Spirit Sessions: Saytr Play

Jenni Growcott

Students, Joe Cross and Satyr Play in Spirit Studio.

Most notably known for his work with The Courteeners and Hurts, producer Joe Cross recently brought up-and-coming Manchester-based band, Saytr Play into our Spirit Studio to record their new single, Bang Average.

Final year students from our Sound Engineering & Design and Studio & Live Music Production courses; Lois Goswell, Miles Wimbleton, Euan Toms, Tom Ashby and John Kean,  assisted with the recording session and spoke to Joe about the way he produces tracks.

With his foot firmly in the industry, Joe has worked with likes of Lana Del Rey, Little Boots, Zoot Woman and La Roux.

After dropping their new single, Saytr Play landed themselves a spot on Spotify’s New Music UK playlist. Often likened to The Strokes, The Vaccines and Catfish & the Bottlemen, the future looks bright for Saytr Play.

Following its success, the band are set to play a headline show at Gorilla later this month.

This was a fantastic opportunity for students to gain practical experience, as well as work on a professional release.

Thank you to Joe Cross and Satyr Play for coming into our studios. We can’t wait to see what comes next for you.