What's it all about

NEW College Lanarkshire is looking for up-and-coming bands and singer-songwriters to take part in its Creative Break initiative. The innovative week-long project involves students of Sound Production and Television courses creating music videos for four selected acts in just four days. And they are looking for emerging talent who would like to record in state-of-the-art studios at the College’s Cumbernauld Campus.

The fourth annual Creative Break takes place from April 18 until 21. Interested bands or artists are required to be available daytimes from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th April.

Students have previously produced videos for:

  • Kill Surrrf
  • Chris Ashton (who was a contestant on last year’s X Factor)
  • Light Arrows,
  • Pioneers of Anaesthetic
  • Black Swamp Villains.

Almost 40 students from the Faculty of Computing & Creative Industries will have classes suspended to take part in the project. They will be split into four teams and tasked with producing an engaging promotional music video. The musicians involved will record a single with Sound Production students, before going on location with Television students to shoot a video for the track. By the end of the week, the videos will be ready for release and will be posted online.

The Cumbernauld Campus’s purpose-built recording studios have been professionally designed and house more than £300,000 worth of the latest, industry-standard music technology equipment. The studio complex consists of three control rooms servicing two studios. The main studio can accommodate a small orchestra while the smaller room can comfortably hold a six-piece rock band.