£279
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21
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, September 10 2019 7:32 PM UTC +00:00.

£279
pledged of £500pledged of £500 goal
21
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, September 10 2019 7:32 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 photo courtesy of Ruud de Korte 

Welcome to our first ever Kickstarter Campaign...

The Dark Design
The Dark Design

 "Cope looked again at the Equation... the figures seemed to tango across the page... Had that been it? Had he been too strict, too Catholic? Could he really have done it? Could he really have changed time? He thought about what that could mean... He thought about Paris... he thought about her..."

The Dark Design is the creation of Award-winning/nominated screenwriter Neil Campbell, accomplished musician David Bradley  and real-life Doctor of Physics Dr Luke Simkins.

At its core, it is part band, part theatre, part literature and part scientific folly.

Our story begins with a birthday present and a twist in the road...

As a reward for sharing his genes, the acclaimed Author Mr Alan Campbell decided to write his brother into his celebrated novella Lye Street. 

Rechristened Othneil Cope, the character was a shady sort, part thaumaturge and part demonologist.  In the book he deals with all manner of twisted deities, but Mr Cope had a surprise in store for both parties. 

We won't spoil the novel, but let's just say that in another world, Mr Othneil Cope has made a bigger pact with a shadier devil and successfully escaped the world of fiction altogether... 

Quite how and why Cope's deal came together is the square route of The Dark Design... but we know one thing? He owes someone very powerful a big favour and big favours don't come cheap... to that end, Cope has assembled a ragtag troupe of curious characters and it is these individuals and their own stories who comprise The Dark Design...

 Over the years the stories and songs have escaped into the world at large and this album is the last chance to capture them before they leave our realm altogether. 

 12 Tall Tales is a huge record and to date the band's sole release... 

 From Clockwork girls to Trips to Mars... From the seabed to hell itself... 12 Tall Tales takes the listener on an adventure of a lifetime through time itself to the best and the worst of our hearts.

 The band has developed a international reputation as a top flight live act and taken over stages great and small all over the UK, The Netherlands and Germany. 


No two gigs by The Dark Design are ever the same as the band are somewhat modular in nature and are often accompanied by their own home made anamatronic instruments.

 12 Tall Tales also features many guest  collaborations including  the vocal talents  of Mishkin Fitzgerald from Birdeatsbaby who takes the lead on Wages of Sin, a lament from a fallen pirate queen,  as well as the operatic Vocals of Feline Lang from Feline & Strange. 

Will Mr Cope escape his fate? Only you can decide... Before we sign off, however, we'll leave you with a warning... To be aware of The Dark Design is to be part of the Dark Design 

From this point onward, should your life take a turn down a shady path... do get in touch... we're better together...


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    I am with The Dark Design

    To be aware of The Dark Design is to be part of The Dark Design if you've stumbled over this page make no mistake you are one of us... Don't worry though we look after our own... Pledging your support even for a £1 will get you our warm thanks and a copy of Lye Street the opening track on our debut album.

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    Lye Street digital package

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    12 Tall Tales Digital Album early bird

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    12 Tall Tales the full album CD version

    For your support, you will receive a full CD version of the album with 12-page artbook and lyrics. You'll also receive the Album as a download too.

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    We are The Dark Design: Cult backer

    As a Cult Backer You will receive both a digital and CD version of the album and a signed copy of The Tale of the Red Queen a 20'000 word professionally bound novella written by Neil Campbell

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    The Dark Design Album Launch Party

    Are you a promoter? part of a Steampunk Society? A decadent Aristocrat with more cash than sense? Would you like to host our official Album Launch Party? Sell tickets? give them away? we don't care... we'll play the whole thing just for you if you like... For your support, you'll get all the other rewards listed and a special one-off live performance to take place wherever and whenever you like (dates to be arranged...) You'll need to cover travel expenses too if you're outside the UK...

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