Oldham College Music & Album Design Project 2022

From the cinematic soundscape of Glass Trees and the anarchic energy of  Green Grass, to the soulful indie vibe of Wave Goodbye, this is the sound of Northern Roots!

Earlier this year, Northern Roots asked Music and Art students at Oldham College to respond to a competitive creative brief and create original music tracks and album cover artwork. They had a choice of themes: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, evoking the natural world of the 160-acre Northern Roots site, and the ‘Secret Lives of Northern Roots’, which celebrates the heritage of the site.

The project builds on Northern Roots’ partnership with Oldham College and our commitment to nurturing emerging talent and giving young people in Oldham a platform to be seen and heard.  The project has contributed to students’ work experience and can be used to support CVs, university applications and job applications going forwards.

We are delighted to showcase our nine winners and hope you enjoy their creativity as much as we have. This is the sound of Northern Roots.

Time Machine
Time Machine
Time Machine
Cross
Cross
Cross
Brew Grass
Brew Grass
Brew Grass
Future
Future
Future
Just Wanna Vibe
Just Wanna Vibe
Just Wanna Vibe
Railway Madness
Railway Madness
Railway Madness
Glass Trees
Glass Trees
Glass Trees
Green Grass
Green Grass
Green Grass
Wave Goodbye
Wave Goodbye
Wave Goodbye