RECORDING our first ever session just two years ago with The Imagineers, 2013 saw our team capture some awesome moments with bands up close and personal in Tenement TV’s front room. As well as sessions recorded at TTV HQ and on location at Wickerman festival, we recorded live gigs with Public Enemy, The View, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier and Charles Bradley live at the O2 ABC Glasgow. We also become part of T in the Park’s 20th year in the summer, filming T Break bands at the infamous T Break stage.

Here, we take a look at a year of sessions-

Bastille dropped by Tenement TV in March to record this session which includes hit single Pompeii and Laura Palmer. The session also includes Bad Blood taken from their 2013 debut album Bad Blood. The four piece use percussion, keys and acoustic guitar in this stunning session, showing off shivering harmonies. Watch

Kodaline enjoyed great success with their singles Love Like This and High Hopes- the latter a number one hit for them in their home country of Ireland. The four-piece play with great emotion during this feel-good session. Watch

It all got a bit intense when the outstanding vocals from Local Natives filled Tenement TV HQ, the five piece squeezing in their full band to this brilliant set. Starting with the breathtaking You & I, the band also treated us to Breakers and Ceilings. Goosebumps. Watch

Girl boy duo Honeyhoney brought some Nashville blues to Tenement TV last month, playing the emotional LA River,  Ben Jaffe took to the electric guitar for Thin Line and the final track Big Man saw the stunning Suzanne Santo treat us to a violin instrumental. Watch

Taking time out from their tour with Jake Bugg, English brothers William, Ollie and Timothy stopped by to record a session under The Family Rain. Their blues rock session featured Binocular, powerful track Trust Me I’m A Genius and Don’t Waste Your Time On Me. Lead vocalist William has a distinctive tone to his voice meaning this session is gripping from the first chord strummed. Watch

During the summer we recorded backstage sessions at Wickerman festival, capturing intimate live sets with The Temperance Movement, Admiral Fallow and Hektor Bizerk. Backstage in a festival yurt, bands dropped by throughout the weekend for some of the best sessions we have witnessed. Watch

Scottish Album of the Year winner RM Hubbert showed off his technical skills in his session, recording tracks Bolt, Dec 11 and Go Slowly. Putting on a mesmerising display of guitar work, RM Hubbert shows just why he was the critics choice. Watch

The Kinks were brought to Glasgow in the summer when Tribes recorded a fantastic rendition of the classic Sunny Afternoon. Although the band released new material this year and played festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park, they sadly announced their split in the winter. We feel privileged we captured this first. Watch

Southern American rockers The Weeks recorded their tracks Thief In My Mouth, Ain’t My Stop and King-Sized Death Bed. With whiskey-soaked vocals and peaks of melody, The Weeks session is a true highlight of 2013. Watch

LA indie pop band Youngblood Hawke squeezed their six piece band into Tenement TV to record their tracks Stars, Forever and We Come Running. Their catchy melodies and harmonies mean its hard to take your eyes off of this session. Watch

Number-one selling artist Passenger gave fans a treat with an intimate recording of his chart-topping single Let Her Go and LP track Travelling Alone. Tenement TV also released a secret session with the artist a few months later, a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark- a stripped-down, delicate rendition of one of artist Mike Rosenberg’s favourite songs. Watch

Young star Lucy Rose took to the front room to record first track Shiver. Since releasing her debut album in 2012, the singer-songwriter has toured around with just her guitar and angelic vocals in-tow. Rose enlists the help of fellow musicians for a wonderful recording of Red Face and Middle of the Bed- and with the added instruments and harmonies it becomes a breathtaking ten minutes. Watch

Josh Record’s rendition of his single For Your Love becomes breathtaking through the harrowing harmonies in the band and intimate recording of the song. Record went onto play T in the Park in the summer following recording this session. Watch

With the atmospheric snow falling outside of the large bay windows, Lewis Watson sings a perfect set to match the weather. Once Before is perfectly emotional, while his single Into The Wild changes the tempo. Watson finishes with love song Little Darling. Watch

Sheffield’s The Crookes treated fans to an acoustic version of The Cooler King and I Love You Bridge; their upbeat set features wondrous guitar playing and awesome harmonies to boot. Watch