Young Dubliners New Album Drive
Once again, we are asking for your support so we can start work on our tenth album. In the last few years, we have navigated through two band member changes and then the pandemic. These situations made it virtually impossible to seriously dive into a new project although we desperately wanted to. Each one of us has been writing alone for the last few years anxiously awaiting a time when we can get together and start the creative process.
That time is here. With vaccinations being administered at an increasingly rapid pace we feel confident that we will be able to congregate safely very shortly. So, we are asking for your help.
In order to make this happen we need to book studios, hire our producer Tim and survive while we write and stay off the road. In the past a label would give us an advance to pay for these things however, in return they would keep approximately 85% of the revenue from album sales AND make us pay back the advance from our measly 15%. Not the greatest deal in the world by a long shot.
By financing an album through our supporters we get to make the album we want to make and come out the other end without a massive debt. YOU get to act as an “executive producer” by putting your faith in the belief that we will make a great record.
This is how it works. At the base donation level, we are asking you to purchase our new album in advance. This will provide us with essential funds to begin the sessions. There are higher levels of support for those who can afford them, but every level will be a purchase, not a handout. You will always receive products that equal or exceed your donation in value.
Throughout the pandemic we have deliberately tried not to ask you for money as we were well aware that many of you were also experiencing hard times. Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel, we want to get back to work and get a Celtic rocking album into your device of choice. Your donation will make that happen and we thank you with all our hearts for making this possible.
All pledge goodies will be delivered before the official release date. You’ll be the first to get your hands on it.
We are only asking for what you can afford. We completely understand that these are tough times, and we will be forever grateful for whatever level you choose. All pledgers, regardless of the amount, will be listed in the Album credits as Executive Producers and will get exclusive updates and videos from the sessions.