THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE SHINS AND FEIST ARE AMONG ARTISTS TO BE FEATURED IN THE UPCOMING SERIES.
‘From The Basement’ will premiere exclusively on Sky 3D and Sky Arts HD in the UK and in 3D on 3Net and digitally on Crackle in the US this summer with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Feist and The Shins already confirmed to play. Now in it’s third series, the show has previously featured exclusive live performances from a diverse selection of musicians including Radiohead, Beck, Iggy and the Stooges, PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, The Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age and Sonic Youth.
“’From the Basement’ is the sort of immersive music series that we feel is a perfect fit for 3D,’” said Tom Cosgrove, president and CEO, 3net. “Recent advances in stereoscopic technology and 3D production will allow us to deliver a kind of ‘closest to real’ experience featuring some of the most influential artists in music today.’”
“We consider ‘From the Basement’ to be the definitive show for music fans, and we couldn’t be prouder to feature past and upcoming seasons of the series to our viewers,” said Eric Berger, executive vice president, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television. “Nigel and his team have such an affinity for music and such confidence from the artists they work with, and that symbiosis is apparent in what they’re creating on-screen.”
From The Basement is the brainchild of creative talents including multi Grammy winning record producer Nigel Godrich. Long-time Radiohead producer Godrich launched the series originally in 2007 alongside producers Dilly Gent, James Chads and John Woollcombe. Since then the show has attracted increasing attention for its’ breadth of vision coupled with its hugely respectful and empathetic presentation of artists playing at the peak of their power.
Produced by this small group of dedicated individuals, the show has always aimed to focus on definitive live performances from some of the most creative and innovative artists of our time.
Godrich says: “My own personal goal is that in the future some of these performances might be seen as the truest representation of the state of these artists’ work, captured in a way that lets their talents speak – without the interference of presenters or audience”
The new series will launch in the US on the 24/7 3D network 3net and in 2D on Crackle.com – Sony Pictures Entertainment’s multi-platform video entertainment network. Crackle will also feature the first two seasons of the music series via the Crackle site as well as on tablets, mobile and OTT devices.
In the UK, the series will premiere on Sky’s 3D channel and be simulcast in 2D with a return to its home on Sky Arts HD.
Hailed by The Times as “a new breed of music show” and “music TV at its best,” the series will be comprised of six, hour-long installments that are being filmed in Los Angeles and London.
All music in ‘From the Basement’ is produced by Nigel Godrich. Dilly Gent, James Chads, John Woollcombe and Godrich are series producers.
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