Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Squid to record ambitious Record Store Day release live from Metropolis Studios

Credit: Holly Whitaker 

At 5pm on April 7, Squid are set to take part in an exciting and extraordinary live to vinyl recording challenge.

The Bristol-based band will be recording two new songs onto a two-track EP, live and direct to vinyl at  Metropolis Studios - and BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq show is giving fans the chance to listen in on this unique live performance.

Recording ‘live to vinyl’ is the original process that artists used to record music for public consumption. There’s no modern technology, it’s simply playing and recording the songs in one take. In today’s digital age, the art of capturing music live to vinyl has long been forgotten, but Metropolis have recreated the experience using their unique cutting lathes. 

Part of the magic of recording music live to vinyl in this way is that Squid must get it right first time. 

This special event is taking place as part of this year’s Record Store Day launch celebrations. Once recorded, these live tracks are set to be fast tracked onto the presses by Sound Performance and fans will be able to get a copy on 12” vinyl exclusively from independent record stores on Saturday July 17.

Meanwhile, listen to latest single 'Paddling' below.

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