Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Can Tasmanian indie outfit Enola Fall overcome the nigh-on-insurmountable tyranny of distance to record their latest EP? You decide!
88 backers pledged $10,241 to help bring this project to life.

About

A New Enola Fall Record !<_< project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$10,241

88

ENOLA FALL

First of all, thanks for watching our video and taking an interest.

Basically, we're making a record!

The biggest problem with being an indie band from an island state that many people have never heard of is not the circular nature of interview questions, (although that gets slightly headache inducing) but the appalling tyranny of distance.

There comes a time in every band's existence when it has to take things to another level, find the right producer, undertake the massive tour, etc... These things are terribly hard anyway (as you must know, if you play in your own band) but when you're attempting them from such an isolated base, they become downright insurmountable.

The thing is, for us, that time is now. Over the last two years we've toured extensively, using up all the cash we can scrape together playing around Australia. We've supported some incredible artists including The Jezabels, Cloud Control, Amanda Palmer, The Panics, Pappa Vs pretty, Sparkadia and heaps more.

We sent our last collection of music to radio in the US and ended up getting played on over 150 stations around the country. We still don't know most of the State abreviations, but we're working on it.

And now we have the oppurtunity to record our newest EP with Lachlan Mitchell, the producer behind The Jezabels' Dark Storm, She's So Hard & ARIA nominated Prisoner as well as heaps of others.

So, with no money left, we've created this campaign to help us take that step to the next level. We hope you'll have a listen and like what you hear, and if you do decide to pledge, we hope you'll  enjoy the songs as much as we've enjoyed writing them.

We're aiming to release early 2013, probably February.

To help us out with this release, and to give you all a bit more content, we've put together a bunch of unreleased songs into what we're unfortunately calling the "E-Sides" EP which can be gotten by pledging upwards of $10.

Hospital is the first song off the "E-sides" EP, and is free!

Love to you and yours from Enola Fall. Hobart, Tasmania.

PS. please excuse our terrible video, uhm, Nick's thing is meant to be like midnight cowboy and we had no idea what we were doing. Oh, and the song at the end is a demo of one of the shortlisted songs, it may be on the final record! Thankyou.

We've got some stuff on our youtube page if you wanna see more and lots of songs on soundcloud if you're new to us.

Get in touch if you have any questions about us or the rewards!

Risks and challenges

We think that one of the biggest risks to recording, especially within a budget or time-frame, is making sure 'magic' happens (not to be too corny about it or anything).

Every track needs something special about it; the little bits in songs that make it endearing at a more base level than the writing or storytelling, like strings or voices breaking, weird timbres from weird equipment, or the riffs that-you-accidentally and that were so good you'll have to learn them later when you've got the masters back to listen to, 'cause you've got no idea what it was or where it came from.

Not knowing if any of the stuff that makes a record something special will happen is a terrifying thought to take into the studio, but perhaps that terror is part of the reason it happens?

Then there's also the challenges of promoting, distributing and touring that leaves us with dead eyes and beaten souls, shaking with cold-sweats in our beds... but that could all probably be summed up by saying "the usual" industry challenges and risks and leaving it at that.

Also, if anyone is interested, a break down of our finances for the project:

It'll cost us a bit north of $8,000 to record where and with whom we want, plus $2-3,000 to get and stay there. In Australian dollars, no less, which means what we get from the Kickstarter will be slightly less than it sounds, once converted (unless something significant happens in the global economy in the mean-time... but that almost never happens). Plus we're budgeting about $2,000 for the various Kickstarter rewards, so all up we'll need something like $13-15,000 for the project and figure we'll need to contribute a not exactly small portion of that ourselves.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A personalised postcard, made by the band, from the band to you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital download of the 2012, unreleased "E-Sides" EP, containing unreleased songs the band likes too much not to share, and the project being a labour of love, this seemed the perfect opportunity.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Digital Download of this project's EP, when completed, as well as the "E-Sides" EP and a personalised postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Physical Copy (CD) of this project's EP, when completed, as well as the "E-Sides" EP and a personalised postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Phyiscal Copy (CD) of this project's EP, when completed, PLUS, a totally unique, hand made CD of the "E-Sides" EP, and a personalised postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Everything from $30 tier, PLUS, a Hand Printed T-shirt, designed and printed by the band!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Everything from $60 tier, PLUS the complete, signed back catalogue of Enola Fall releases. (Totals 6 CDs)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Your name (or perhaps that of your sweetie) in the liner notes with a gracious, but prideful thankyou!
    Meh? you don't want your name in a massive list of guys and gals with $120 to spend? ONLY THE FIRST 10 GET IN!
    Also, physical copies of the project EP and "E-sides."

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    A song written for you by Enola Fall, recorded in our basement. You decide the title & subject. (almost anything) Sent as mp3 and CD with hand-drawn sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

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

    *Please contact us before pledging for this*
    We will cook you a private dinner (which is a good thing 'cause we're great cooks, promise) AND play a private show for you and your friends!

    (TASMANIA ONLY)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    *Please contact us before pledging for this*
    We will cook you a private dinner (which is a good thing 'cause we're great cooks, promise) AND play a private show for you and your friends!

    (AUSTRALIA ONLY)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    *Please contact us before pledging for this*
    We will cook you a private dinner (which is a good thing 'cause we're great cooks, promise) AND play a private show for you and your friends!

    (WORLD WIDE, TIME AND PLACE SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATION)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)