The Bionic Rats have started recording album number 4, with a working title of "Irish Twins" and we need your help to get it over the finishing line. We are currently recording the album and are nearly at the mixing stage. This is all being done at our bass player Graham Birney's home studio (the same place we recorded our latest album, "Another Fine Mess").
We recognize that the music business has changed so much over the last few years & everything is available online on Spotify, Youtube etc but there are still some of us who like to have a physical copy, if that sounds like you then please pledge what you can.
This is basically a pre order thing, if we get more than our target we'll also get our latest album "Another Fine Mess" (released Feb 2015) pressed onto CD. And if we exceed that our long out of print first album "Return Of The Bionic Rats" will get pressed up too.
We hope to release this new album before xmas if all goes well.
We were originally looking at getting vinyl but have heard horror stories of 6 to 8 month waiting times & coming up to xmas will be too long a delay so we're sticking with CDs at the moment.
Some background info on the The Bionic Rats:
We are a Dublin based Ska, 2tone & Reggae influenced band who have had so many line up changes in the ten years we've been in existence that if every ex member pledged €20 we'd probably reach our target in a week.
We have independently released 3 original albums over those years.
We play at longest running reggae night in Dublin every Sunday in The Foggy Dew now in it's 10th year.
We have shared the stage with many of our musical heroes over the years with Madness, The Beat, Lee Perry & Horace Andy being the stand out acts. We recently appeared on the Irish TV show "The Imelda May Show"
Our song 'Dear John' from our second album was used by Doc Martins for an online advert last year. Didn't get any free Doc's though.
We all like cake. Who doesn't?