Ninetynine: In The Studio
CAMERON POTTS from Ninetynine fame fills us in on the recording process.
Ninetynine began the day with Head Gap Studio’s Quiet Achiever, Sloth on the drums, tuning the kit to sound like a Russian Tank. We’d done a day at Sing Sing and a little time later, took our tapes to the headquarters of fine recordings, Head Gap, in Preston.
Our Man with the Vibraphone, Barry turns up at the door at 1.30 with a beautiful full-size number from the 60s. Mikes were in place, headphones on, and the day began from there. Ninetynine are recording their first studio album since 2002’s The Process. This time around, there’s more guitar, more fierceness in the keys, and more Zep in the drums.
Cameron doted on the white sofa with Amy in-between takes, both heads in our laptops, while Cameron helped himself to glass after glass of whiskey from the kitchen. (On the rocks!) At this point, it’s over dub central, with Laura and Amy zipping in and out whenever they can, but the album will be signed, sealed and delivered in a few months time.