HK$ 3,580
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10
backers
49days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 5 2019 3:59 PM UTC +00:00.

HK$ 3,580
pledged of HK$ 25,000pledged of HK$ 25,000 goal
10
backers
49days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 5 2019 3:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi everyone, we are Strange Lives.

We are a young indie band from Hong Kong, with Elliott Wan on vocals, guitars, and synths, Ethan Tang on bass, and Ethan Yim on drums. 

Created and formed in 2018, we have released an EP and one single since then. The EP was met with positive reviews from local media, with New Ears Music praising the production of the album, and SCMP Young Post saying that "HK indie rockers 'Strange Lives' debut album promises more to come…"

Now, we are trying to fulfill that promise with our debut album "Just A Dream Away"!

Following our strict ethics as an independent band, we will be recording, producing, mixing, and marketing this album all by our 18 year old selves. 

This past summer, we have been working hard on creating our debut album. This album is a reflection of how everything and everyone is just a dream away - that crush with pink hair, a loved one that's gone, self-love, happiness, liberty, democracy... Without dreams, life would be dry, boring, and aimless. 

If you can dream it, you can make it a reality.

This album embraces our diverse influences. The band enjoys and takes inspiration from a variety of genres: post-rock, funk, jazz, prog metal, mid-naughties indie, metalcore... The album combines many of the bands' influences into 40 or so minutes of flowing, evolving, and ever-changing music. 

However, we can't do this all by ourselves.

All that is missing is your help to turn this project into a reality. We need your support to turn this into a product. A real thing. Something tangible, something that can be experienced. 

After all, everything and anything is just a dream away.

Lots of love,

Elliott Wan, Ethan Tang, Ethan Yim.

PS: Find us and give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp. You can find our music on Spotify, iTunes, and more...


Further Details:

Album release: mid-June, 2020 (exact date subject to change)

Total budget from Kickstarter: 25,000 HKD 

Budget mainly goes to: studio time, post-production, physical media (CDs, tees, posters, and other merch), and marketing (advertisement, branding, music videos)

Genre: alternative rock, with a bit of dance, synthpop, and post-rock mixed in.

Risks and challenges

Time constraints for recording, production and mixing - we have a total of two months to finish recording this album.

Another challenge would be guaranteeing the sales of the album and/or merch. We are an indie band, after all, and we do not have the resources or capital to hire a PR firm to do the advertisement and branding for us. We’re totally DIY, and we will have to play around this fact.

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