Local band gets to work with Grammy-winning producer after impressing him

5 April 2013 / 3 years 6 months ago

Fresh off a North American tour that saw them play the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, last month, home-grown quartet The Sam Willows have already racked up another accomplishment.According to a report on My Paper, the band stepped into Yellow Box Studios in Ubi View to record a song, Glasshouse, under the tutelage of Grammy-winning producer Steve Lillywhite on Tuesday (Apr 2). Lillywhite, a Briton who has produced for bands like U2 and The Rolling Stones, chose to work with the band after spending time on Monday with four home-grown outfits.The opportunity is the icing on the cake for the quartet, adding to the experience of performing, and attending panel discussions, at SXSW. There, they got to listen to “some of the greatest minds in the music industry dish out invaluable anecdotes‘, said band member Benjamin Kheng, 22.The Sam Willows, together with Monster Cat, Atlas and sub:shaman, had been shortlisted by non-profit organisation the Singapore Music Society (SGMUSO) to work with New York-based Lillywhite, 58. The bands all got sessions with him.But according to The Sam Willows’ manager, the band was the only one to be selected to actually have a song produced with him.Lillywhite is in town to speak at the launch of SGMUSO’s new platform, Soundcheck, on Friday.

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