Since 2000 we have recorded and released a number of albums via the internet and live appearances. We have operated outside the industry with the exception of one disastrous flirtation in 2008 which almost finished us…We survived but lost all our money and the rights to our album’ Staring down the Barrel’ for 10 years.
We have recovered enough to get back in the studio and record a new album, paid for by ourselves and of which we are very proud . We have no label interest and not enough money to finance any kind of campaign to give the album the chance it deserves to be heard by a larger audience.
THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY...
Our music has inspired some very creative visual ideas from a small independent film company called Free Seed Films.
Like us, they operate on a no budget policy. This policy, although at times an aid to creativity, brings with it obvious restrictions when it comes to the finished product.
We would like this funding to enable us to make three music videos to accompany the leading tracks from our new album and complete an almost perfect package. Without quality visual representation music has a half life. The marriage of sound and vision has become an art form in itself and an essential element to the success of any album.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges involved when undertaking any projects involving film can be minimized by proper planning. Of course there are many unforeseen pitfalls that can occur during any shoot but, with an experienced film company who are used to working with little to no budget and have achieved amazing results, we feel confident that we can successfully achieve our aims.
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
To give an idea of some of the issues we face, they could include:
filming delayed due to weather, equipment failure, locations falling
through, or some other surprise, but with sensible heads and some
contingencies built into the planning, we shall overcome.
Aside from the actual production, the rewards offered will be
delivered by a pre-existing, proven merchandising system. In
addition, any unusual one-off rewards (such as the gig entry rewards)
are able to be fulfilled on multiple dates, minimising the risk of a
failure to deliver.
With an extensive fan base of loyal 'Blockheads' behind us, we
anticipate being able to spread the word about the campaign quite
quickly, building up to the critical mass needed to cross the finish
line. This will be helped by the promotional team that are work on
the new album, as well as by the fact that we are still actively
Same Horse, Different Jockey, but we'll still be in the winners
- (30 days)