Josienne recorded an EP at Hackney Road Studios in June (all social distancing & local guidelines were followed, before anyone says a thing, studios are tightly controlled spaces & everyone was very careful to make sure ) & it was announced a few days ago.
I took the cover shot & the promotional shots for it, which have proved very popular so far, so I thought I’d collect it all together here in a post, some shots from recording, some failed attempts at the cover and the real thing. Enjoy!
Here’s Josienne & Mike Hillier, the engineer in the breakout room.
This is Matt Robinson (keys) Dave Hamblett (drums) and me (bass) working on parts in the main room.
Here’s Josienne tracking some guitar in the control room.
And here’s Josienne singing into some huge beautiful delicate ancient microphone.
Not sure what Josienne is doing here, but it looks mighty important.
This portrait of Josienne was taken outside the studio.
And that’s me tracking some bass guitar in the dark, for some reason.
Here’s a gallery of shots taken around Hackney during the sessions, a beautiful, quiet time in the city’s roar.
There’s some of the promo shots we made. Josienne had a really specific idea of what she was aiming for, and it was a concept I loved and thought would be perfect. This was the second time around we shot because I wasn’t happy with the lighting the first time. It was hard to get this look and feel, but I reckon we did. Finally, there’s the cover shot. It’s from the same session as the rest. It was an easy scene to photograph.
Here’s a gallery of some unused shots, B-roll from the day, behind the scenes.
And finally, the cover shot. You can see why this one was chosen. The one where it all came together.
The EP is released on Corduroy Punk Records early February on CD, vinyl, digital & streaming. Josienne has distribution which will put the record in all your favourite record shops. Go ask them for a copy now, it’s a real beauty & so much love went into it.