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New 4AD Session Airs. Band Win Tartan Clef Award.

25th November 2013
New 4AD Session Airs. Band Win Tartan Clef Award.

Ending 2013 on a high, Camera Obscura today star in the latest edition of the 4AD Sessions series, whilst also celebrate winning a Tartan Clef at the Scottish Music Awards.

The band's 4AD Session was filmed in their hometown of Glasgow, at the Tron Theatre, whose 16th century clock tower is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks.

Directed by seasoned 4AD Session collaborators Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the pair knew exactly how best to present cuts from the act’s most recent album, Desire Lines, released earlier this year; “The idea behind the session was pure and simple - Camera Obscura are a perfect band, they record their songs all playing live together and there's a beautiful, unblemished chemistry in that unity.”

Shot as the band were about to head off on a US tour, Tracyanne was heavily pregnant at the time, with her bump growing over the shoot as the baby re-positioned. For the session Iain and Jane made a large backdrop of the silvery tree-scape from the album cover and then set the band in front.

At the weekend, the band received the prestigious King Tuts Songwriting Award as part of the Tartan Clef Awards, held annually by Nordoff-Robbins to celebrate the great and good within the Scottish music industry, as well as to raise awareness of their noble work.

Watch the full session below or by clicking here:

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