A YOUNG band is building a recording studio in a bid to revitalise a town’s music scene.

Imogen Storey, 23, James Duckworth, 21 and Ben Cross, 27,of the Accrington band Novustory are building a recording studio and control room in Thwaites House, Railway Road, Blackburn.

Esche Haus Audio will be run by the alt-rock trio in an attempt to attract more bands to the town centre so they do not have to travel to cities including Manchester and Liverpool to record.

Miss Storey, from Clayton-le-Moors said: “We teamed up with Pete who runs the Cathedral Studios rehearsal space, because there is a lot of bands going to Manchester to record singles as there is just nowhere to record professionally in Blackburn.

“We want to offer an all-round experience for young, up-and-coming bands, and shout about Blackburn’s music scene by working in collaboration with businesses and venues like Electric Church and the Blackburn Music Academy.”

Miss Storey says she is passionate about helping other young bands so that they do not end up in debt trying to make it in the business.

“Normally, a band would go to one studio to rehearse, another to record, and then they’d go somewhere for album or single artwork, and somewhere else to do the video.

“It costs a lot for young bands and it’s not always achievable, so we want to offer a service where they can get all this in one go.”

The Royal Northern College of Music student, whose band has played and toured all over Europe, said she wants to make being in a band accessible.

She said: “We want to offer a quality experience.

“We’ve got all our own equipment including amps and control boards and we’ve got our first band booked in at the beginning of November.”

Work began on the studio just over two weeks ago and the recording space is due to officially open in next month.

For more information visit the Esche Haus Audio Facebook page.