Hello good people,
We're deliriously happy to announce that Makings Debut Album is finally on its way to you! It is due to be sculpted by the hands, ears and, hopefully, the very soul of the legendary producer Chris Potter, who has worked with The Verve, Blur and The Rolling Stones, to name but a few. If you were given the chance to work with one of your heroes, you'd be too excited to sleep, eat and do any of those things that boys usually do, too. Yep, it's safe to say that this baby of ours is nearly ready to pop out!
As many of you know, it's not easy in the music business without the financial backing of a label. We work long hours for little or no pay, all for the sheer enjoyment of creating something that's bigger than ourselves. The good news is we have managed to finance the bigger part of the album recording and production process without robbing a bank or committing any other heinous crimes. We've basically spent every penny we have, while also exhausting the limited loan options available to us as full-time musicians. After spending countless hours writing & re-writing, arranging & re-arranging, rehearsing & recording the material, we're at the final hurdle. The thing is, it's just a bit too high for our collective legs to jump and we need a helping hand up. We're so close to the finish line, yet so far.
That brings us to the essence of this campaign. We are seeking your help with the financing of the work that is still to be done on the album, the mixing and mastering.
So, dearest families, friends, fans,fellow musicians and other kind people out there who understand what it is to be an independent artist, if you can find it in your heart to pledge through this campaign, we will be eternally grateful. We'll finally get that good night's sleep, but only when our music is in some of the most capable hands there are & is gonna sound the best that it possibly can!
Please check our videos for the two singles from our debut EP 'Lunatic' (the title track video here), and our website on www.makingsmusic.com for other links. This is only a taste of what you can expect of our 14-track extravaganza of an album and we can't wait for you to hear it. So please do get involved and help us to push this baby out into the world!
Take a look at the rewards we've designed for you, and thanks so very much for your pledge. Whatever it is you can afford, we really do appreciate it. Go raibh mile maith agat & see you all at the album launch!
Paddy, Rick, Barry & Raul
‘Full of energy and edge’ Chris Potter
‘The new wave wonderment’ U&I Music Magazine
‘Insanely powerful in a live environment’ Music Review Unsigned
‘Full marks for exploring so far outside the box’ Hot Press