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bellies! record at the mill


Last weekend bellies! (a.k.a. debi and Nat, who have lived at the mill for the past 12 months) recorded their new album Sinister World Music at Melin Dolwion.     Sinister World Music is lyrically inspired by the work of Bertolt Brecht and attempts to develop a political language to describe the sinister conditions we are collectively implicated in. Think songs about digital waste, big data, zero hours contracts, attention capture and more (what fun!) Long time friend, collaborator and […]

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Carriages record at the mill


The latest visitors to Melin Dolwion were Bristol/London-based trio Carriages (featuring Markland Starkie, Benjamin Owen and Mark Simms). On a very pleasant mid-July weekend the band came to record their new album. They embraced the mill’s bucolic settings and used the different spaces we have to experiment with recording techniques. Mark Simms, who drums in the band and was also in charge of recording over the weekend explains how he creatively used the space to produce specific audio atmospheres. Mark […]

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Bands rehearse in the mill!


2015 is coming up quickly so it is time to start making your creative plans a reality. Music is a massive part of what we do at the mill, whether that’s our bi-monthly improvisation gatherings, rehearsal or teaching. The mill works best when rhythms are emanating within it, and we really hope to welcome even¬†more people to use our facilities in the new year. It is very rare for bands on low budgets (that’s pretty much most bands, right?) to […]

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