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Glasgow, Ghana and Belize - Collaborative Recording Project

The Green Door Studio is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding from Celebrate (Big Lottery Fund) to commence a year-long collaborative recording project with members of Golden Teacher, Whilst, Vudu Zoo, J-Jems and Froth and youth music groups located at Tafi Atome Cultural Village in Volta Region, Ghana and Lebeha Drum Center in Hopkins, Belize. A total of 22 young musicians from the three countries will collaborate to write, perform and record an album of 9 songs (recorded and mixed at Green Door and using our mobile recording studio on site in Ghana and Belize) to be released on vinyl on Optimo Music in June 2015.

On Friday September 26th from 10pm-3am at Glasgow Art School, we will also be holding a fundraiser to raise money to buy music and recording equipment we can donate to the youth music projects we are working with in Ghana and Belize, featuring DJ sets by JD Twitch (Optimo), Ghana Soundz and Green Door DJ's and live sets by a super-group of Whilst featuring members of Golden Teacher. Tickets 4/5 in advance/6/7 on the door.

Green Door - Resident Advisor Article

Online electronic music bible Resident Advisor have done a nice piece on the electronic music that's been coming out of our studio in Glasgow over the last couple of years...

http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?2105

Hausfrau - Night Tides (Unknown Pleasures Records)

Glasgow's queen of minimal wave Hausfrau has had her Green Door recorded debut LP Night Tides released by French label Unknown Pleasures. Night Tides collection of neon torch songs and synth noir is available in a sumptuous CD gatefold package from here...

http://hivmusic1.bandcamp.com/album/night-tides-cd

Golden Teacher/Dick 50/Blue Sabbath Black Fiji Vs U.T. - Akashic Records

Prolific musical collective Golden Teacher have started up a tape cassette label featuring Proto-GT cassette jams and releases by GT offshoots such as Dick 50 and Blue Sabbath Black Fiji vs Ultimate Thrush. Most of the material has been recorded in Green Door on various bits of equipment and features the ever excellent artwork of Oliver Pitt. Cassettes can be purchased here...

http://cargocollective.com/akashicrecords

The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads (Domino Records)

Glasgow's The Amazing Snakeheads have been tearing it up across the UK and Europe cementing their reputation as one of the UK's best live bands while touring with the likes of The Fat White Family and Jack White. Their blistering debut album Amphetamine Ballads, out now on Domino Records, has been getting some excellent reviews from the music press and has even resulted in the Green Door featuring in The NME.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/10/amazing-snakeheads-amphetam...

http://www.dominorecordco.com/uk/albums/17-02-14/amphetamine-ballads/

All-Hail-Deathcats (FuzzKill Records)

Glasgow's hardest working west coast scum pop and heavy meta garage merchants Deathcats have just had the fruits of their Green Door Supergroups session released as a vinyl LP on Glasgow's premier garage label FuzzKill Records. The album has been getting blogged about in thee USA and has been getting airplay by the likes of Mr Vic Galloway. You can download or buy the album on scrumptious vinyl from....

http://fuzzkillrecords.bandcamp.com/album/all-hail-deathcats

And Deathcats offshoot Faiides recorded their debut EP as part of their Green Door Sonic Youths recording session. The tape release is sold out but you can download the EP here...

http://faiides.bandcamp.com/releases

Supergroups 2014 alumni

We've had the pleasure of working with some fantastically talented bands and musicians on the Supergroups free recording sessions that we've run so far in partnership with Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative. Whilst had their session released on 12" by Optimo Music, and Naked and Happy Meals have releases coming out soon on Lucky Me and Nightschool Records.

2 excellent brand spanking new bands that have also done the Supergroups sessions this year have self released their Green Door recorded debuts online.

The Vudu Zoo blew us away with their spikey angular post punk which can be had here....

http://thevuduzoo.bandcamp.com/releases

And 6 headed indie pop hydra Froth have been kicking up a stir live with their breezy summer pop vibes which can be downloaded here...

http://frothband.bandcamp.com/track/shannyn-sossamon

The wonderfully far out and groovey fruit of their collaborative Supergroups session with Deathcats has been released online under the name Stoners Meadow...

http://stonersmeadow.bandcamp.com/releases

We will be running further Supergroups sessions every month over the next year and a half. If you are aged between 16-25 and would like to apply for one of these free recording sessions please contact us on the studio email at the bottom of the web page.

Golden Teacher - Party People / Love 12" EP (Opitmo Music)

Another Optimo release from Green Door Studio which will be coming out in April is the third EP from Golden Teacher. A heady brew of analog house and acid disco this will no doubt sell out extremely quickly so be quick if you want to get your hands on a vinyl copy.

http://thump.vice.com/en_uk/words/optimo-musics-golden-teacher-party-peo...

Whilst - Everything There Was Was There 12" EP (Optimo Music)

Born out of one of our Green Door Supergroups sessions, Whilst is based around talented young multi instrumentalist Scott Duff and encompasses everything from free jazz freakouts and dub to motorik disco. Snapped up by Twitch's Optimo Music label Whilst's debut EP has already sold out of it's initial run but will be getting repressed minus the handprinted sleeve.

https://soundcloud.com/optimo-music/optimo-music-022-whilst

The Creeping Ivies - Ghost World

Dundee's finest garage rock duo have just released their 2nd Green Door recorded album. It's been getting great write ups, is packed full of killer tunes, and can be purchased from...

https://thecreepingivies.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-world

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