Sidestepper – Richard Blair

In 1993 Richard Blair was invited to Colombia to work with Toto La Momposina. He’d previously worked on Toto’s La Candela Viva album during his time as an engineer at… Read more


Rough Trade recommends: Gary Clark Jnr – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

I am not one who is impressed with guitar virtuosity. In fact I find too much twiddling really off putting, and maybe some of Gary Clark Jnr.’s debut had too… Read more

Music box

Music Box

Hannah Peel first came to recognition in 2010 with her mesmerizing, hand-punched, ‘music box’ EP Rebox (featuring covers of 80’s bands Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, New Order). Her solo career… Read more

PJ Harvey ‘Recording in Progress’ live reviews roll in...

PJ Harvey reviews

PJ Harvey spent February recording her new album llve in front of an audience at London’s Somerset House. And that audience got to hear the whole process through Bowers & Wilkins… Read more


Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

Now everyone loves Gregory Porter. Liquid Spirit is his third album, and his first on the prestigious Blue Note label. I bought his debut album, ‘Water’, on the Motema Music… Read more

Radiophonic Workshop at Real World Studios

The extraordinary Radiophonic Workshop album, in the band’s own words, track by track.

We’ve had a lot of unusual and inspiring albums this year on Society of Sound, not least Laura Mvula’s orchestral version of her debut, Sing To The Moon, or the… Read more

Cara Dillon by Roger Sargent

Cara Dillon chooses her top five favourite tracks.

Cara Dillon’s new album, A Thousand Hearts, is available exclusively to Society of Sound members in 24-bit studio quality. Band member and partner Sam Lakeman told us “To me there… Read more

Ashley Beedle Womad 2014 -® Marc Aitken 2014

Film: What we did this summer – Society of Sound stage at WOMAD 2014

Bowers & Wilkins took their Sound System to WOMAD to celebrate the art of listening. We know not everyone could come so we’ve condensed the three days of talks, performances… Read more

Tom Cawley, Joshua Blackmore and Sam Burgess at Real World Studios. Credit: York Tillyer

Tom Cawley on recording ‘Captive’ for Society of Sound

The distinctive sound of Curios owes all to the group’s chemistry and the unrivalled interplay between the musicians. Formed by pianist and composer Tom Cawley, we asked him about their… Read more