Revered as one of the UK’s most famous residential recording studios, Monnow Valley in South Wales has been used by artists including Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Biffy Clyro, the Stone Roses, Manic Street Preachers and Oasis. More recently, Idles recorded their 2018 second LP, ‘Joy As an Act of Resistance’, at the institution.
The facility began operating in 1975 and originally provided a rehearsal space for the neighbouring better known Rockfield Studios, created by brothers Charles and Kingsley Ward, from which it split in 1987 with Charles turning it into an independent studio.
Having been put on the market in December 2019 with the deadline for a buyer gone, plans will be put in motion to redevelop the studio and its 2.5-acre riverside property into holiday lets.
The studio featured in the recent BBC film Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm.