About this project
PANIC ROOM are the Award-Winning UK rock band who are famed for their epic, breathtaking music... and phenomenal Live shows!
Their most recent album 'Incarnate' hit the Top 10 of the Independent Album Charts, and was hailed as 'a masterpiece' - which confirmed their position as one of the hottest British bands of the moment.
Now, PANIC ROOM have decided to record a very special Acoustic Album for their fans!
Featuring material from all 4 of their critically-acclaimed albums, the band will explore each song in a brave new way - stripping back the layers, and exposing the bare, beautiful essence. And in some cases, giving them a quirky new angle that you won't expect!
This will be a raw, intimate, 'close-up' and surprising look at some of Panic Room's most well-loved songs...
The plan is to record this album in March-April 2015, ready for release in June 2015.
(Making it perfect for those summer parties! :o)
★ But we need YOUR HELP!…
The band are launching this album-project as a Kickstarter Campaign, which means that we need to raise all of our target up front before the album can be made!
We've set a target of £8000, which covers every part of the process - from studio recording to mixing, mastering, production & manufacture.
And we need to raise this by 20th March, in order for the album to go ahead!
This is how it works - you simple choose from the list of 'Rewards' on this page (see right) - and if we reach our target, your payment will go through after the campaign-end date (20th March)… and you will receive your product from us in June! (if not before)
We have a very wide selection of packages available - something for everyone!
The Rewards include:
• The standard Album CD (or download)
• Deluxe Edition - CD + bonus DVD of studio footage & performances, signed, and with your name in the credits!
• Bronze package : the Deluxe Album + Exclusive T-Shirt!
• Silver package : the Deluxe Album + Beautiful 40-page PhotoBook• Gold package: the Deluxe Album + both T-Shirt + PhotoBook• Platinum package: the Deluxe Album, T-Shirt, PhotoBook, + a stunning handwritten lyric (by Anne-Marie Helder).
NB: All of the T-Shirt packages are available as a '+PLUS' option too - perfect if you are ordering as a couple!
We also have 2 very exclusive offers, which the band have Never done before! :
★ The Ultimate Song Dedication : Panic Room will film an EXCLUSIVE performance of one of their songs, and dedicate it to you on-screen!(Or dedicate it to a special person of your choosing)
★ The Ultimate Performance : Get the band round to your house!
If you've ever dreamt of having Panic Room play in your living-room, then this one's for you! Enjoy a personal performance, or get up to 20 friends around & share the experience!
….We hope you'll find your perfect Reward from our list!!!
★ HOW IT WORKS:
- No money will be taken from your account / card until the Target (£8,000) is successfully reached.
- If the campaign fails (boo!) you will not be charged a penny.
- But if the campaign succeeds (hooray!!!)… all payments will be processed just after the 'end' date - 20th March.
- If we should go OVER our target of £8,000 is (double hooray!!!)… then these extra profits will be poured straight back into the band's work - funding future albums, tours, and all-important promotion.
- You can watch our progress every day on this page! But we will also keep you informed with 'Project Updates' here, on Facebook/Twitter, and of course our Mailing-List…
(If you're not on the Panic Room Mailing-List yet - Join here! : www.panicroom.org.uk )
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!
★ WHAT THE BAND SAY:
We're hope you're as excited as we are about this new Acoustic Album! We've been listening to you, and we know that this is something that you really wanted - we were blown away by the response to the acoustic versions of tracks which we played on our 2014 Tour! And we were inundated with requests to record them. So…. that's exactly what we're going to do!
With this new acoustic album, we really want to go in and capture some incredible, intimate versions of songs we know will work brilliantly in a stripped-back style. Taking away all the layers and exposing a song in its bare 'naked' form can be a risk, and a test of your songwriting - but then, we've always liked taking risks!
There are some tracks which we already know will work brilliantly as acoustic versions... and others that we're sure to surprise people with!
This will be an album full of Panic Room material, cherry-picked from albums 1-4… But they will be totally unique versions, recorded in brand new studio sessions - so it'll be nothing like you've heard before!
We want to record these tracks 'live' in the studio, all playing together, so you'll really get that feeling of 'being there' with the band, up close and personal. Sharing in that special vibe and energy of Panic Room!
It's scary but also a lot of fun to 'strip back' your songs like this, and explore their raw essence… and we predict a lot of musical mischief!
There will be moments of magic, mystery… and general mayhem!
The Acoustic Album (title yet to be confirmed!) will be released on the band's own label - Firefly Music - so the cost of making the album will have to be raised by the band itself. And that's why we're choosing KickStarter to help us fund this album - for the first time ever!
We really believe in the power of 'crowd-funded' projects, and we find it hugely inspiring to see so many musical / artistic projects now getting off the ground, thanks to the passionate support of their friends and fans.
It's heartwarming to see that the world still values music, art, and everything creative… and people are keen to help these special things survive!
It's actually the way that art & music used to be created, centuries ago - it was all done through the support and backing of various patrons, who would get involved from the start and support the artists throughout their project.
But now, we live in a time when it's really tough to make a career in music - let alone make a profit! - and each album we make is a huge investment, and a risk. It's a dive into the unknown.
But with crowd-funding projects, we can successful take away that element of risk!
Because by setting a target to reach - an amount that we know will cover all of the essential costs - we can then work towards hitting that target. And it is ONLY if we reach our target that we will start to make the album!
(If we fall short, then we don't begin the album, and no-one has lost any money - because no payments will be processed unless we reach the full target of £8,000).
Of course, what we want more than anything is to reach our shining target!!! ;oD And we really hope that YOU will help us to get there - by pledging and choosing a 'Reward' package, and by helping us to spread the word about this campaign!
...We only have 1 MONTH, so we need to get started!
By getting involved from the start, you are truly a part of the creative process - you're helping us to make this album a reality! And you're helping to create art - something new, beautiful, and lasting, that will hopefully enhance lives.
So we hope that you're feeling like us - excited, inspired, and keen to get started!
Let's all jump on board this ship, and sail it into the glorious sunrise - to a land where new albums are made!
Love & Huge Thanks!
Risks and challenges
• What if we don't achieve our target?
It's always a possibility that a Kickstarter campaign won't succeed - this has happened to many people, & many projects! Not every campaign will succeed.
But of course, we obviously hope that ours WILL! ;o)
And we know that you will help us to get there, every step of the way.
IF however we don't reach our £8,000 target within the time allowed, then there is no risk to You, our valued pledgers.
This is because NO payments are processed until the end of a Successful campaign - so, we have to reach our target by 20th March, otherwise no money will be taken from anyone for their chosen Reward / product.
So there is no risk from your side - we'll either reach our target, and make the album for you! Or we'll miss our target, and no money will be taken from anyway.
If we weren't successful this time, it woudn't put us off trying Crowd-Funding again - it's a great concept!
But we would have to postpone this album until a later date.
And that would be a real shame for all of us! :o/
• What if there are production delays?
We have scheduled our Album release (and delivery of all Reward packages) for late June 2015. This is to allow us Plenty of time to get the products made, manufactured & out to you!
We don't anticipate any delays in this schedule.
Indeed, we might possibly run ahead of schedule - in which case, we'll get your product/s to you just as soon as they're ready!
But rest assure, we will keep you informed of our progress along the way - with Project Updates from this page, via Social Media, and our Mailing-List… which you can join at our WEBSITE:
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