Old Granada Studios presents Low Four: a new music project based at their iconic Manchester city centre site. The multifaceted project will add to the building’s musical legacy - which includes TV debuts from The Beatles and The Sex Pistols - by hosting, streaming and archiving its own television-style, online music programming.
Boasting a six camera, Ultra High Definition video system, the team will be recording live performances from both established international touring acts and emerging local artists. The inclusion of an audience viewing balcony means that these recordings (along with other special events, concerts and parties) will be made open to members of the public.
Low Four opened in June 2016 and, in its first few months, has featured live performances from Everything Everything, Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), NZCA LINES and the Mercury Prize-nominated contemporary jazz trio GoGo Penguin.
The studio’s larger goal is to reflect and reaffirm Manchester's international reputation for music and youth culture but to also nurture new talent directly; pledging to make regular awards to the city's most promising new musicians by granting free recording time and access to the studio’s production and development team. Application will be open to everyone through the Low Four website.