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A 15 track, 1 hour, funk, punk, rock 'n' roll album which tells the story of one banker during the credit crunch and ensuing recession.
A 15 track, 1 hour, funk, punk, rock 'n' roll album which tells the story of one banker during the credit crunch and ensuing recession.
71 backers pledged £1,110 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, in contrast to this ridiculous video, the album is quite serious. Hey, we're all light and shade, right?

Here's what it's all about:

Listen to the album teaser while reading about the project...

Who are The Red Pills?

We're four lads from West Yorkshire, England who enjoy rock, punk and blues with the odd bit of indie, pop, prog, reggae and rap thrown in for good measure. Known as Captain Mayhem, Major Two Scoops, Colonel D.Bugger and General Ignorance, for the last four years we've been writing, rehearsing and demoing songs for our first album. This will be that album.

What do The Red Pills sound like?

In no particular order, we've been compared to - Dead Kennedys, Rage Against The Machine, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Buzzcocks, Manic Street Preachers. Check out the attached audio trailer to see what the album's going to sound like.

What are The Red Pills making?

Northern Rock will be a concept album that tells the personal story of one banker - his morals, his desires, how these affect him and the other people in his life. Over the course of the one hour / 15 track album, the banker comes to realise that he has been led astray by his own greed and he attempts to rectify the situation (although this is harder than it appears.)

Why do The Red Pills need my help?

The reason we're asking for your help is that we just can't afford to record the album in its entirety and slap down a massive wad of cash for all the merchandise too. 

Please don't think this is us crying the poor tale, we all have jobs and are putting as much money as we possibly can into the pot to record this album.

Recording the album and buying / making all the merchandise will cost a lot more than £1000.

The £1000 target fills a funding gap. It covers about half the cost of the recording and the rewards put together. Essentially by helping us out a little, you are co-funding something that we think you'll love.

How can I help The Red Pills reach their target?

If you like us, or even if you don't like us and you like the sound of the album, we ask you to contribute towards it by way of chucking some dosh in our direction in return for Northern Rock related goodies. 

We hope we've done a reasonable job of catering for what different people want, as none of us are marketing gurus (nor do we want to be.) We're just excited about making some cool stuff for you to enjoy.

Please listen to the audio preview and check out our video updates. Join our facebook page and get involved in spreading the word about the album.

All pledgers will gain access to a secret VIP group on Facebook, in which we'll be posting exclusive songs and other content.

Get in touch if you've got any questions.

Cheers for your friendship, help and support,

Tom, Nick, Sean and Jim - The Red Pills.

Risks and challenges

We've made some demos that we're happy with, we know how to record, who to record with and when to record. Assuming this campaign reaches its target, that's half of our funding. We already have the other half in the bank.

So there are no risks. Unless Mr. Glass a.k.a. General Anaesthetic a.k.a. Jim injures himself again in which case we'd have to wait for his fragile bones to knit themselves back together ;)

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    Pledge £3 or more About $5

    {DESTITUTE LEVEL REWARD}

    • A3 signed album poster.
    • Printed credit in the album booklet.
    • Northern Rock pin badges x3.
    • Download copy of 'Mr. Bag'.
    • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    {UNEMPLOYED LEVEL REWARD}

    • Bonus song, not available on the album or anywhere else.
    • PDF notes / artwork for bonus song, not available on the album or anywhere else.
    • Includes everything in {DESTITUTE} level reward.
    • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £8 or more About $13

    {LIBOR RIGGING LEVEL REWARD}

    Northern Rock T-shirt - one of four different designs on either black or white T-shirt in your choice of size / gender.

    • Includes {DESTITUTE} and {UNEMPLOYED} level rewards.
    • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    {CREDIT CRUNCH LEVEL REWARD}

    • Limited Edition signed CD copy of The Red Pills' first album 'Northern Rock.' Comes in printed CD case with small lyrics booklet.
    • Includes {DESTITUTE} and {UNEMPLOYED} level rewards.
    • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    {MIS-SOLD PPI LEVEL REWARD}

    • Softcover Northern Rock Art/Story book.
    DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER REWARDS. • Four colour • 40 pages • 6 x 9 inches trade size. • Features song by song lyrics and notes which explain the story behind Northern Rock and provide insight into the process of writing the album. Illustrated by the lovely Sarah Webb.
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    Pledge £15 or more About $24

    {MPs EXPENSES SCANDAL LEVEL REWARD}

    • Northern Rock - Triple CD Limited Edition.

    • Includes {CREDIT CRUNCH}, {DESTITUTE} and {UNEMPLOYED} level rewards. Plus:

    • CD2 - Printed CD containing The Red Pills' Northern Rock demo.

    • CD3 - bootleg containing hours of extra material recorded in our rehearsal studio on Colonel D. Bugger's dictaphone.
    • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $24

    {PLEDGER REQUEST COMBO #4}

    • Limited Edition signed CD copy of The Red Pills' first album 'Northern Rock.' Comes in printed CD case with small lyrics booklet. • Northern Rock t-shirt (4 different designs) in your choice of size / gender • Includes {DESTITUTE} and {UNEMPLOYED} level rewards. • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $32

    {PLEDGER REQUEST COMBO #2} - Includes the following: Limited Edition signed CD copy of The Red Pills' first album 'Northern Rock.' as detailed in {CREDIT CRUNCH} • Softcover Northern Rock Art/Story book as detailed in {MIS-SOLD PPI} • {DESTITUTE} and {UNEMPLOYED} level rewards. • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $40

    {TOXIC DEBT LEVEL REWARD} Deluxe Hardcover ImageWrap Northern Rock Art/Story book. DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER REWARDS. • Four colour • 40 pages • 6 x 9 inches trade size. • Features song by song lyrics and notes which explain the story behind Northern Rock and provide insight into the process of writing the album. Illustrated by the lovely Sarah Webb.
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    Pledge £25 or more About $40

    {PLEDGER REQUEST COMBO #3} - Includes the following: Northern Rock - Triple CD Limited Edition. • Softcover Northern Rock Art/Story book as detailed in {MIS-SOLD PPI} • {DESTITUTE} and {UNEMPLOYED} level rewards. • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $64

    {PLEDGER REQUEST COMBO #1} - Includes the following: Limited Edition signed CD copy of The Red Pills' first album 'Northern Rock.' as detailed in {CREDIT CRUNCH} • Hardcover Northern Rock Art/Story book as detailed in {TOXIC DEBT} • Northern Rock T-shirt as detailed in {LIBOR RIGGING} • {DESTITUTE} and {UNEMPLOYED} level rewards. • Includes UK postage.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $80

    {FRED GOODWIN IS A CUNT LEVEL REWARD}

    • Northern Rock - The Ultimate Edition. Includes:
    • {CREDIT CRUNCH}, {DESTITUTE}, {UNEMPLOYED}, {MPs EXPENSES SCANDAL} and {TOXIC DEBT LEVEL} rewards. Plus an exclusive 'The making of Northern Rock' DVD and exclusive Northern Rock black T-shirt in the size / gender of your choice.
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    Pledge £60 or more About $96

    {PASTIE TAX LEVEL REWARD} • 3 Tier Northern Rock 'world financial crisis' themed cake. • 10 'The Red Pills' themed buns. • DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER REWARDS. Collection only (or we might deliver it if you're local.)

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