Here's a great website article about the history of IPS Recording Studios where we recorded 'Soldiers' and 'Angels of Mercy' in 1980
Here's a great website article about the history of IPS Recording Studios where we recorded 'Soldiers' and 'Angels of Mercy' in 1980.
IPS was originally founded by Peter McGhee during 1977 and was located at number 7 Goldhawk Road in London's West End. The principal engineers at IPS during its ten year lifespan were Peter McGhee, Tony Poole, John Steyn and Dave Kenny who joined in 1981.
Daniel Miller (later to become the founder of Mute records) had used the studio originally to record his 'Silicon Teens' album. He recommended it to William Bennett and during 1979 they recorded the first 'Come' single and album. This was followed in 1980 by the first three Whitehouse albums.
Around this time, Bennett showed the studio to Stephen Stapleton of Nurse with Wound for the recording of his fourth album, 'Insect And Individual Silenced' and his various other side projects. Bennett and Stapleton also used IPS in 1981 to recorded the infamous '150 Murderous Passions' album. Dave Kenny engineered these sessions for Stapleton who block booked the studio every Friday night.
IPS provided a centrally located professional studio with engineers happy to record experimental work. The rate for studio hire was typically £6.50 per hour.
The studio was subsequently used by SPK, Konstruktivists, Killing Joke, The Legendary Pink Dots, Lustmord, David Jackman / Organum and many other key experimental artists.
The discount for advance orders of 'Waltham Forest's Finest' CD has been extended to 15th April
The discount for advance orders of 'Waltham Forest's Finest' CD has been extended to 15th April.
Order the 'Waltham Forest's Finest' CD before 15th April and get it for £4 including UK P&P instead of the full price of £5. Pre-release orders will be dispatched during the week before the official launch on 16th June. The album features 'Possession', one of the tunes we recorded last summer at Chapel Bell Studio.
All profits from the sale will be donated to Wood Street Community Radio. For pre-release orders, send an email to Dave Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get in quick. Order an advance copy of a CD featuring some band called Fenzyx ('ahem'!) 😃
Get in quick. You can order an advance copy of a CD featuring our good selves ('ahem'!) for £4 before the end of April (£5 from 1st May) all profits of which will be donated to Wood Street Community Radio, which often plays Fenzyx on the Tuesday Breakfast Show presented by mysterious DJ, Gerry Lyons 😃
The 'Waltham Forest's Finest' CD is now nearly full, the CD booklet cover has been done and write-ups on the bands taking part are near completion. Although the CD launch is not until 16th June (also a Wood Street Radio fundraising event), Dave Hughes is taking advance orders until the end of April at a reduced price of £4 including P&P within the UK. After 1st May the price will be £5 a copy.
Musicians on the CD include, Indigo, The Starts, Animal Factory, Fenzyx, John Arthur and Carole Vincent (from Big Brother fame), Greg Rose, The Bare Bones, Dunav and more. Dave Hughes is hopeful of also adding Elixir, The Beaucree's and Sam Apple Pie. Dave Hughes can be contacted at email@example.com for pre-release orders.
Order some for friends and family for Easter too. Eggs just don’t cut it anymore.
On Tuesday 22nd January, Gerry gave us another nice little radio play on his breakfast show. This time it’s the c-side of our forthcoming release, “Possession"
We do like to be beside the c-side!
On Tuesday 22nd January, Gerry gave us another nice little radio play on his breakfast show. This time it’s the c-side of our forthcoming release, “Possession", with the added bonus of a bit of ‘Our Delight’ at the end of the show.
Gerry premiered our new single 'You Control The Lights' as the first track on his new breakfast show on Walthamstow's Wood Street Radio
Gerry premiered our new single 'You Control The Lights' as the first track on his new breakfast show on Walthamstow's Wood Street Radio on Tuesday 15th January. The single will be available for download later this year.
On Sunday 12th August, we all headed to Uxbridge to meet John Bell, sound engineer and owner of Chapel Bell Studio, to record a few tunes for release later this year
On Sunday 12th August, we all headed to Uxbridge to meet John Bell, sound engineer and owner of Chapel Bell Studio, to record a few tunes for release later this year.
First up were a few takes of 'You Control The Lights', then when we were happy with the final take, we moved on to 'None of Your Concern' and once that was in the bag, 'Possession' came next.
John looked after all of us superbly during the day, looked after the set up of the drums (being a drummer himself), as well as handling all of the sound and recording, and it was great to meet him and spend time in his studio.
Chapel Bell is a great place with a superb chill out area just outside the studio where we sat, chatted and drank a few beers during the overdubs.
A few tweaks needed here and there, some backing vocals to be added and a final mix to do, and then the tunes will be available later in the year for download.
A huge thanks to John for a great day and for all his work. Thanks also to the gropies, Kim and Bev for the photos.
Stay tuned for further info on a release date for the single.
Thanks to all that came along to see us at The Sinbin at The Plough and Harrow in Leytonstone on Saturday 7th July
Thanks to all that came along to see us at The Sinbin at The Plough and Harrow in Leytonstone on Saturday 7th July. We had a cracking time and it was great to catch up with a few old friends that we haven’t seen for donkeys! Very much appreciated all 😎.
It was a real hothouse of a gig, and so thanks also to Pete the sound guy not only for his work on the night, but for thoughtfully providing Paul with a desk fan on stage!
What next for us? Well, over the next couple of months we're heading into the studio to record 'You Control The Lights' and 'None Of Your Concern', so watch this space for further news.
So to whet your appetite in the meantime, here's 'You Control The Lights' from The Sinbin at The Plough and Harrow.