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We're making our first record, and we'd love for you to be a part of it!
We're making our first record, and we'd love for you to be a part of it!
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'Sinking Ships' EP Production & Release

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THE STORY:

My name is Chris Stringer, and I'm a singer-songwriter from South Wales, residing in London. 

The story of the Sinking Ships EP began around 2013, 6 years after my first release, Frontroom. It started out as an album under the name "Things I Wish I'd Learned", then becoming an EP.  I tracked vocals and guitar on 4 songs, but with my move to London, and changes of circumstance, this project became lost to time. 

Flash forward to 2019, and with two radio silence tours with Anthony LaLota, the addition of the band, The Rocketeers, and release of a live album Stringer Things on US label Crotalus Records, it felt time to finish what was started way back in 2013. This is where you come in.

This year, we want to make a record. But we need your help. The live music scene is caught in a hypocritical whirlwind of "More live music!" and "Pay? what pay?", and it's harder and harder to make it financially viable when you all work normal jobs - and rent in London. 

The EP will be 4-5 tracks, and will encapsulate the fuller sound and feel of the band, whilst retaining the sound I've been developing over the last 15 years with my live shows. The band have worked incredibly hard to make sure 'we' still sound like 'me', while making sure we also sound like 'us', and I'm so proud of the music we're making now. 

THE CAMPAIGN:

We've tried to make our pledge options standard, realistic and we hope to offer something that could feel really special. But ultimately, we are putting in what we can to make it happen - we just need a little bit of help from our friends to get it over the line. 

Our plan is to record over the summer, for an autumn/winter release. The ballpark release date is November, but we're aiming to release before then. 

Dependent on how the campaign goes, we want to try and record more than we need - with hopes to extend into a second release. All pledges will be taken into account should this happen - we really want you to know that we will do as much as we possibly can with the help that we receive, and reward that as best we can. 

For the higher-tier pledges, we will have to work within our realistic means - which is why we can only really offer UK based live performances. The Skype/home shows will be as great and as full a show experience as I/we could possibly make it.

Thank you so much for reading - I really hope we can make this work together. 

Chris, Alex, Fishy & Teo

Fishy, Teo, Chris & Alex, 'Stringer Things' show 2017.
Fishy, Teo, Chris & Alex, 'Stringer Things' show 2017.

Risks and challenges

The main risk we will come across is funding. Aside from that, it's just getting everything ready and making sure we all book time together to get everything done. We've discussed this and earmarked some good times already where we're all free, so that we can get it done. We've also discussed what can be done out-of-studio, so that we can work through it if there is some reason we can't have as much studio time as we like and make sure it gets done. We've talked about what needs prioritising in-studio to make the most of our time.

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    'Sinking Ships' Digital EP

    Digital copy of 'Sinking Ships' EP on Release Day!

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    'Sinking Ships' EP - Physical Copy

    Physical copy of 'Sinking Ships' EP released on Compact Disc - delivered to your door. Physical copies available signed or unsigned.

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    'Sinking Ships' EP & Handmade Lyric Book

    Physical copy of 'Sinking Ships' EP, and a handmade booklet of lyrics.
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    Each person who pledges £20 or more will have their name credited on the EP artwork.

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    'Sinking Ships' EP & T Shirt

    Physical copy of 'Sinking Ships' EP, and your choice of Tee from the CS&TR merch store.
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    Each person who pledges £20 or more will have their name credited on the EP artwork.

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    'Sinking Ships' EP, T Shirt & Lyric Book

    Physical copy of 'Sinking Ships' EP, your choice of Tee from the CS&TR merch store, and a handmade booklet of lyrics.
    Physical copies available signed or unsigned.

    Each person who pledges £20 or more will have their name credited on the EP artwork.

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    Solo Skype Live Show

    A live solo set played via the magic of Skype! This will be at a determined time based on availability, and should last around 45-60 minutes.

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    Each person who pledges £20 or more will have their name credited on the EP artwork.

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    Solo House Show

    A live solo set performed in your living room, kitchen, bathroom, utility closet - whatever!
    Includes physical copy of 'Sinking Ships' EP & digital download.
    Unfortunately we are only able to offer this for UK parties. The show is subject to arrangement based on availability, and should last around 45-60 minutes.

    Physical copies available signed or unsigned.

    Each person who pledges £20 or more will have their name credited on the EP artwork.

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    Acoustic Band House Show

    A live full band set performed in your living room, kitchen, bathroom, utility closet - whatever!
    Includes physical copy of 'Sinking Ships' EP & digital download.
    Unfortunately we are only able to offer this for UK parties. The show is subject to arrangement based on availability, and should last around 45-60 minutes.

    Physical copies available signed or unsigned.

    Each person who pledges £20 or more will have their name credited on the EP artwork.

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