Creative Break artist release single on new college label

The first single by new college label ‘Become One Music‘ has been released on a number of major digital platforms.

The track is the fruit of a collaborative project between New College Lanarkshire students in Sound Production and Music Business, conceived during a hectic week of recording as part of the Creative Break in January 2018.

Alek McMillan, one of the Sound Production students involved, spoke of the challenges in recording the track:

“It was great to be put outside of our comfort zone in dealing with a style of music we were not used to. I’m really pleased with the final result and happy to see it being released as a single”

Press release and ways to listen are below:

Little Things You Do is the debut release from 17-year-old Glaswegian Kelsey Jones.

Written as a direct thank you to her mother ‘Little Things You Do’ is a heart felt message to someone who has always been there and gone that extra mile. Throughout the song Kelsey emphasises this support and bond perhaps best surmised in the line, “while your own battles are in front of your eyes and you are still trying to win mine.” A continuous reaffirmation of the often under-appreciated act of selfless love.

As a totally self-taught musician, Kelsey has until recently had no formal musical training, picking up songs on her guitar and ukulele from YouTube. From hours and hours of processing songs she slowly began to craft them into her own versions, posting these online from the age of 14.

Mining a repertoire delving from Elvis to Whitney Houston and The 1975 to Nirvana and Radiohead, Kelsey has over the last three years, honed her craft into penning and performing her own solo material. This has resulted in recent gigs at Glasgow’s Classic Grand and open mic sessions at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and the Amethyst.

Now with her debut release, Kelsey Jones searches for the romanticism in everyday life. Whilst her poetic lyricism shines through, Kelsey instinctively believes, “the music always comes first.”


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Ross McFarlane Guest Lecture

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BA Commercial Sound students were delighted to welcome world renowned Scottish session drummer Ross McFarlane to the studios at Cumbernauld Campus.

Ross has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has drummed with luminaries such as Texas, The Proclaimers, Stilstskin, Justin Currie, Jon Fratelli, Codeine Velvet Club, Mull Historical Society, Isobel Campbell, Ian McCulloch and Kate Nash.

Ross, fresh from finishing a world tour with Texas, took part in a full day of drum recording, imparting his expert technical advice on the degree students. This was followed by an in-depth Q & A session where Ross gave a very refreshing insight into the industry as it stands today, as well as his life as a freelance/session musician.

Group Photo Ross

New HN Creative Sound Production Course at NCL

Academic year 2018/19 will see the launch of a new HN Year 1 course to be run at both NCL’s Cumbernauld and Coatbridge campuses. The new HNC promises to redefine the teaching and course content of Creative Sound Production with the aim of remaining at the cutting edge of industry training and preparation for the continually evolving opportunities now available for sound engineers. Course content will include projects that combine skill-sets through a range of disciplines and involve productions and opportunities both on campus and off, working on joint ventures alongside other creative media departments within the college as well as utilising the ever growing list of external partnerships.

Applications for the new HNC Sound Production course for 2018/19 are open now and can be completed online.

Degree students visit STV

Students of  BA Commercial Sound Production at New College Lanarkshire and UWS got an opportunity to visit the post production facilities at STV in Glasgow last Friday.

Head sound designer and mixer Donald MacLeod entusiastically showed students around the facilities which include a state-of-the-art surround sound mixing suite and a Foley performance room.

Donald, who has his name to a number of high profile TV shows at STV, including Taggart and Antiques Roadtrip, was also able to give insight into the sound design workflow, collaborative aspects with other departments and showed them his secret favourite Foley prop (a horses bit!)

The visit will no doubt inspire the students as they continue to tackle their post production project of semester 2.

Apply Now

Applications are now being considered for our 2018/19 course programmes due to commence in August. The Creative Sound & Music Production department offer courses at every qualification level from NC through to Degree level with content that covers a diverse range of topics and projects including; studio production, live sound engineering, audio post-production, game audio, location recording etc.