Alan Smyth is a music producer from Sheffield, England. He has worked with a number of bands, including Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Reverend and The Makers, The Long Blondes, Milburn, Richard Hawley, The Fever Club, The Scaramanga Six, Smokers Die Younger, Monkey Swallows the Universe, The Lodger, Little Man Tate, 65daysofstatic, Little Lost David, Albany, Dead Like Harry, The Silverfish, The Magi, Dead World Leaders, Little Ze, Jack's Attic, Smiling Ivy, Pink Sharabang and The Hurriers. He works from his own studio in the city, 2fly Studios.
In 1986, whilst working in Fon Studios, Sheffield, in a 54-hour marathon session he engineered and mixed the Age of Chance - Kisspower Remix (the first UK cut'n'paste record, beating "Say Kids, What Time Is It?" by about six months).
Between 1986 and 1992 he was part of the Indie C&W outfit, Don Valley & The Rotherhides (in which all the members were named after areas of Sheffield), whose songs included 'Thatcher's Dead'. He also played guitar and performed backing vocals in the 1990s Sheffield guitar band Seafruit. Seafruit's single Looking For Sparks was used for a while on Sky Sports' football coverage.
- Sturdy, Mark. Truith & Beauty: The Story of Pulp. London, UK: Omnibus, 2003. 431.
- Strong, M.C. The Great Indie Discography, 2nd Ed. Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate, 2003.
- Alan Smyth discography at MusicBrainz
- Sheffield telegraph interview
- Don Valley & The Rotherhides archive site
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