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Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective : rambunctious & delicate new album Those Old Demons on CD & ltd edition vinyl (06.10.14).
Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective : rambunctious & delicate new album Those Old Demons on CD & ltd edition vinyl (06.10.14).
171 backers pledged £5,919 to help bring this project to life.

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First let me confess: I've never been so proud of any record that I've made!

Those Old Demons will be my seventh full length album release. It is, however, only the second release to feature my wonderful band The Hobopop Collective.

Imbued with the fire and verve that comes of recording live with a bunch of committed and inspiring musicians, Demons explores metaphysical and personal demons with joy, delicacy and humour.

The record is already at mastering stage but I need your kindness and help to push this passionate new album up the final slope to its scheduled release in October 2014.

This recording features:

Howard Jacobs (percussion, reeds); Biff Roxby (bass trombone); Nick Blacka (double bass); James Steel (guitar); Barkley McKay (piano); Clive Mellor (harmonica) It also features a guest appearance from one of my musical heroes, Marc Ribot (legendary guitarist with Tom Waits). 

In a beatnik version of the butterfly effect, Ribot recorded his tracks remotely from New York and caused us all to jump up and down around the studio in Leeds. Marc's work has appeared on releases from Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones and on dozens of films from The Big Lebowski to Shrek and Down By Law.

We have had such fun making this record. I would love to share it with you! Because I'm super-excited about it, I'd also love you to share it with everyone you know: so tweet, Facebook and generally blather about it! I really believe we're onto something with this release and I want the whole world to hear these songs!

The funding for this project will help me to 

1. recoup some of the costs incurred so far for recording and mastering of the new record  

2. pay for the cd artwork (including a gorgeous cover design by Dutch artist Wytse Sterk).

3. fund a modest PR campaign to let people know that the release is out there.

4.enable pressing of physical product (vinyl and CDs) and the making of T-shirts and posters to promote the release.

5.cover associated fees and costs specific to the release and its funding.

Please feel free to check out my previous work at www.kirstymcgee.com where you can also sign up to the regular mailing list. You can follow me on twitter @hobopop and use the hashtag thoseolddemons

Risks and challenges

We already have the recordings - they sound beautiful!
I successfully managed to fund my 2012 record Contraband via Pledgemusic so I know what's involved in running a campaign and later fulfilling the mail out. At the time of writing, artwork is being commissioned, we're agreeing the masters and researching pressing plants. A distributor for the release is set up to manage both physical and online distribution. We have a timeline which takes us from now until the release date. We're planning to record a video, set up a photoshoot and are working on setting up tour dates for the release in the UK and across the EU.
I've been working in music for the past 12 years and I've been proud to be DIY since 2007. It's not an easy path. Ever. But the freedom that comes with this approach allows me to retain the integrity of my work. Which is awesome! As this will be my seventh release I am fairly confident I know what to expect. If something does go wrong, I also know who to call, having made a great many friends in the industry over the years!

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    Rita the Deer button badge & a Hobopop Collective postcard featuring the artwork of Dutch artist Wytse Sterk.

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    New album on CD, delivered to your door by a friendly postal worker.

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    New album on limited edition 12" vinyl, delivered to you by a smiling postie.

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    Signed CD (CD signed by Kirsty McGee).

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    Birthday package: Signed CD, in wrapping paper with Rita button badge and a birthday card from Kirsty with your personal message. Delivered to a special person of your choosing.

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    Beautiful 'demons' poster featuring the artwork created by Dutch artist Wytse Sterk and a copy of the new CD.

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    Birthday package 2: Signed limited edition vinyl & free download & Rita button badge, in wrapping paper & tied with a bow with birthday card signed by Kirsty with your message of choice. Delivered to a special person.

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    Signed limited edition vinyl (with complimentary download), signed CD and a big smile from your postal worker (that last bit not guaranteed).

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    Handwritten, framed lyric sheet featuring your choice of lyric plus a signed copy of the new CD.

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    New supporter pack: Copy of Those Old Demons (2014), The Kansas Sessions (2008) & Contraband (2012) on CD. No.5 [A Live Album] (2010) by The Hobopop Collective download code (as physical copies are now sold out!)

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    Deluxe pack: Signed copy of the album on vinyl, download plus beautiful limited edition screen print, signed & numbered by the artist Alex Frazer whose illustration of Rita the Deer Lady will be used in the final album artwork.

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    Special supporter pack!
    Signed CD, Vinyl, poster, T-shirt & other goodies tbc Plus a VIP pass to let you & a friend into a Kirsty McGee / Hobopop Collective gig for a year! (EU only, sorry, as no non-EU gigs are currently planned!)

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    House concert (duo) Kirsty & one other member of The Hobopop Collective will come and play at your house as part of an existing tour (UK / EU only). Price includes a CD and a box of nice stuff to say thanks!

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