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The album is done! Pledgers will receive their download links on Friday 1st May 2015 and physical orders will ship in July. We did it!
If you haven’t pledged yet you have until Thursday 30th April to pre-order or you’ll have to wait til the general release in Autumn.
Thank you all!
Hello friends – I have some news!
I’m extremely excited to announce the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for my third album “Direction Of Travel”, in partnership with PledgeMusic. So excited in fact that the first 50 pledgers will automatically get their name in the album credits as a thank you for their support!
My last album “Little Battles” was successfully funded in this way and ever since, people come up to me at gigs to ask when I’m going to start raising money for the next record. Thank you to those people for showing such interest and support!
I wanted to wait until I had a decent number of the album tracks written and demoed before setting up this campaign, and the time is now right to invite you to get involved. 5 songs are finished and demoed so far, and many more semi-finished songs are ready and waiting for me to get stuck in to them this summer. I’m currently reviewing studio and production options, have a list of my dream guest musicians in my head and am already starting to plan the cover art and videos.
The money raised from this Pledge campaign will go towards studio time, guest musicians (live drums, piano, strings and more) and music videos, and I’ll be stumping up the rest of the cash as well as continuing to work on promoting the project online.
I’ve come up with a fairly dizzying list of Pledger rewards, so please have a good browse and see what piques your interest. My favourite rewards last time were the ones where we got to hang out, so there’s lots more of that sort of thing as well as beautiful printed items to accompany the new music itself. I’m looking forward to sharing sneak peeks of the album in audio and video form throughout the process too, and everyone who pledges gets access to the backstage area where you can also let me know what kind of updates you’d like to see.
The “Little Battles” campaign was an amazing experience – knowing there was a group of people there rooting for me was the best feeling, and I hope I can get you even more involved this time.
I feel so ready to focus on getting this album out of my head and in to your ears, I couldn’t be more excited about the new songs and I’m looking forward to embarking on this musical adventure with you. Thanks for reading, and please share this link with your friends!
The third album from gloom-pop solo artist She Makes War.
The new album – a limited edition hand numbered + signed CD with lovely artwork.
The new album, “Direction of Travel” on CD, delivered to your doorstep as soon as it’s ready!
“Direction of Travel” Badge Pack – Set of 4
“Direction Of Travel” postcard set – Set of 6 photo and illustrated postcards to accompany the new album.
Handwritten lyric sheet of your choice – wait for the new songs or pick your favourite song from my first two albums
I’ll send you one mini polaroid photo from my musical travels (photo for illustration purposes only)+ a letter from the road!
This reward includes a gig ticket + limited edition tour goody bag + download of the new album.
Join She Makes War for an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment. This is futuristic tour planning – she sets the towns and dates, you buy tickets, she books an appropriate size venue. From house concerts to intimate, unusual venues, each show on this tour will be a true one-off.
12 March // BRISTOL – THE OLD BOOKSHOP
13 March // CARDIFF – MOON CLUB
16 March // PORTSMOUTH – EASTNEY CELLARS
18 March // BRIGHTON – THE BRUNSWICK
19 March // LONDON – POWER LUNCHES
21 March // NORWICH – OPEN
24 March // BIRMINGHAM – ORT CAFE
25 March // WREXHAM – CENTRAL STATION
26 March // SHEFFIELD – ROCKING CHAIR
27 March // MANCHESTER – THE WONDER INN
29 March // NEWCASTLE – HEAD OF STEAM
30 March // YORK – BASEMENT BAR
31 March // NOTTINGHAM – BODEGA
1 April // LEEDS – GAMES ROOM @ THE BRUDENELL
2 April // SWINDON – THE VICTORIA
Early limited edition CDs of debut album “Disarm”, hand numbered and signed (numbers 2-10)
Includes the new album “Direction of Travel” + bonus disc of demos and extra recordings. Signed and hand numbered.
Get standard CD versions of “Disarm”, “Little Battles” + "Direction of Travel, PLUS a personalised postcard!
Come to a picnic with She Makes War in Bristol and witness a special performance featuring some new album tracks.
Bristol – 14/3/15
London – 21/315
Berlin – TBC May 2015
A3 poster with artwork by Alex Bertram Powell, printed on high quality paper, hand numbered and signed by LK and ABP. Limited edition of 50.
Includes the new album “Direction of Travel” + bonus disc of demos and extra recordings + DVD featuring behind the scenes footage of making the album + extras.
Signed and hand numbered region free disc.
Limited edition album artwork print, approx 25cm x 25cm, hand numbered, signed and framed
Choose from one gold, one black and one salmon 4×4” fake leather finish ring binder photo albums containing at least 20 photos, printed ephemera and handwritten notes from my travels in Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark and the UK in October/November 2015
One-off live performance burned to a hand-decorated CD-R – 7 songs selected by you plus chatting in between
Personal Google Hangouts performance – 30 minute gig – you choose the songs (bring as many friends as you like!)
Super deluxe CD/DVD set – the album (signed and numbered) + bonus disc of demos and extra recordings + behind the scenes making the album DVD + set of 6 illustrated postcards depicting individual songs from the new album + handwritten lyric sheet
I’ll be keeping a scrapbook / recording diary throughout the process of making this album – will include mini polaroid photos, diary entries, sketches and lyrics.