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Mike MarkiewiczBy Mike Markiewicz
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Mike MarkiewiczBy Mike Markiewicz
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 22 2014

About

Guys and Dolls! we have decided to cancel the Kickstarter campaign. It has not been an easy decision but we do not see the project getting funded at this point and would prefer not to mislead anyone.

There are reasons we believe the Kickstarter did not succeed. We are first and foremost musicians, not marketing specialists. We believed that most traffic would come through the word of mouth and social media. Sadly that never happened. We were mistaken. Lesson learned. The Kickstarter platform may have not been right for our audience. You, our friends and fans are from all over the world. Kickstarter can be an unfamiliar and confusing model for some.

The good news is that it does not mean the album has been canceled!

IT WAS TOUGH - our debut album will be released on 4 September 2014 and you will have all available tools to do it through our website and places like amazon, spotify and itunes. Just without the rewards.

We wanted to thank everyone who believed in our project and showed support by backing us. What will happen with the pledges? You won't be charged.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us on media@2km2.com or on facebook.

Why support 2KM2 and release of our album?

“IT WAS TOUGH” is the culmination of six years’ dedicated work, the most influential period having been two years working in the basement of the house belonging to our friend Howard Devoto (the legendary MAGAZINE and BUZZCOCKS frontman). Out of over 200 numbers we finally chose 10. We spent all of our funds recording the album and we are now asking you to help us in releasing it. Nothing is cheap in this business but we spared no expense in creating this record (over £4000). We don't regret it. It's a killer album!

How do we describe our sound? Our music is an eclectic modern crossover of intelligent electronic rock, punchy beats, catchy harmonies, 80’s, pop and alternative music. If that is confusing, think along these lines: Depeche Mode, Awolnation, OMD, Duran Duran, INXS, The Cure, Hurts, New Order, Placebo, U2, Peter Murphy, Phil Collins, Linking Park, White Lies, Billy Idol. We share something in common with all of them.

2KM2, 2014 by Stefano Padoan
2KM2, 2014 by Stefano Padoan

The album was mixed by Adrian Breakspear at Bank Studios, London (for MILOCO - The Chemical Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Unkle, Spiritualized) and mastered by Simon Davey (ASH, Chrystal Castles, Chromeo, Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip, MOBY) at The Exchange, London. We chose these guys and studios to suit the sound of our recording. We spent weeks finding the right people!

Passion is always the driving force behind our music and lyrics and, together with our commitment, is the key to our future success. Our songs are set ready to take the charts by storm and set the dance floors on fire! We believe many of them have commercial appeal or even the potential to become future stadium anthems. Get a taster from our first video single ‘What’s Coming?’ from our debut album, ‘IT WAS TOUGH’, which is promoting our work online.

We ask you to share our journey and let others discover what good music is. The power of music-lovers coming together to bring our dream to reality. We literally can't do this without you.

The costs involved:

Pressing: We will be releasing this album on a CD and Digital as a limited edition. It costs about £3 to print the CD. So that's £1500, in order to have enough to send out to you and as promotional copies to radios plus shipping.

Publicity: We are going to employ a specialist to do the job. He/She will work for 2 months to promote the record to various press outlets. The cost is vast. Approx £1000. We do most of our publicity ourselves but on this occasion e need a pro to help us spread that word a little further.

Radio: We need someone who knows where to pull the strings. Radio is very important tool in getting your music out to new people. The minimum spend on this will be in extent of £1500.

New Music Video: Depending on how much we raise, we'd like to spend between £800 and £1200 and work with an artist to create something mind blowing.

Kickstarter Fees and Costs of Rewards: The kickstarter fees are 10% of all monies raised (5% to Kickstarter and 2-5% to Amazon Payments, who process the payments).

As soon as the goal is met we'll order the print and a signed CD or one of your rewards will be delivered to your door.

Rewards are listed on the right. For as little as £6, you can get a high quality digital download copy of the album, for £15 an EXCLUSIVE 2KM2 T-shirt especially designed by us for our Kickstarter supporters (see below) or amongst many others for £1000, you can get a hard-core Lyric sheet of "Dark Brown Bin" song, handwritten on art paper by Mike with his own BLOOD! This will really become a collectors' item!

2KM2 Exclusive T-shirt
2KM2 Exclusive T-shirt

We have assigned ourselves a fair amount of design work with this campaign. We will thank everyone who contributes individually in a special thank you video after the campaign ends.

It means more to us than you probably will ever know.

Here's the music video for our song, What's Comin'? (heard briefly in the Kickstarter video above):

Here's the music video for our song, Rescue Me (heard briefly in the Kickstarter video above):

Risks and challenges

Everything we do is high risk. We've risked everything to play original music.

Please be aware that if you live outside Europe there may be an import tax involved upon of receiving of the goods.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.32

    A Huge Thank You – every pound helps

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    Download the 7 track EP "What's Comin'?"
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    Any amount of £2 or more. It's up to you.
    We'll send you 128kbps mp3 version of the album on the day of the release! Share this good news with all your friends and help us reaching our goal! You won't get the album cheaper than this. Ever!

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    Download the "IT WAS TOUGH'?" Instrumental Album (pre-order, you will receive a digital copy of the new album 2 weeks prior to release date! Digital Only)

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    Download the "IT WAS TOUGH'?" album (pre-order, you will receive a digital copy of the new album 2 weeks prior to release date!)

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    Download the "IT WAS TOUGH'?" Album + Instrumental Album package (pre-order you will receive a digital copy of the new album 2 weeks prior to release date!)

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    SIGNED & NUMBERED PHYSICAL CD "IT WAS TOUGH" Limited CD (500) Digipack, 8 page booklet

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    EXCLUSIVE 2KM2 t-shirt especially designed for our Kickstarter supporters (request size when making payment and state M/F)

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    PAIR OF DRUMSTICKS signed by the band

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    THE TOUGH PACKAGE
    Early digital album 2 weeks prior to release date + What's Comin'? EP + autographed CD 1 week prior to release date + EXCLUSIVE 2KM2 bracelet + plectrum + EXCLUSIVE 2KM2 t-shirt especially designed for our Kickstarter supporters (request size when making payment and state M/F)
    Plectrums and bracelets are only available to Kickstarter THE TOUGH PACKAGE backers.

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    Name in the thank you credits on the album + Early digital album 2 weeks prior to release date + What's Comin'? EP + autographed CD 1 week prior to release date
    (this only available in the first 3-4 weeks of the campaign)

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    Tennis with Mike and Chris! Play a full game + warm-up in London, (travel expenses are your responsibility) + your name in the album credits + THE TOUGH PACKAGE

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    Lyric sheet of your favorite 2KM2 song handwritten on art paper by Kris and signed by the band.

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    Complete set of lyrics handwritten on art paper by Chris and signed by the band

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    Box of A4 Prints of the Album Artwork + 10 signed promo images of 2KM2.

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    PRIVATE 2KM2 SHOW - invite your friends over for an exclusive, 2KM2 performance at YOUR house ! + your name in the album credits + THE TOUGH PACKAGE (2 available)
    (Travel, Lodging + food + drinks needs to be provided for 3 people and luggage)

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    Lyric sheet of "Dark Brown Bin" song handwritten on art paper by Mike with his own BLOOD!

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