battle record drums in The Garden.
Gareth Jones fixing his computer in The Toyshop
The legendary Depeche Mode, Erasure and Einsturzende Neubauten producer/engineer Gareth Jones was having a frustrating time
with his G5 one day in The Toyshop, when in there with These New Puritans in Spring 2007.
It also seems that a sneaky Puritan captured this technical episode on tape. Still Gareth didn't mind talking the cameraman through these difficulties.
The great Gareth Jones!
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