20lb Sounds Kickstarter
As some of you will know I play guitar and sing in Liverpool rock band 20lb Sounds. I have done for about 2 and a half years now. In that time we’ve done some really good gigs, written some good songs (we think) and even done a bit of recording. With tracks like Jimmy Carter and El Bubblino proving popular. The recording process has always been tricky though and we spent a long time trying to lay down each track separately and completely polish things to a tee. You know what though? Lately we’ve realised it works much better when we just record live. Rock music should really be live anyway, not sterilized and quantized. That’s not real. We recorded the track you can see on the video below in our rehearsal room with just 4 microphones. It sounds pretty impressive when you know that and we’d like to get hold of more equipment to make a full live album this winter.
In order to purchase equipment and fund the album we set up a Kickstarter project and launched it last night, November 13th. In around an hour we’d hit the original £250 target and were still going. It’s fair to say we were all a little surprised by the response. Thank you to everyone who’s supported us. We love you.
The campaign is open for another 19 days and we’ll use all money raised to improve the recording and artwork. We’ll also keep our backers up to date throughout the process. So if you like what you hear and want to buy an advance copy of the album please do. Also share it with friends and tell others, we appreciate it.