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Production: ‘Wriggle a Little’ by Callum Gardner

I produced and played a mean bass in Gardner’s new single, ‘Wriggle A Little’, which featured an epic guitar solo.

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Producing ‘Wriggle a Little’

I went to the band’s HQ, an old police station in Central London, to record the electric guitars. Using my Focusrite-based mobile rig, I tracked Hugh’s sound using multiple sources, including a lovely XY stereo capture of the large room.

Comping his fantastic solo on the fly allowed me to feel how each take was better than the previous one. The rest of the production, except for the drums, was completed at my Garden Room studio, in Cambridge.

Wriggle a Little describe the mental and physical struggle of a lonely introspective creative, looking for longevity and purpose in their work. The music and groove represents that bread trail of small successes—that momentum we all crave to prove we’re on the right track. Callum Gardner

Music video

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Callum Gardner
vocals and acoustic guitar
Hugh Wheatley
electric guitar, backing vocals
Simone Silvestroni
Arlen Millwall
drums, backing vocals


Written by Callum Gardner / Produced, mixed and mastered by Simone Silvestroni / © 2019 Callum Gardner / ℗ 2019 Minutes to Midnight (sound recording copyright).