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Join us on the journey of creating and releasing our first ever independent full length record, 'Dark Horses'.

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Hello friends,

After 10 years of funding and putting out releases with the help of record labels, we have decided to avoid that route and take the plunge to create and release our third LP, “Dark Horses” completely independently.

We are just about ready to head in to the studio to begin recording and we would love if you guys could help us in bringing this new album to life.

This is an exciting move for us. We see pledging as a way of the future for all artists, of all kinds. It’s a perfect way in which we are able to cut out the unnecessary middle-men in the industry and give power back to the people (you!).

We can’t tell you what our new album is going to sound like. We can tell you that we have put more blood/sweat/tears in to these songs than anything we’ve written before and we are absolutely busting to share them.

Every single pledge made will include a digital copy of “Dark Horses” a week before release day. You will also receive a free, instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”. The EP contains alternate, acoustic versions of 3 old favourites + 1 new unreleased B-side. This EP will not be available anywhere else. (Scroll down to FAQ’s for EP track listing).

There are a whole bunch of exclusive offers available, including some one-off items and a few unique experiences that we’re pretty excited about. Every limited exclusive will also include a signed copy of the new CD, sent out as soon as it’s ready.

All pledgers will also receive a 12 month ‘AccessPass’ which gives you access to all exclusive updates given through this site during the making of the album. This will include a plethora of videos, photos, blogs, song snippets and more to keep you guys as involved as possible along the way.

We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to visit us here. It would mean the world if you could get involved, and help make this dream a reality.

Much love to you all,

- The Getaway Plan

P.S. – In case we haven’t stressed it enough- Being able to make the record this way is really, really, really important to us. There aren’t many things that we won’t do to make it happen. If you feel we’ve left anything interesting out of the exclusives, feel free to e-mail us and make a suggestion- kim.thomas@blackyak.com.au

————FAQ’s————

Q. Where exactly does my money go?

A. There are a huge amount of costs involved in making a quality record. We will be using this money to put towards the studio expenses, mixing, mastering, artwork, distribution and the video for our first single. We will also be donating 5% of all money raised above our target to Beyond Blue to support all of the wonderful work they do in raising awareness of depression and anxiety.

Q. When will I be charged? When will I receive my items?

A. If paying by credit card, you will only be charged once we reach our target. If using PayPal, you will be charged, but if we do not reach the target, your money will be refunded. If, and as soon as we reach our target we will work on getting all items sent out as soon as we possibly can. The new album “Dark Horses” is due out early-mid 2015.

Q. Can I get my exclusive item signed?

A. Yes. We will make sure there are options available to have any and all physical items signed by the band. Any questions or concerns regarding this can be sent to- promotion@blackyak.com.au

Q. What does the exclusive T-shirt look like? When will I get it?

A. We don’t know the design just yet, but rest assure that it will be awesome. We will unveil the design ASAP, and it will be shipped as soon as the physical CD’s are ready.

Q. What’s with the album artwork?

A. The artwork on this page is only for display. The final artwork will be revealed in time.

Q. Whats on the instant exclusive acoustic EP?

A. The “Journaux” EP was recorded in our rehearsal space and produced and mixed by ourselves. We included 3 versions of old favourites in an entirely different format and also an exclusive unreleased B-Side.

Track listing-

1. Phantoms (Acoustic)

2. Shadows (Acoustic)

3. Untitled (B-Side)

4. Strings (Piano Version)

Q. Where’s my copy of the acoustic EP, “Journaux”?

A. Once you’ve pledged, head here: http://goo.gl/DsePXJ. It will be available in the first update and is available to every single pledger. There is also a link to the Updates section in the e-mail receipt sent to you when you pledged.

Q. How do the private acoustic shows work?
 
A. Over the years we have had countless enquiries from fans to do private shows. Whilst this is something we’d love to be able to do, the costs involved make it virtually impossible. To make doing the private shows feasible, they will be offered to tie in with the next time we are planning to be in each city. This way we can avoid the super expensive travel costs. There will be one acoustic show available per Australian capital city.

The available dates in each city are-
Sydney – Thurs 14th (Evening), Sat 16th (Afternoon) or Sun 17th of May.
Hobart – Sun 24th of May
Adelaide- Sat 30th of May
Brisbane- Sat 6th of June
Perth- Sat 13th of June.
Melbourne- The dates are a little more flexible as we live here!

Please contact promotion@blackyak.com.au prior to purchase so we can arrange the date with you.

Q. I live in the middle of nowhere… Can you please play at my house? And can you play on my Birthday instead?

A. If you live outside of an Australian capital city or would like a date of your own choosing, we may still be able to perform for you but there will be extra costs involved in getting us there. Please contact promotion@blackyak.com.au for more information.
  
Q. What sort of event could the acoustic show be?
 
A.  A surprise birthday, an engagement, treating your friends or we could even just serenade you alone in your bedroom… Any reason, really!
 
Q. Are there other costs involved in the acoustic show?
 
A. The shows are acoustic, which means they are a lot quieter than a regular show. This would be suitable for up 20-30 people depending on the setting. In the event that you wanted more people to attend- This is possible, however you would probably need to hire a PA & operator at your own expense. The band would also need to transport more equipment which in turn makes everything more costly. In saying that- These things can all be worked out and we will do everything we can to ensure your event rules. Contact promotion@blackyak.com.au for more info.

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AccessPass: Dark Horses

Dark Horses
AU$15
15.00
Available

Digital download of our new album "Dark Horses’ delivered a week before release day. You’ll also receieve a free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”.

"Dark Horses" CD

"Dark Horses" CD
AU$28
28.00
Available

Our new album “Dark Horses”, available on CD and delivered as soon as it’s ready.

You will also receive-

- The digital album delivered a week before release
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates.

Signed CD

Signed CD
AU$38
38.00
Available

The new CD, signed by us, made out to you personally and delivered as soon as it’s ready.

You will also receive-

- The digital album delivered a week before release
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates.

Exclusive T-Shirt + Signed CD

Exclusive T-Shirt + Signed CD
AU$65
65.00
Available

An exclusive ‘Dark Horses’ T-shirt + The new CD, signed by us, made out to you personally and delivered as soon as it’s ready

You will also receive-

- The digital album delivered a week before release
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates.

Original copy of our first Demo + Signed CD

Original copy of our first Demo + Signed CD
AU$70
70.00
50 left

This is the demo CD that started it all for us. These copies are from our very first CD pressing all the way back in 2004 when we formed. There are less than 500 of these in existence.

You will also receive-

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Guestlist x 2 - Fowlers Live  Show Adelaide Friday 29th May

AU$80
80.00
3 left

Admit 2 on our guestlist for our Fowlers Live  Show Adelaide Friday 29th May  2015
+  meet & greet the band  at soundcheck that day.
 
You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Guestlist x 2 - Republic Bar Show in Hobart  on Saturday 23r

AU$80
80.00
7 left

Admit 2 on our guestlist for our Republic Bar Show in Hobart  on Saturday 23rd  May  2015
+  meet & greet the band  at soundcheck that day.
 
You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Guestlist x 2 -Brightside Brisbane on Friday 5th June

AU$80
80.00
All gone!

Admit 2 on our guestlist for our Brightside shiw in Brisbane on Friday 5th June
+  meet & greet the band  at soundcheck that day.
 
You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Guestlist x 2 -Corner Hotel  Show in Melbourne  on 22nd  May

AU$80
80.00
All gone!

Admit 2 on our guestlist for our Corner Hotel  Show in Melbourne  on 22nd  May  2015
+  meet & greet the band  at soundcheck that day.
 
You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Guestlist x 2 -Newtown Social Club (1) Friday 15th May  2015

AU$80
80.00
7 left

Admit 2 on our guestlist for our Newtown Social Club Show in Sydney on Friday 15th May  2015
+  meet & greet the band  at soundcheck that day.
 
You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Guestlist x 2 -Newtown Social Club (2) Sat 16th May 2015

AU$80
80.00
2 left

Admit 2 on our guestlist for  our Newtown Social Club Show in Sydney on Saturday 16th May 2015
+  meet & greet the band at soundcheck that day.
 
You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Guestlist x 2 -Rosemount Hotel in Perth on Friday 12th June

AU$80
80.00
All gone!

Admit 2 on our guestlist for our Rosemount Hotel show in Perth on Friday 12th June.
+  meet & greet the band  at soundcheck that day.
 
You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Your Name in Liner Notes + Signed CD

Your Name in Liner Notes + Signed CD
AU$135
135.00
All gone!

Be a part of “Dark Horses” with your name appearing in a special “thank-you” section of the album’s liner notes.

You will also receive-

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Your Name in Liner Notes + T-Shirt + Signed CD

Your Name in Liner Notes + T-Shirt + Signed CD
AU$160
160.00
13 left

Be a part of “Dark Horses” with your name appearing in a special “thank-you” section of the album’s liner notes + An Exclusive “Dark Horses” T-shirt + A signed copy of the new CD as soon as it’s ready.

You will also receive-

- The digital album delivered a week before release
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Framed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Framed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
AU$210
210.00
All gone!

A unique, handwritten lyric sheet for one of our new songs, taken from Matthew’s own journal, framed and signed personally to you. (Disclaimer: Matthew has the handwriting of a 5 year old).

You will also receive-

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready

- The digital album delivered a week before release
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates.

Private Show – AVAILABLE -  Saturday 13th June - PERTH

AU$2,000
2000.00
1 left

We often get queries for TGP to play private shows.  
As much as would love to it’s usually the travel costs to get the band & gear to the city that throws a spanner in the works.
Now because we are already in town that weekend we can do the show for a fraction of the usual price.
We will do a 45 minute full band acoustic set at your house for you and your friends.
(Conditions apply – check the FAQs, and please contact- promotion@blackyak.com.au for more information prior to purchase).

You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Private Show – AVAILABLE -  Saturday 30th May - ADELAIDE

AU$2,000
2000.00
1 left

Private Show – AVAILABLE –  Saturday 30th May – ADELAIDE
We often get queries for TGP to play private shows.  
As much as would love to it’s usually the travel costs to get the band & gear to the city that throws a spanner in the works.
Now because we are already in town that weekend we can do the show for a fraction of the usual price.
We will do a 45 minute full band acoustic set at your house for you and your friends.
(Conditions apply – check the FAQs, and please contact- promotion@blackyak.com.au for more information prior to purchase).

You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Private Show – AVAILABLE -  Saturday 6th June  - BRISBANE

AU$2,000
2000.00
All gone!

Private Show – AVAILABLE –  Saturday 6th June  - BRISBANE
We often get queries for TGP to play private shows.  
As much as would love to it’s usually the travel costs to get the band & gear to the city that throws a spanner in the works.
Now because we are already in town that weekend we can do the show for a fraction of the usual price.
We will do a 45 minute full band acoustic set at your house for you and your friends.
(Conditions apply – check the FAQs, and please contact- promotion@blackyak.com.au for more information prior to purchase).

You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Private Show – AVAILABLE -  Sunday 17th May - SYDNEY

AU$2,000
2000.00
1 left

Private Show – AVAILABLE –  Sunday 17th May – SYDNEY
We often get queries for TGP to play private shows.  
As much as would love to it’s usually the travel costs to get the band & gear to the city that throws a spanner in the works.
Now because we are already in town that weekend we can do the show for a fraction of the usual price.
We will do a 45 minute full band acoustic set at your house for you and your friends.
(Conditions apply – check the FAQs, and please contact- promotion@blackyak.com.au for more information prior to purchase).

You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Private Show – AVAILABLE -  Sunday 24th May - HOBART

AU$2,000
2000.00
1 left

Private Show – AVAILABLE –  Sunday 24th May – HOBART
We often get queries for TGP to play private shows.  
As much as would love to it’s usually the travel costs to get the band & gear to the city that throws a spanner in the works.
Now because we are already in town that weekend we can do the show for a fraction of the usual price.
We will do a 45 minute full band acoustic set at your house for you and your friends.
(Conditions apply – check the FAQs, and please contact- promotion@blackyak.com.au for more information prior to purchase).

You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

Private Show – AVAILABLE -   May/June  - MELBOURNE

AU$2,000
2000.00
1 left

Private Show – AVAILABLE –   May/June  - MELBOURNE
We often get queries for TGP to play private shows.  
As much as would love to it’s usually the travel costs to get the band & gear to the city that throws a spanner in the works.
Now because we are already in town that weekend we can do the show for a fraction of the usual price.
We will do a 45 minute full band acoustic set at your house for you and your friends. As we are based in Melbourne the dates are much more flexible.
Contact management to discuss.
 (Conditions apply – check the FAQs, and please contact- promotion@blackyak.com.au for more information prior to purchase).

You will also receive- 

- A signed “Dark Horses” CD as soon as it’s ready
- The digital album delivered a week before release 
- A free instant download of our new exclusive 4-track acoustic EP, “Journaux”
- A 12 month AccessPass to all exclusive updates

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