With the new label Rooftop Records launching with a Parr Street studios engineer at the helm, Getintothis’ Adam Lowerson has the exclusive listen to the opening brace of new tracks.
Rooftop Records, a new label founded by Chris Taylor, studio manager at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, is set to launch this month with Singles September. This month long project will see the label release a new track by an emerging Merseyside artist every Friday of the month, beginning this month with Seprona.
Following this, there will be a launch night and showcase for the label at Parr Street’s Studio 2 on October 7, which will see all four acts currently on Rooftop Records’ roster play the intimate venue and a chance for the public to meet the team behind the label.
Singles September will feature the four acts currently on Rooftop Records’ roster, Seprona, Youth Hostel, Red Rum Club and Venus Demilo, who will all release a new single throughout September. You can hear the first two releases from Singles September exclusively below.
The label launch comes as the icing on the cake in what has been a huge year for Parr Street Studios, with a number of notable success stories and acclaimed albums being recorded there, or engineered by Taylor and Parr Street engineer Rich Turvey.
The Coral recorded their latest and widely acclaimed record Distance Inbetween there, Sugarmen were signed up by Seymour Stein to Warner Records after grabbing his attention through their Chris Taylor produced single Plastic Ocean, and most recently, Stockport starlets Blossoms achieved a number one record with their Rich Turvey produced debut LP.
Speaking of this purple patch and the journey it has taken the studio to get there, Chris Taylor told us, “I’m so unbelievably proud of what we’ve achieved. I took on the studio complex with Rich Turvey in 2010 and it was really struggling at that point. I think all of the major studios were finding it difficult, but with the conversion of Studio 2 into a bar in 2007, I think that all the labels assumed Parr Street had completely shut down. It really did take us a couple of years to rebuild Parr Street’s reputation, but I really feel like we’re flying at the moment.
September 9: Seprona – How Much Time
September 16: Youth Hostel – It’s All In Your Head
September 23: Red Rum Club – Everybody’s Friend
September 30: Venus Demilo – Bite My Tongue
- Rooftop Records Singles September with Seprona, Youth Hostel, Red Rum Club and Venus Demilo takes place at Studio 2 on Friday October 7.