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Anglo-American (indie-folk-pop) duo Rue Royale are recording a new album. Join the journey by pre-ordering here.

WE DID IT!! 

A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE JOINED IN ON THIS JOURNEY AND HELPED US TO ADVANCE THE PLOT OF THIS STORY. THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR! WE'RE MAKING A NEW ALBUM!

WEBSITE - http://rueroyalemusic.com

WEBSHOP - http://rueroyale.bigcartel.com

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/rueroyalemusic

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EVERY PLEDGE OF ANY SIZE GETS A DOWNLOAD OF "TRY AS THEY MIGHT"!

IF YOU'D LIKE TO PLEDGE BUT DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PRE-ORDER FROM OUR WEBSHOP (WHERE WE ACCEPT PAYPAL!!) UNTIL THE CLOSE OF THIS CAMPAIGN SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY. http://rueroyale.bigcartel.com 

You can pledge a pre-order from any country!

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Hi there! Whether you’ve been with us from the beginning, like our Welsh buddy Dunkie who was our very first fan (after our mothers of course), or you’re just having a curious peek, welcome to our Kickstarter page and thanks for stopping by to see what this is all about… 

 What IS this all about?! 

 A short history:

     We are an Anglo-American duo (Brookln & Ruth Dekker) who perform as Rue Royale, after three years of marriage we started making music together in 2006 in Chicago. We quickly recorded an EP and started playing shows that August. The bug was caught and after a year and a half of graft in the local Chicago scene - and selling most of our belongings - we found ourselves on an airplane armed with our instruments and a self-titled debut album in the suitcase. We were on our way to Europe to play our first out-of-town tour!

     2009 saw more gigging and the Overhill and Christmas EPs and there were no signs of slowing in 2010, with lots of touring. We also released the Wapping Press Session EP and recorded Guide to an Escape, our second LP, at home between tours. In 2011, we independently issued Guide to an Escape, toured more and, last year, signed with Sinnbus (German indie label) who officially released the album. Oh yeah, and we played a ton of shows.

     We’ve met many people who have supported us on our journey in various ways from hosting house concerts, to cooking meals, having us for sleepovers and even acting as tour-guides. A hearty thank you for making these years wonderful and thrilling for us! 

A more in depth biography of Rue Royale here! 

A short here and now:

     Rue Royale are now ready to record album #3. We’ve written a lot over the past year and it’s exciting! The new songs feel fresh and lively. We’ve been working much more intuitively and have a lot of confidence in this batch of tunes.    

     Our albums so far have been home-studio recordings which have been great fun. But we want to step up the quality and get into a better sounding studio, working with some folks who really know what they’re doing with all that gear! This will free us up to focus exclusively on crafting and performing our music while we’re in the studio.

     That’s what this is all about. Just like we couldn’t have taken on the world - playing 613 concerts in 15 countries - without your support, we can’t make this record the way we really want to (and do the songs justice) without your help.

     It’s quite simple really, if you’d like to hear another Rue Royale album then (you’re awesome!) you can commission it by pre-ordering from the options on this page. >>>>>>>------------------------------------------------>

     The money raised here, as well as everything we can possibly scrape together ourselves, will pay for the studio, producer-engineer for recording and mixing, mastering, travel costs, artwork as well as the fulfilling of the Kickstarter orders.

     All of this comes to a much higher cost than our target of £9,500. In fact, it’s about £15,000. So, any funds pledged above £9,500 will significantly help us get this album made.

     Thank you all very much for taking part in this mad adventure. 

Let’s do this! 

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A LITTLE INFO ON SOME OF THIS STUFF! ------->

We really do make these CD sleeves by hand! (CDs themselves are pressed at a plant)
We really do make these CD sleeves by hand! (CDs themselves are pressed at a plant)
Designed by our buddy Alex @ Zum Heimathafen (http://zumheimathafen.de)
Designed by our buddy Alex @ Zum Heimathafen (http://zumheimathafen.de)
Designed & printed by our buddy Alex @ Zum Heimathafen (http://zumheimathafen.de)
Designed & printed by our buddy Alex @ Zum Heimathafen (http://zumheimathafen.de)

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We've been running our own (Rue Royale) business for a few years now. Sometimes the business side of things can get in the way of creativity and slow things down a bit if not even change the shape of things. This campaign is us trying to get to a place where we can make a great record, not having to scramble our way through the whole process in a stress but getting into a creative headspace in a professional studio to see if we can make magic.

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    DIGITAL TRILOGY: Digital Download of all three full length Rue Royale albums: Rue Royale, Guide to an Escape & New Album .......... .......... Rue Royale & Guide to an Escape downloads delivered in February 2013, New Album download delivered in August 2013

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    CD ROYALE: Handwritten lyric sheet of any song of ours that you choose + autographed CD (your choice of the three: Rue Royale, Guide to an Escape & New Album) in handmade packaging .......... .......... .......... .......... [Rue Royale & Guide to an Escape shipped in February 2013, New Album shipped in August 2013]

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    VIDEO MESSAGE: Personal video message to whomever you'd like (Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, "Will you go out with me?" "Will you marry me?", "Jim would like to ask you for your daughter's hand in marriage."... Keep it classy but you know, this sort of thing.) + New album on CD in autographed handmade packaging

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    COUNTRY WALK: We'll take you (+1) on one of our favourite English walks / hikes. We'll even cover lunch (picnic or pub lunch, depending on walk). Meet us in Nottingham and we'll drive or meet us at an agreed upon location + New album on CD in autographed handmade packaging. (We can arrange a date that suits us all upon completion of campaign.)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Executive Producer credit on the new album + New album on LP on heavyweight vinyl & CD in autographed handmade packaging + free entrance to any of our concerts in 2013/14 (excluding festivals)

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    IN YOUR HOME: Acoustic concert in your home (or wherever you'd like to host it: local pub, birthday party, wedding, etc..) you can invite whomever you'd like. (Contact us first and let's discuss the conditions as there may be extra travel costs on top depending on where you are) + New album on LP & CD in autographed handmade packaging

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