New Brix & the Extricated vinyl!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in News

You might remember me posting a load of pictures from some ‘geurilla recordings’ I did with Brix & Co last year in the empty space formerly known as Moolah Rouge Studios in Stockport. Coles overheads on a Lidl bike stand, blankets over amps, home-made bass traps all over the shop – you get the idea. […]

Chaotic Friends

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in News

I  just tracked 10 songs in 2 hours with one-take wonders Chaotic Friends in singer / guitarist Jim Cooper’s  dining room. The room was pretty lively so I deadened it a bit with a few blankets and acoustic panels, and pulled the ol’ fig-8 trick on Jim’s vocal & acoustic guitar mics to minimise spill. 6 mics, […]


Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in News

The Parent album is finished and picking up good reviews – in fact Louder Than War called it “a real Manchester masterpiece…” which was nice. You can buy it directly from the artist here.

London Fashion Week y’all!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in News

Did Georgia-May Jagger’s LFW Punk-Rock Tea Party with Brix & Co last week-end. Supermodels and film stars all over the shop so not many takers for the very generous rider, and I got to mix the gig off the iPad!  

What’s the lay of the land, my son?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in News

Had a great time mixing Brix and the Extricated at the Ruby Lounge recently. The mighty Hanley brothers on bass and drums, ex-Fall-er Steve Trafford & ex-Lover Jason Brown on guitars, and the lovely Brix on guitar & vocals. Only one word for that line-up – magic darts! The band came together following the launch […]

Sainsbury’s Christmas ad…

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in News

A couple of months ago I recorded my close friend and confidant Dave ‘Piano’ Taylor playing harmonica on a top-secret project that was revealed today as the trench-warfare themed Sainsbury’s Christmas ad. Sadly, the harmonica didn’t make it to the final cut, but, as the stoical Mr Taylor pointed out, we still got paid, eh?… For the gear-curious, Dave […]

In Search Of Sid…

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in News

Jah Wobble’s excellent radio documentary about his old mate Sid Vicious – which we put together at my place – has found it’s way onto Youtube. John (Wobble) arrived with loads of material – interviews, records, snippets of conversation, etc, and we loaded it all into Logic, cleaned it up, added his narration and mixed it […]

What I Did On My Holidays…

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Gear, News

I took some ‘time off’ over the summer to do some upgrades and much-needed maintenance to my studio kit, fix a big bag of broken cables and gawp at my screen for hours doing backups and software updates. Gear-wise, I added a Metric Halo ULN-8 to my ULN-2 and 2882 interfaces (so now I only […]

Upcoming releases…

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in News

Couple of new releases to look out for… Firstly, there’s a new Bleachboys track out soon on Electric Brass Records. It’s a remix of Spaceheads’ Sun Radar from their excellent ep of the same name. Me and Richard threw it together in ten minutes using his son’s broken toy mbira and a wind-up gramophone I […]

YouTube vids…

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in News

Some of my old Twelvetone tracks are up on Youtube – don’t know how they got there but if it’s overcompressed vinyl distortion and authentic old-skool crackles you’re after, I’m your man…