Rockin’ Christmas for students

The Final Throes  - Picture 5 (L-R): Sam Rawling, 17, Brighouse; James Bland, 18, from Huddersfield; Jacob Row, 19, from Huddersfield; Luke Scott, 17, from Mirfield.
The Final Throes - Picture 5 (L-R): Sam Rawling, 17, Brighouse; James Bland, 18, from Huddersfield; Jacob Row, 19, from Huddersfield; Luke Scott, 17, from Mirfield.

Music students from Brighouse will have people rocking round the tree this Christmas with a new three track EP.

Sam Rawling, aged 17 and Connor Scotford, aged 19, are among a group of music technology students from Kirklees College who have released the new EP Woof Trade Vol 1 in time for the festive season.

Murky Water (clockwise from left): Connor Scotford, 19, Brighouse; Lewis Winslade, 18, Liversedge; Joe Laycock, 18, Fixby, Huddersfield; Andrew Wilkinson, 19, Golcar, Huddersfield

Murky Water (clockwise from left): Connor Scotford, 19, Brighouse; Lewis Winslade, 18, Liversedge; Joe Laycock, 18, Fixby, Huddersfield; Andrew Wilkinson, 19, Golcar, Huddersfield

Sam is a member of the five-piece funk band The Final Throes, who have contributed the song Hurricanes, and Connor is a member of Murky Water.

The EP is the first in a series of compilations showcasing the talents of music technology students and it is available to download from iTunes.

It features three tracks written and performed by music students from the college and produced by music technology students.

Music tutor Graham Lees said: “We hope that this first release will allow our learners to get their songs out into the world and head by the listening public. It is a genuinely exciting process for the students to be involved in and gives them a real world insight into many aspects of the music industry.”

The EP was released at the college’s annual Xmastock event in Huddersfield yesterday, Wednesday. Taking part at the live gig were Tara and the Wolves, Murky Water and the Final Throes.

Kirklees College has professional-level recording studios and rehearsal rooms, used for BTEC courses.

Baker Records, a new record label run by music technology staff and students, is behind the EP’s release.

The label provides a platform for students and the wider community to release original songs worldwide.

Local band and artists who are interested in featuring in a future music compilation should contact the music department on 01484 437000 or visit www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk