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, RM Hubbert, Twilight Sad and Phantom Band all recorded in the new build. More recently we’ve had Deacon Blue come in to record their last three albums, and Mogwai coming back to record their last two. New artists including Amor, Bdy_Prts, Pronto Mama & Catholic Action have also been in recently completing singles & debut albums. Add to that sessions with Calvin Harris (the piano from single ‘Ready For The Weekend’) and Franz Ferdinand’s LCD Soundsystem cover.
We decided it was time to start documenting all of the releases that have come out of Chem19, and so are putting together a database that does just that. Below are a few highlights of the catalogue we’ve played a part in, but look out for a much more comprehensive list in the coming months.