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We make alternative, life affirming music about life & magic. We want to record our songs and send them to you on CD & coloured vinyl
We make alternative, life affirming music about life & magic. We want to record our songs and send them to you on CD & coloured vinyl
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121 backers pledged £4,341 to help bring this project to life.

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We (Emily, Megan, Scotty, Tom and Gruff) were in a band called 'The Beautiful Word.' We made 3 DIY albums and played hundreds of shows and were very happy making mystery pop together and being our own bosses.

However, from August 2014 to August 2015, Megan was recovering from a giant vocal cyst and we were not able to play. Not playing was surprisingly traumatic - it's a big part of us all! It's helped us appreciate how much we need to make music and how grateful we are that people listened. 

Now recovered, we still sound like us but with new influences brought on by listening to new music together and the songs we made when Megan couldn't sing and played synths instead.  We realised in the break that we had come a long way from our 2007 debut, so we've changed our name to 'Bloom.' 

We are proud of the new songs, ecstatic that we are playing again, and really would like everyone who likes our music to be part of this first 'Bloom' release. We're just a little band in the DIY scene, as long as someone is listening we get to exist. Your support means the world.

We plan to manage the production and distribution of this album ourselves. This means we get to make it how we feel it should be made - on limited edition 2 colour vinyl. Anyone that backs the project will get a link to immediately download a live EP from our 2015 Worthing show to hear live versions of some of the tracks we want to record.

How the money will be spent:

10 days recording & mastering: £1800

200 CDs: £433.20

100 2 colour vinyl: £1100

50 T-shirts: £240

Kickstarter and payment fees up to 10% £358.32

TOTAL COSTS: £3941.52

KICKSTARTER GOAL: £3000

OWN FUNDS: £941.52

We are excited and nervous but full of magical belief that this project will reach its goal! With your help! 

If you want to see/hear more about the band, there's a longer cut of our Kickstarter video and full length versions of the songs used in it on our YouTube Channel.

 www.wecanbloom.com

xxx

Risks and challenges

If one of us is unwell or injured the project would be delayed. In the unlikely event that one of our members leaves us, this would again cause a delay.

Our production costs are quotes from manufacturing companies we have either used ourselves or (in the case of the vinyl which we have not made ourselves before) are widely used and trusted.

We have a few recording studio options within our budget so the risk of that side of the project falling through is small, even if those options fall through it will only cause a delay whilst we seek new ones.

This is the fourth album we have produced together, although it is the first vinyl. Any unforeseen obstacles we will immediately share with you all - and surely resolve!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    INTERNET FRIEND
    Thanks for believing in us and throwing in a fiver!
    You don't get an album but you do get a free download of our live EP and a thank you email from Bloom.

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    Pledge £8 or more About $11

    EARLY BIRD LITTLE HELPER
    Thanks! You are being a little helper by pre-ordering a Digital Download of the full album at a discounted price.

    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you email from Bloom

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    Pledge £10 or more About $14

    LITTLE HELPER
    Thanks! For being a little helper you get a Digital Download of the album once released.
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you email from Bloom

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    Pledge £12 or more About $17

    PHYSICAL HELPER
    Hurray! For getting physical with us you get a physical copy of the album on CD once released.
    + Digital Download of the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter from Bloom

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    Pledge £12 or more About $17

    'BOUGHT THE T-SHIRT’
    Amaze! Anyone who orders the T-shirt as part of their Kickstarter contribution (either by choosing this pledge or as an add-on) will have their name printed on the T-shirt.
    + Digital Download of the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    Let us know what size you are!

    This pledge has an option to add more rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CD's we made!

    No extra shipping costs for add-ons!

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying!

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    Pledge £20 or more About $29

    'I PREFER THEIR EARLIER WORK’
    Tee Hee! You will receive a copy of the album on CD once released PLUS a copy of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs (that's what we used to be called - see our Kickstarter video for details)
    + Digital Download of the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

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    Pledge £22 or more About $32

    SPECIAL COLLECTOR FRIEND (VINYL!!!)
    Wowzers! Special collectors receive the album on magic 2 colour vinyl. We are only making 100 of these for Kickstarter backers. You will also have your name on the vinyl sleeve.
    + Digital Download of the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter from Bloom

    This pledge has an option to add more rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    No extra shipping costs for add-ons!

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    Pledge £40 or more About $57

    DEMOS DOWNLOAD
    A collection of demos that we've been emailing to each other over the years, from phone memos to mini laptop tracks.
    Many of them are recognisable as Bloom songs now, many got lost on the way.
    All of them are a bit magic and special to us!
    + Digital download of the album once released
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO DEMO FRIENDS

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    Pledge £50 or more About $72

    £50
    HAIRCUT FROM MEGAN (SOUTH EAST ENGLAND ONLY UNLESS WILLING TO PAY TRAVEL)
    Megan has never cut another human's hair.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO HAIRCUT VICTIM

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    Pledge £65 or more About $93

    BFF GUEST LIST
    Free entry to any Bloom show in the next year.
    You are Scotty's guest.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO GUESTS

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    Pledge £65 or more About $93

    BFF GUEST LIST
    Free entry to any Bloom show in the next year.
    You are Megan's guest.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO GUESTS

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    Pledge £65 or more About $93

    BFF GUEST LIST
    Free entry to any Bloom show in the next year.
    You are Emily's guest.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO GUESTS

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    BFF GUEST LIST
    Free entry to any Bloom show in the next year.
    You are Tom's guest.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO GUESTS

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    BFF GUEST LIST
    Free entry to any Bloom show in the next year.
    You are Gruff's guest.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO GUESTS

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    Pledge £65 or more About $93

    DJ BLOOM (SOUTH EAST ENGLAND ONLY UNLESS WILLING TO PAY TRAVEL)
    Megan Emily and Tom will DJ your party!
    At a time that is good for us and you!
    All night if you like! All night if you don't like!
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO DJ SET RECEIVERS

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    Pledge £125 or more About $179

    BFF COVER FOR YOU
    What would be an amazing or hilarious song to have us cover?
    We will cover any song you choose in a live session and upload it to YouTube.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO BFFs

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    Pledge £150 or more About $215

    BFF SONG FOR YOU
    We will write a song for you/on a subject of your choice (yes, anything!)
    We will then record this song in a live session and publish to YouTube
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO BFFs

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    Pledge £150 or more About $215

    BFF SHOW FOR YOU (SOUTH EAST ENGLAND ONLY UNLESS WILLING TO PAY TRAVEL)
    We will perform in your house/garden/wherever.
    Set up as big or small as you like.
    For just you or a tonne of friends.
    It will be a tonne of fun.
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    This pledge has an option to add extra rewards! Add £10 to your pledge per add-on;

    - Copy on CD once released
    - T-shirt
    - A bundle of the 3 previous ‘The Beautiful Word’ CDs we made!

    Add £20 to your pledge for a copy of the album on 2 colour vinyl.

    Let us know which one/ones you want when buying and what size you are if applicable!

    POSTAGE IS FREE TO BFFs

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    Pledge £500 or more About $717

    MAKE US CRY
    This option is solely for those more affluent types that want to help out creative types grinding away in starving artist land.
    It will probably make us cry if someone does this.
    + T-Shirt commemorating the album's release
    + limited edition beautiful 2 colour LP or CD or both, whatever you want, honestly
    + Demo's Download
    + Digital Download of the album once recorded
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Free download of our live EP
    + Thank you letter

    POSTAGE FREE FOR YOU OBVIOUSLY

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,434

    MAKE US TOTALLY LOSE IT
    You have funded a third of costs single handedly and made our lives. It will definitely make us cry if someone does this.
    + T-Shirt commemorating the album's release
    + limited edition beautiful 2 colour LP or CD or both, whatever you want, honestly
    + Demo's Download
    + Digital Download of the album once released
    + Your name in the CD and vinyl sleeve thanking you for supporting the album
    + Thank you letter
    + Free download of our live EP
    + 1 vine video of Gruff crying

    POSTAGE FREE FOR YOU OBVIOUSLY

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Funding period

- (32 days)