Shortly after Christmas 2012, Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six gathered in a house on the south coast of England. Living and working together in their home-based studio, they spent eighteen days recording the songs that would eventually become Youth – and Louis kept a diary.
“One of the great luxuries of recording like this is being able to try out ideas in a relaxed way. However big the budget there is always a ‘time is money’ factor inherent in hiring a studio (‘we’re paying for this place so hurry up!’); it tends to lead to an unhelpful ‘that will do’ attitude. In my experience, clock-watching can utterly and incurably poison a record. In our Bedlam House we are no richer in time, but at least money is not too much of a limiting factor for once.”
(Studio photos by Sara Harris and band members)