This is a summary in English of the french version! Sorry in advance for the mistakes :)
The third album project!
The band started to play together in 2009, and after two albums released, in january 2014 the 5 guys decided to use this year to prepare a new one!
After 5 years passed on the road, with not less than 150 gigs given in Europe (france, belgium, switzerland, germany, denmark, slovaquia, tcheque republic....), the young band, composed of members from Two Tone Club and Taste in Vibes, is ready to speed up the pace, and finally decides to go to L.A. to record its next album.
Stuck in the middle with you/65 Mines Street/2010
The two first discs (released on Production impossible records in 2011 & 2013), were recorded locally by a friend of us, actually the first lead singer of the band. He had to leave us in 2012 as his other band had at this time a huge agenda. For the third one, we contacted Brian Dixon (Thee Huricanes, ex Aggrolites guitar player and producer, producer for a worldwide bunch of ska and reggae bands). He's gonna produce our next shot in his studios based in North Hollywood. Wicked!
That dress/Fix the clock/2013
So we'll go to LA on next february, and will have 3 weeks there to spend. 2 in the studio, and the third one to make our promo material : a video and a couple of photo sessions. We want to use the local ressources to come back to France with a nice package! That's why we ask for your help!
Oh! as far as the next album is concerned, for those who already know the band, we'll put more influences in our music. Just like in the first album, that will be a crazy pot-pourri of ska & reggae of course, with subtle hints of surf music, garage, and so on. This is our spirit, we like things to be mixed to create a different atmosphere on each track. You'll see!
Black & white + Life is a bitch (Live @ Gambrinus 2014)
Why are we asking for your participation?
We are a "small" band with "big" ambition. This whole year we played a lot to save money to be able to make our recording project true. We even bought a low coast van to, just to limit the costs on the road. And now it is, the next shows until december will finish to pay the studio renting. We already booked our flights, car, flat, etc... We made a lot of sacrifices this year, and we know we'll soon be rewarded for these efforts... And we are quite proud of it!
Second mini teaser, on a track called "I do my best". Demo recorded on october 2014.
This project needs to be enhanced by a solid promotionnal material, and a videoclip is the best way to talk about an album, on the internet at least. We want it pro, but we are running out of budget.
Some friends recommended us to apply on kisskissbankbank and ask for a little help from the kissbankers community, that's what we're doing right now!
The third week of our stay in LA will be exclusively used to make our promo stuff. Whatever it happens with this kkbb session, we'll film ourselves our video! But it'd be better to let the professionnals do this for us. This is a promise land for movie makers! We are looking all the options there and we will be able to give the names of a couple of directors to chose from very soon!
La somme de 2500€ a été décidée par rapport aux différentes annonces de réalisateurs de courts/clips, etc... trouvées sur le net. C'est évidemment le minimum dont nous aurions besoin pour boucler la partie promo de notre projet, le budget global devant se fixer autour des 3500€.
Le titre qui sera mis en images est quasi arrêté, vous serez tenus informés sous peu! (ah oui, l'album se composera de 14 à 16 titres, voilà pour la première info relative au nouveau disque!).
Mais tous les détails vous seront transmis au fur et à mesure de l'avancement du projet, sur le fil d'info de notre page projet Kisskissbankbank... A suivre de près donc!
photo presse 2012
All our stuff on the third album is designed by misterbeetle.com
The artist does silkscreen printings and some of our best products will be hand made specially for the kissbankers!
A very exclusive LP will be proposed to! Extra limited edition! More infos soon about all this (designs and samples...)
One of the new logos (design misterbeetle.com)