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Ships Debut Album Release

SHIPS | Dublin

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  • Target: €6000
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

Digital release of the album on the official release date. Artwork file included and a massive thank you from our two hearts. Thankyous will be transmitted directly from our hearts to yours.

€25 +

Vinyl album, plus a digital copy, a week in advance of the official release date and a massive thank you from our two hearts. Thankyous will be transmitted directly from our hearts to yours.

€35 +

Vinyl Package You will receive the vinyl album release, the digital copy, as well as our two previous vinyl 7" releases, a week in advance of the official release date and a massive thank you from our two hearts. Thankyous will be transmitted directly from our hearts to yours.

€50 +

Vinyl Package + You will receive the vinyl album release, the digital copy, as well as our two previous vinyl 7" releases, a week in advance of the official release date, plus two tickets to the album launch gig in Dublin (details to TBA) AND a massive thank you from our two hearts. Thankyous will be transmitted directly from our hearts to yours.

€100 +

Vinyl Package ++ You will receive a signed copy of the vinyl album release, the digital copy, as well as our two previous vinyl 7" releases, a week in advance of the official release date, plus 4 tickets to the album launch gig in Dublin (details to TBA) AND a personal thank you note from Simon and Sorca.

€500 +

Ships live gig at the event of your choosing! Travel and accommodation (if necessary) not included if outside Dublin, Ireland. Suitable sound system must be provided by you or your venue. You will also receive the vinyl and digital release a week before the official release date as well a massive thank you from our two hearts. Thankyous will be transmitted directly from our hearts to yours.

€1000 +

Producer credit for the video, dinner and Vinyl Package ++ You will receive a signed copy of the vinyl album release and the digital copy, a week in advance of the official release date, plus 4 tickets to the album launch gig in Dublin (details to TBA) A producer credit on the video and dinner with Simon and Sorca in Kimmage, where you can tour the studio and snuggle the cats. As well a massive thank you from our two hearts. Thankyous will be transmitted directly from our hearts to yours, in person.

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SHIPS

We have been working on our first full length album for over a year now. The songs have been evolving along with our sound and we have put to use the great experiences we've had playing live as Ships over the last few years. We write the beginnings of each song together and separately, but come together for the final shaping, mixing and producing. We do all of this in our home studio here in Kimmage with our two roadie cats, Jackson and Frankie.

This vinyl album release will come with some surprises within the gate fold artwork itself and we are hard at work designing with Dave Darcy, from One Strong Arm, to bring the themes of the music alive in the visual representation.

We would also like to put the production of a video out to tender along with this project. The decided videographer will have the remaining budget to work with and we hope to work with someone living and working on our fair isle. With so many talented artists and filmmakers here we want to open the opportunity up to them (albeit with a tiny budget)
 

We thought long and hard about getting labels involved in the release of the album, but since we don't need any help, in the traditional sense, with the recording process, it made more sense to cut out the middle man and go directly to the people who have been asking for it.

The money raised will cover -
The cost of pressing the vinyl, estimated at €2000
The cost of the special gatefold sleeve, estimated at €500
Art work, design and printing and assembly, estimated at €1500
Vinyl album mastering, estimated at €1000
Video for the first single from the album, €1000


The only challenge we foresee at this point is getting our vinyl pressed in time for the official release date, since there has been such a huge return to this medium. We cannot place the order until the funding is in place, but we are allowing an 8 week turnaround time (our previous experience has delivered in six) so we hope that there will be no delays beyond this.

We are so grateful to anyone who might consider investing in our music We are proud to have been part of the Irish music scene for as long as we have without an album to date and we ' re hopeful that we ' ll finally get it out there