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About

It’s been about a year since we launched our campaign to haul Shriekback out of the sanctuary of the studio and back under the bright lights of the stage. Our Kickstarter pledgers responded magnificently, enabling us to exceed our original Phase 1 target and giving us the resources to assemble our 8-piece dream-team, fine tune it through intensive rehearsals and start delivering live shows that we and our loyal supporters can feel proud to be part of. We had a resounding success at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and have taken our first steps into Europe. So far, so good…

Now, though, it’s time for Phase 2, which is turning out to be bigger than we thought. Getting an 8-piece band to America, with all the visa, travel and accommodation that that entails, is proving to be jaw-droppingly expensive. Once more, and more than ever, we need your help to deliver this crucial part of our long-term plan. Our intention is to be playing in America in June, on a short but wide-ranging tour that will enable as many of you as possible to see the band in action. Dates are yet to be finalised, but it is likely that we’ll be playing about six shows, split between the east and west coasts with a couple in between. Apologies to all our Canadian friends but we just couldn't get the fees there. Next time, we hope.

We know this is a Big Ask and we want your contributions to go as far as possible. To do this, we want to offer rewards that are not so much based on physical product (records and T-shirts, for example), as one lesson from our Phase 1 campaign was that manufacturing, shipping and other costs can eat up a big chunk of your generous contributions. Aside from rewards like exclusive downloads, we want, above all, to make this personal – entry to shows, backstage and other access, opportunities to spend time with the band: this is, after all, what the campaign is about – getting Shriekback to you.

When we started Phase 1 of this project, a year ago, we said “the riskiest part is the first part; there’s a lot of expensive inertia to overcome”. We’ve demonstrated that Shriekback Live in 2018 is a viable and exciting animal. However, it’s also a big and hungry one. We have achieved our first goal, which was to be able to function self-sufficiently as a live band in the UK and Europe. The next challenge is to take this beast to America, and, to be frank, it’s a much bigger challenge, economically, than we thought. We’ve looked at every way to deliver this large-scale payload as efficiently as we can; these are how the final numbers stack up. Yes, we’re asking a lot from you, but we believe in what we’re doing and, from what you’ve told us, we believe you want to see and hear it. So, how about it? What are you doing in June? Let’s go.

Risks and challenges

We think the last crowdfunded inititaive speaks for itself. We have an experienced team and we've been doing this stuff for a while. Have no fear - if we get the cash, there will be joyous times ahead.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $67

    pre-release download

    pre-release download of our forthcoming 14th studio album 'Why Anything, Why This?'

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    Pledge £100 or more About $134

    guest list+download

    free entrance to one of the shows

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    Pledge £500 or more About $672

    guest list+1, T-shirt + download

    you and a guest on the list at the show of your choice, a fine, newly minted commemorative T shirt and the pre-release download.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,344

    omni-guest-list, soundchecks and dinner

    you and a friend are invited to dinner with us (our shout), hang with us at soundchecks and free pass to all the shows. Shirt/download natch..

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    Pledge £2,000 or more About $2,687

    After Party Plus

    All of the above plus you and guest are invited to an exclusive aftershow party in LA or NYC.

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    Pledge £4,000 or more About $5,374

    Living Room Acoustic Gig

    Yes, the entire Shriekback team mashing it up at your house (acoustically) or at a local venue of your choice - subject to appropriateness. And all the other rewards.

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