FilmBrighton based band Chappaqua Wrestling are the first of four BBC Music Introducing acts that have been given the opportunity to record two tracks at Abbey Road Studios.
Recorded, mixed and mastered across three days, the two tracks Cry Every Time and Football were then premiered on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio One show on Sunday night (24 Feb). Abbey Road engineer John Barrett was at the helm for the producing and mixing process in the Gatehouse studio, assisted by Andy Maxwell, with mastering duties taken on by Christian Wright in Room Five.
Behind-the-scenes with Chappaqua Wrestling
Watch Chappaqua Wrestling behind-the-scenes at Abbey Road and talk to us about their experience:Speaking of the partnership, Huw Stephens said:
“These sessions at Abbey Road, I think they’re gonna be very special. I invited Chappaqua Wrestling down because they're one of the best new bands I've heard recently. They experiment, they've got huge melodies and really something interesting going on, and I look forward to hearing what everyone records at these legendary studios for BBC Music Introducing.”
Chappaqua Wrestling spoke to Huw Stephens on air at BBC Radio One on 24 February:
“The whole place is just quite magical. It really gets your mind in gear. There's no room for mucking around. As soon as you get in there, you can feel who's walked in those steps and you don't waste any time. It was a real step up for us to go into Abbey Road, going from DIY to the full opposite end of the spectrum. We were nervous and excited!”
Cry Every Time, recorded at Abbey Road, is available to stream now.