Studio Notes

Video Commentary - Jim and Charlie discuss the ideas behind the album 'Walk Between Worlds' in the Gorbals Glasgow, back where the band started all those years ago. We see studio footage filmed in Gorbals Sound Studios and hear selected tracks from the record. Then...

Simple Minds have resumed recording yet more new songs for their next studio album. With no official release date as yet, the expectations are nevertheless that some new material could be released at some stage this year with more to follow the year after. The...

Simple Minds have recently completed four weeks in London's Sphere Recording studios. The sessions which featured the band line - up of Andy Gillespie, Mel Gaynor, Ged Grimes, Charlie Burchill and Jim Kerr, were produced by Andy Wright and engineered and mixed by Gavin Goldberg. In...

Cenzo Townsend has completed an alternative radio mix of ‘Rockets’ the track destined to herald the arrival of Simple Minds fifteenth studio album ‘Graffiti Soul’. Working out of Chiswick in London the “mixer of the moment” due to his recent work with Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand,...

The first thing that came to my notice on arrival at Rockfield studios, in those seemingly far off early days of August - were the copious apple trees laden then with yellowish orbs that seemed to scream out 'All yours! Come and get us'. The drive...

As our own recordings come to the finishing line, this week I have been listening to some parts of the new releases from Oasis, Verve, as well as checking in again with the latest Coldplay, Killers, efforts. Putting aside the artistic qualities etc on display for...

I have been interested in events in the States this week where a man named Kevin Cogill was arrested for leaking online nine unfinished tracks from the upcoming Guns N Roses album - a record that has been in the making for more than a...

Back In The USSA - Eddie Duffy As I gaze at the rolling Rocky Mountains from my home in Denver, the now familiar intense heat and clear Colorado skies feel light years away from the daily downpours and misty mornings of the green Welsh countryside. Although...

Simple Minds will record the tracks for their new album in Rockfield Studios, Wales, throughout the month of August. It is bound to be a rather emotional return as Rockfield is where the band recorded some of their fledgling and most innovative work, specifically both their second and...

Berlin - New album recording begins! Charlie Burchill and Jez Coad set up a portable studio earlier this week whilst in Berlin and in doing so officially started up work on the next Simple Minds studio album. Charlie said “We have so much live work in...