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 ;)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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