Nick Launay

Nick Launay is currently one of the most sort after producers in the world due to his success with recent albums by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, and Nick Cave & the bad seeds.
He is among the most prominent producers of the post-punk era, helming records from pivotal acts including: Talking Heads, Public Image Limited (Johnny Rotten), Gang of Four, Killing Joke, Lou Reed, and the Birthday Party.
Launay is known primarily for his passionate approach to recording with emphasis on raw sounds and capturing mood.  In the last 8 years he has produced albums for Supergrass, Mystery Jets, Grinderman, The Cribs (Johnny Marr from the Smiths) and the Last 6 Nick Cave Albums (including Grinderman)
Although from England, Nick also spent 8 years living in Australia, during which time he made some of that country’s most well known albums by Midnight Oil (x3), INXS, and Silverchair (x3).
In interviews he has often expressed his keenness to make music for Films, so his inclusion in this collection was a natural one.