Low Four is a new online music platform, studio, streaming live performance, and event space at Manchester’s fabled Old Granada studios. The acoustically impressive space, first built in 1956, had only been renovated once before in 1979. The studios hosted the historic television debuts of artists as wide ranging as the Beatles, Gene Vincent, and the Sex Pistols and also created film and television soundtracks, including Brideshead Revisited and Sherlock. Now updated and reborn as Low Four, the space was officially broken in by Everything Everything, who brought their catchy anxiety-fueled indie rock to the historic venue last week with a five-song set: Blast Doors, Kemosabe, Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread, The Wheel, and Distant Past.
“We loved it. It’s technologically up-to-date but they’ve maintained the original character,” says Everything Everything’s Jeremy Pritchard. “It’s a great sounding room. The experience of live streaming was new to us, and we enjoyed the way it felt like half way between a recorded session and a live gig, since there was an audience on the balcony. We would definitely come back.”