Midnight Cassette's First Album
Midnight Cassette's First Album!
Midnight Cassette's First Album
Midnight Cassette is a Brit-French-pop-rock band led by the velvety vocals of their runaway English singer, Amy Winter. The three French musicians that accompany our silky-voiced heroine add an eccentric touch of vintage brilliance and have the capacity to turn these soulful nostalgic songs into wistful journeys through cinematic landscapes. Get ready to be simultaneously shaken and soothed by pop songs from the heart that beat a path from the rolling hills to the small-town nightclub.
The four musicians are well-known regulars in Lyon’s modern music scene - having played together for many years in other bands (Electric Mamba, Electric Safari, Brainbow, Too Many Monkeys, Gloria). After forming Midnight Cassette in 2018, the members are excited to bring out their first album which is set to be released in April 2020.
Photographs - Anne-Laure Etienne
The first album
This August they booked a recording session in Lyon’s Studio Magneto where they recorded ten songs in the full heat of a southern French summer. They were accompanied by sound engineer and producer Giles Davenport.
The melodious songs are mainly composed and written by Amy and then brought into full glorious technicolour by Pierre, Tim and Lucien and their flair for vibrant instrumental arrangements. Vintage drumkits, amplifiers and organs add boisterous character to the sweet harmonious backing vocals, warped effects and a vivacious rhythm section.
Why we need you:
Supported by their music label Moon Face and the Adami, a French organisation that backs artists and musicians, the band were able to raise enough funds to pay for their time in the studio and to complete their song recordings, however albums are not cheap to make and they won’t be able to embark on the next step without your help… These days in the music industry, artists tend to make money from gigging and without having a first album to sell and promote, it is difficult to find sufficiently paid concerts in order to support the album production. A bit of a chicken and an egg situation, so we are asking you to be the chicken… Or maybe the egg?
Allocation of funds
Before it can be shared with the rest of the world the album still needs to be mixed by a sound engineer, mastered in Kerwax studio then finally pressed and printed onto vinyl records and CDs. We will also need to pay the copyright organisation’s production fees (the SDRM in France).
Here’s a breakdown of the costs:
Presales and goodies!
If you choose to prepurchase an album or donate to the campaign - not only will Amy, Pierre, Tim and Lucien be eternally grateful – but they could also send you a heart-felt variety of goodies and home-made art objects in return for your generosity. Take a look at the rewards page - up for grabs are personalised paintings, drawings and other fun merchandise designed by lead singer Amy.
If we collect more than our target…
…then we’ll put that extra money straight into making a video clip for one of our songs or we’ll hire a press attaché in order to promote the album. We still have many investments to make before we can start hitting the big stages!
Thanks for your time and much love from everyone on the Midnight Cassette team!