Thursday, 23 May 2013

More photos from RAK Studios!

Heeey everybody! I hope you've all had a great week and you're looking forward to putting those little feet of yours into a cosy pair of slippers and watching a soppy film after a hard week at work...errrr, I mean... going out and having a good ol' knees up of course...! Well, whatever your plans are for this weekend, be sure to have a good'un!

Here are some more photos from my time at RAK Studios last week!
Stay cool, cats!
All photos by Fred Payne and Emma Palin

The first of the tourist style photos...

Alex rockin out


Rehearsing 'I Got You'

Practising backing vocals with my male gospel choir

Some serious 'ooh's' are being sung here!

So serious

I love this photo of Alex!

Another moody-looking photo from me!

Oh HI Emma!

Carol Smiley

Loving life at RAK

Henry getting his thinking cap on!

Pep talk from Sacha

Ready to do some backing vocals

Backing pipes

Some more backing pipes!


In the zone

I love this snap!

Rak looking eery!

The return of the generic tourist photo

Amazing desk!

More tourists...

Rabbit in the headlights

Alex and the machine

Listening back


Loving life


Yellow mellow


Fred's mighty moustache

Bright light



Henry and Matty
The band

The're fired

Sir snappy snap

Thursday, 16 May 2013


Upon arrival!

 An eerie-looking RAK!

RAK Studios! What a little gem! Buried in the heart of St. John's Wood, this studio really does have a lot of history and soul to it! St. John's Wood is associated widely with The Beatles and Abbey Road (and rightly so!), but perhaps not so many people realise that Abbey Road Studios' neighbour RAK has a real legacy to it too in its own right!
What was once an old Victorian school was transformed into what we now know as RAK studios by the late Mickie Most in 1976. It is thought to be the only studio left in the UK to have original 70's API desks in studio rooms 1 and 2 - so pretty impressive! (Pictured below). Since then, RAK has shared studio time with an incredible bunch of artists such as Paul McCartney, The Who, Pink Floyd, Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Florence and The Machine and the list goes on...!
So, the reason we were in this amazing studio was to record my second EP! We recorded 4 tracks over the 3 days that we spent there. Going into the studio is always extremely exciting but can also be quite daunting and nervewracking beforehand when you are time restricted because there is so much that can go a bit tits up (excuse my french!) if we don't prepare entirely beforehand. Luckily enough, I had such a great team around me that everything went so smoothly and was a real pleasure! Everyone was so full of ideas which makes it so much easier to crack on with things and get some really special bits going on! I can't wait for you to hear what we did!                                                                                                           
My first EP Medicine is going to be released on June 2nd 2013 and will shortly be followed by a video which I will be sure to post on here for you guys and gals! The second EP should be ready to be released a couple of months after so we are excited to hear the finished article! But in the meantime, here are a few snaps from our time at RAK Studios!
Stay cool, cats!