Chem19 has played host to an incredible number of artists since opening in 1997. From the first Chemikal Underground recordings of Delgados, Arab Strap, Bis, Aereogramme and Mogwai, all recorded in the original incarnation of the studio, we’ve since gone on to see classic albums from King Creosote, Admiral Fallow, Twilight Sad and Phantom Band all recorded in the new build. More recently we’ve had Deacon Blue come in to record their latest album, and Mogwai coming back to record their last two. Add to that sessions with Calvin Harris (the piano from single ‘Ready For The Weekend’) and Franz Ferdinand’s LCD Soundsystem cover and you begin to get a picture of a studio with a pretty special history.
We decided it was time to start documenting all of the releases that have come out of Chem19, and have put together a database that does just that. Below are a few highlights of the catalogue we’ve played a part in, but to the right you can see a more comprehensive list of all of the artists that have released records recorded with us. Click on any one to see details of what they recorded, who worked on it and who released it. We’re still adding to this list all the time and look forward to making it as complete as we can. So if you recorded at Chem19 and can’t find your own release here – please just get in touch to tell us and we’ll get it sorted.