In 2008, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard were invited to film an early rehearsal session with Grinderman, a new band formed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. The band kicked out the jams in a tiny basement studio, joined on percussion and backing vocals by Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream. When Grinderman released their follow-up album in 2011, a second session was filmed, this time at the legendary RAK Studios.
Since that first session, Iain & Jane went on to produce a series of regular live film sessions for the 4AD record label. These included Bon Iver with two grand pianos in the mighty Air Studios, St. Vincent at Shangri-La Studios in Brooklyn, Daughter with a ten-piece classical ensemble and Gang Gang Dance in a custom-built infinity room inside a barn in the heart of rural England. The 4AD Sessions became a mainstay of the label, with many important artists featuring, including Future Islands, Efterklang, Iron & Wine and Camera Obscura.