In October this year we will be recording our brand new EP and we can't wait! Building on the success of our last release, 'Fill Your Boots' (01/03/2019) we have been working extremely hard both on and off stage to make as much money as we can before we hit the studio. Despite our best efforts, we still have a big chunk of change to find which is why we are turning to this Kickstarter campaign and asking for your support to help us achieve our goal.
A bit about us...
We are four charming chaps based in London with origins from Wales to Birmingham. We love music and we love what we do, we wouldn't have it any other way (except for potentially touring the world and a headline slot on the Pyramid stage at Glasto.. is that too much to ask?!). Our music is a mix of indie, rock, pop, folk and blues and we like to think there's something for everyone, but don't take our word for it, have a listen!
So far, we have released 2 EP's which you can find on all music streaming services. Our most recent EP, 'Fill Your Boots' had numerous spins across various radio stations and we are really proud with how well it was received.
“Now, I went out in London to watch this band perform about a week or so ago, and they absolutely blew my mind! They were not what I was expecting on the live stage. Kind of this intoxicating and unusual mix between Vampire Weekend-esque indie and blues! And also they had two front men who kept chopping and changing, both of which had incredible voices. Super tight, super pro musicianship on display and just something really different. I really really like these guys, I think they’ve got a unique sound and hopefully you’ll dig them too.” - Alex Baker @ Kerrang! Radio
We took our name from the British colloquialism for an old half pence piece, which features the ship 'The Golden Hind'.
It's not been an easy journey and like most things in life there has been some ecstatic highs and some crippling lows. We hit rock bottom in 2017 when our best friend and charismatic front man passed away. He was the heart and soul of the band and an incredibly talented and beautiful human being. It was a huge loss for everyone who knew him and things got very dark for a while. With regards to the band, things looked very bleak and we didn't think we were going to be able to carry on. However with the help of those around us and the support of one another we were able to work through our grief and have come out the other side as much stronger people. We are now creating music which he would be proud of and are continually working to be the best that we can be.
This EP is going to be a big step up for us as a band. We have the backing of an extremely talented and respected producer who we can't wait to get into the studio with!
We have never worked harder, gigging, busking and playing private parties to raise as much money as possible. For those of you that follow us regularly, you will know how busy we have been this summer and we are very pleased to say that it's paying off. We are on target to have around £5000 in our pot by the time we come to record however we will still be coming up short and this is where you can really help us out...
We want to be as transparent as possible and let you all know what your money is going towards. Below is a rough breakdown of costs and a brief description on what they are.
3 track EP - £6000 - We will be recording this around October with a phenomenal producer. We are hoping to have it recorded, mixed and mastered by the beginning of December with a release in the new year.
Music Video - £1000 - we currently have a few videographers on the cards who have done a range of projects from short films to documentaries to music videos. After we have recorded our EP we will look to record a music video for the main single from that EP.
PR campaign - £2000 - a PR campaign is hugely important in getting your music in front of the right people. PR companies have worked hard over the years to gain relationships with various contacts within the industry. This campaign will hopefully get our music in front of those people so it can, fingers crossed, kick start our band and push us into the music stratosphere!
Thanks for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter and if you do make a pledge then a massive thank you from all of us in the band! We won't let you down.
Much love from The Ha'pennies
Ben, Will, Sam and Joe.
Risks and challenges
We are hoping to have the E.P 100% finished by February 2020 along with some amazing merch that we will send out to all our backers however, time will tell if we hit that target. We are currently booked in for the studio time at the end of October but getting our songs recorded is only a small part of the release campaign so there may be some delays but we will keep you posted along the way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter