blog category created 19 October 2019 written by Taka George
The past year has been a banner year for Monnow Valley, hosting sessions for Busted – Halfway There, Kaiser Chiefs – Duck, Biffy Clyro – Balance, Not Symmetry, The Amazons – Future Dust, Idles – Joy Is Not An Act Of Resistance, Devin Townsend – Empath, as well as lots of material yet to be released. The combination of an excellent residential location, fantastic gear (including a 64 input Neve 8068 with Flying Faders) and an incredible group of people make it one of the best studios in the UK (if not in the world) right now.
Monnow Valley Studio LTD has been a long standing establishment in the industry. Up until recently the studio was sitting on the second tier of recording facilities in the UK. With the new partnership of Andrew Scheps and the ownership of the business transferring into the hands of Tom and Megan Manning the studio has catapulted itself to the top tier. The studio has added a wide and varied range of clients to its’ client list. Notable works; Busted – Half Way There (1/2/19) – UK no. 2 Album, Kaiser Chiefs – Duck (26/7/19) – UK no. 3 Album, IDLES – Joy as an act of resistance (31/8/18) – UK no. 5 Album, Biffy Clyro – Balance, not symmetry (17/5/19) – UK no. 36 Album, UK no. 3 Rock Album, Devin Townsend – Empath (29/3/19) – UK no. 23 Album, The Amazons – Future Dust (24/5/19) – UK no. 5 Monnow Valleys continued progress, repeat custom, equipment acquisitions, unrelenting maintenance and customer service present the studio as one of the best in Europe and thoroughly deserved of recognition