Hi, we are The Jellyman’s Daughter and we’ve been busy writing and recording a new album to share with you all. Throughout the whole process we’ve put as much care, attention and love into the songs and recordings as we could, and we couldn’t be more proud of the music we’ve made.
At the end of September we packed up our reliable old Ford Focus and drove down to the beautiful warwickshire countryside to Vada, an epic studio inside a converted chapel dating back to 1240. We wanted a big old room that the music could breathe in so that we could capture the natural sounds of us playing live together, and we used some of the best microphones ever made to ensure our instruments and voices come out of your speakers as faithfully as possible.
We were very grateful to have our talented friends join us in the recording process here. We had Paul Gilbody on double bass, Jamie francis on banjo, and Allan Ferguson came down with his cameras to capture the creative process.
We spent 6 wonderful days full to the brim with recording, drinking tonnes of tea and a few cheeky drams, telling ghost stories and making roast dinners.
We then drove back up to Edinburgh to embark upon one of the most exciting parts of the album recording process - adding a 16-piece string orchestra to some of the songs. Graham wrote the arrangements and assembled a killer group of players who were able to provide the sounds that we’d been hearing in our heads.
Now we’ve finished the recording process and spent every last penny that we’ve earned and saved. At this point, we need your help. We still need to get the album mixed, mastered, designed, replicated on CD and vinyl, and helped along with a good PR campaign, all of which costs a hefty amount.
We hope you guys will help us along by pre-ordering the album - in return you’ll get the album earlier than everyone else. You can also check out our selection of interesting things we can give you and interesting things we can do for you. This will be your only opportunity to get some one-off goodies from us.
Everything you pledge will help make this album that we’ve poured our hearts into the best it can be, and allows us to share our life for the past 3 years with as many people as possible. We are so grateful that we get to create music as our full time jobs and really can’t thank you guys enough for every penny you can spare. If we reach our goal it would be the best Christmas present we could ever ask for!
When you're choosing your pledge amount please bear in mind that you can only pledge once technically - but if there are things you want and don't want from different boxes, then please do email us and we'll sort you out :)
Risks and challenges
We have come this far in the creation of our album with an undying attention to detail - the challenge now is finding the resources and funds to finish the album to the degree of quality that we have been dedicated to and to release it with the right promotional weight to make sure it reaches as many people as possible. We have some great folk lined up to help us bring this album to the ears of many audiences across different continents. But if we can't pay them, we will be doing this part ourselves! Help us to let as many people hear our music as possible :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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