We thought we’d share some great moments from our sessions at Mac Arts , where we’ve been recording the songs and music for our next release.

Sound Cycle 3 – Weft- New Music From The Borders

Borders Young Creative Jasmine Lowrie has been at many of the sessions and has captured the atmosphere beautifully, with some great shots of many of the artists who have been contributing to the album.We’ll be adding to this gallery as we get new pics so watch this space.

Many thanks to Jasmine, and to all at Mac Arts and Youth Borders for being so supportive of the project. We also need to thank Cashback For Creativity, for funding the sessions. CashBack for Creativity is part of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative, which has seen over £45 million recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act, reinvested back into communities to benefit Scotland’s young people. £3 million has been allocated over three years towards arts, music and dance activities.

For our Third album , Weft, we decided to build a pop up studio in the back Chapel at the brilliant Mac arts Venue in Galashiels. Here’s the room before we set up, all too quiet!It’s got a great acoustic and we’ve been getting some excellent sounds, the room is particularly good for drums and vocals.
Ryan mid take, the band recorded a full EP’s worth of material in the studio,some of which you’ll hear soon.
3 out of 4’s drummer Max about to play a take on one of Evie Archenhold’s songs.
The left hand of Ryan, 3 Out Of Four’s Guitarist.
3 Out of 4 discussing a take.
Sam, lead singer of 3 Out Of 4.
James , Quee, Evie, Max and Sam at the end of a great day recording.
Evie Archenhold rehearses a song, James setting her foldback level.
Rory’s first take .
Rory Gibb recorded a beautiful song, played drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, and sang..here he is rehearsing his drum takes.
Engineer and Producer Quee Macarthur and singer songwriter Erin Highton listen back to her first song.
Ryan , Sam and Max record some backing Vocals.
The youngest musician in the studio, Fin Price, recorded two brilliant songs, both self penned, and played some rocking guitar!
Abbey Brass rocking the house.
Abbey Brass’s percussionist with the mighty Tam Tam!
Abbey Brass filled the studio with an amazing sound, and got some great pieces recorded.
Erin Highton relaxes after a take .
Things got a bit darker when Geckohead arrived to start shaking the rafters with a couple of new tunes..
Geckohead’s Cameron Boak talks to drummer James , whilst preparing for a guide vocal take..his suspected leg fracture didn’t seem to be any handicap to his singing ..
Rory’s Guitar
Rory Overdubbing an acoustic part
Kris BV’s
Rebecca and her cool Capo
Geckohead Rhythm Section
Good Take
That’s a wrap for this week.. More pics to come!
MAC Arts Centre