The Distortion Project and Start Together Studio Belfast teamed up to present a unique opportunity for 3 Heavy bands that are based in Northern Ireland. This was an unprecedented chance for 3 acts to record their next album for free and have it released on the newly resurrected Distortion Project Records.
The three chosen bands Skypilot,Bakken & Lock Horns won one week’s studio time plus mastering at Start Together to record their album. The Distortion Project will then release that album on CD, vinyl and digitally through our respective distribution partners and the DPs online shop. In addition, we will organise a sustained PR campaign via our media partners to ensure the release is properly promoted. The band will also receive physical copies to sell themselves. In addition to this, The Distortion Project will provide further help in the form of booking tours, shows and festivals (where possible), to support the release as well as general help and guidance, planning, advice, strategies etc. This will be specific to each band and tailored to suit their needs. All at no cost to the artist in question. This is a start-to-finish, one-stop deal where every aspect of the process is managed and aided by us, from recording the first note to releasing the album, promotion, distribution and touring.
Voodoo Belfast hosted the Distortion Project Records launch party to celebrate this event where the three bands each got the opportunity to flex their proverbial muscle and remind Belfast once again why there were worthy of the opportunity.
This opportunity has been funded by Gary Lightbody and Davy Matchett at Third Bar Artist Development