Tucked away on a back street in the Ropewalks, Parr Street Studios have been working behind the scenes to capture musical moments for the past quarter of a century. To celebrate their 25th year in operation in style, throughout 2017, the team there invited 25 artists from across the spectrum of Liverpool’s music scene to spend a day in the studio to record a new track. Though the studio is sometimes mentioned in the same breath as some of the larger-than-life artists who’ve recorded there – Coldplay, Rihanna, and most recently Justin Bieber – the 25 Years of Parr Street videos represent a time capsule of the wealth of local talent in and around Liverpool today. Cue BARBEROS – the polyrhythmic noise-fanatics who arrived at the studio with a choir of spandex clad friends in tow to record a one off collaborative version of The Ladius. Watch at your own peril below.

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You can check out the rest of the 25 Years of Parr Street Studios videos, including sessions with L100 x No Fakin’, She Drew The Gun and more, here.


Film and Edit: Rob Godfrey

Title Music: St Jude the Obscure

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