Looking Back At our RouteNote Sessions

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Whilst We Wait For Our RouteNote Sessions To Return We Look At Our Past Favourites

The RouteNote Sessions started back in 2018 and was very much a passion project with the aim of putting more power in the hands of artists. The idea was to create a high quality and well produced live studio session at no cost to the artist. Giving them yet another piece of material or asset for them to use for promotion, whether that was for a gig, new release or just in general. The sessions also highlighted the amazing talent, through a variety of genres that operate in Cornwall and further afield. Strengthening just how important musical creativity is and how important it is to give these artists a platform to shine. 

The sessions ran weekly during 2018 and the majority of 2019 but due to the pandemic these have had to temporarily cease. In addition to this RouteNote has also been looking at travelling further afield to undertake festival\live music sessions, not to mention bespoke on location sessions. Now, like everyone else, we eagerly await the return of live music and when it does expect plenty of amazing sessions from a variety of artists. 

Whilst we wait, we’ve been going through our past sessions, picking out our most memorable sessions. Of course all of them have been fantastic but a few will always have a special place in our hearts. 


School Disco

The DIY psych\garage rock band from Brighton graced our studio and certianly left their mark. It’s a session chock full of frantic riffs and pure garage rock energy.


Ronnie Cook & Friends

The Falmouth based artist hit the studio and instantly wowed us all with his velvety, soulful vocals and groovy guitar play. His music is a brilliant combination of soul, jazz, rock n roll and blues all wrapped up into one stunning contemporary package.


Tinnedfruit

When talking about music in Cornwall it is almost guaranteed that the Tinnedfruit boys will appear in conversation. The garage rock outfit are known for their chaotic, high energy live shows, they’re legendary in the Cornish scene. The live session captures the bands energetic and alluring sound perfectly.


Charlotte Lloyd-Butler

The Cornish based artist arrived with her band to give an outer worldly performance. Her stunning vocals shine through the impressive compositions. It’s a heartfelt, emotive and incredibly stunning performance.


Rash Decision 

Get ready to have your ears melted with the Rash Decision session. It’s 12 minutes of thrash/hardcore punk that is unrelenting in it’s high octane energy. *Warning, you may require a neck brace post watch due to headbanging*.


Milo Gore

Forming at Falmouth University the band quickly took the local scene by storm. In fact, they became an integral part of it due to their work as a band and through their label/events company Red Van Records. Their session boasted the bands anthemic, emotive indie sound and the brutally raw and honest songwriting.


L I P S

These guys may have gone off the radar recently but their session still remains as possibly one of the best. It’s a dreamy soundscape that is elevated by sickly sweet vocals, it’s hard not to fall in love with their music.


WAXX

Another Cornish act that is legendary for their explosive and wildly fun sound. The duo always come crashing through with a large sound that is impressive for just two people. If you’re looking for a mid-week, punk rock pick me up then we urge you to check out their session.


Mia Tuesday 

The dreamy pop duo consisting of sisters Mia and Tuesday blend dreamy soundscapes with angelic vocal harmonies, creating a warm and endearing atmosphere. It’s heartfelt music that is good for the soul and their session is personification of that.


Tugboat Captain

There is one word that stands out when thinking about this indie collective, fun. They’re full of positive vibes, good energy and catchy rhythms. It’s hard not to be enamoured by this band’s energy. We guarantee you will fall in love with them after watching their session.


Pattern Pusher

The Exeter based band are also merchants of fun, bringing a funky indie hybrid to the table. Synths rush over a groovy bass whilst soulful vocals sour through. It is virtually impossible to not feel the urge to dance when listening to them. They’re a band fully dedicated to their craft and it’s clear to see how much they enjoy it, it’s very infectious.


Martin Harley

The roots and blues guitarist has built up a strong global audience, no doubt due to his impressive guitar skills and prowess as a slide guitarist. It’s a wonderful slice of Americana that is driven by it’s delicate vocals. Pour yourself a whiskey, get comfortable and enjoy Martin’s session.

Music journalist and photojournalist based in Cornwall.

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