First of all, thanks for watching our video and taking an interest.
Basically, we're making a record!
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.
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
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