TN:52 Sports Team & Burke Reid (Mercury Prize Nominated)

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TN:52 Sports Team & Burke Reid (Mercury Prize Nominated)

Tuesday, 22 September

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In this episode, John heads over to Sports Team HQ to catch up with Oli, Rob and producer Burke Reid, to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced their Mercury nominated debut album ‘Deep Down Happy’.

With DIY demos and a bag of stems, Oli, Rob and Burke break apart what goes into creating the band’s signature raucous sound. We’re treated to tales of sleeping in rehearsal rooms, sneaking into studios and mixing at the kitchen table. Burke talks us through some of his tricks of the trade, from managing the chaos of recording the band while they all still had day jobs, to making simple repeated things sound new and exciting.

Listen to hear why they like to annoy Alex during his vocal takes, which stock Logic drummer has become an integral part of the band’s writing process and how they tailor their live sets so no one goes to the bar.


Tracks discussed:  Kutcher, Here It Comes Again, Fishing 


Listen to 'Deep Down Happy' here.

'Deep Down Happy' - Big Desert Records, Universal Music Operations Limited



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