Spent today renovating the studio. Put in soundproofing, hung old rugs on the walls & hooked up some sick new mood lighting. Plus we got to play with power tools, which is always fun...
We're basically living in the studio atm so figured it was time we decked the place out. Really happy with how it came together- can't wait for tomorrow's writing session! We'll be doing a studio tour vlog for you guys very soon.
Happy New Year friends! Hope you've recovered from your hangovers :). This was our first New Year's Eve together & we went HARD. Here's a selfie we can't remember taking... We're super pumped about 2016. This is going to be a HUGE year for The Sunpilots. Everything we've been working towards since we started living on the road 5 years ago is finally coming together.
There's an electric chemistry that happens in a band when you find the perfect lineup. It's extremely rare. You can't fake it. And baby, we've found it. The band is feeling fatter & more organic than ever before. And the demoes for the new album are sounding epic. It's hard to believe it's been 5 years since our last record! But in many ways this is our first album as a real band. It's going to be grungier, darker, heavier & straight from the heart... It's going to be something you've never heard before.
None of this would be happening without your amazing support (and couches). Thank you for making this crazy independent journey possible! With your help we're going to take The Sunpilots to a whole new level in 2016. Brace yourselves- it's going to be a wild ride.
Raj, Bob, Kay & Stefan
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Hey guys! We were blown away & humbled by your support & encouragement when we talked about crowdfunding our new album last week. So we've decided to do it!
Now we're working out what rewards / perks to offer. Got any suggestions? Anything goes!
Just like Sugarcoated, we want to release it as a free download. So we're thinking about a special digital version for supporters with acoustic b-sides & early access. We'll have signed CDs, vinyls & t-shirts too.
Let us know if you have any other ideas.
Hello friends! Greets from the mountains of Switzerland. Can't believe it's been 4 months since we arrived in Berlin to work on the new record!
It's been an intense time- getting our new bass player up to speed, preparing for our "Live from The Basement" video shoot (more on that soon) & touring Europe.
Now that's done, we finally can sink our teeth into pre-production. Starting Monday we're in studio lockdown in Berlin! We've written a bunch of killer riffs & lyrics and the band is sounding tighter & fatter than ever before. We're really, really pumped.
Only thing is, we've been scratching our heads about how to fund it...
You guys probably know we're independent & manage ourselves. We sold all our stuff in 2010, bought a one-way ticket out of Australia & we've been living on the road ever since. You've given us couches to crash on all over the world & that (combined with a canned soup diet & lots of busking) let us pull off 5 years of full time touring on our own! We're really proud of that, but it's time for us to take The Sunpilots to the next level.
We've decided to record in Berlin because it's cheap, inspiring and has a great street music scene. We're making just enough from busking & gigs to cover our living expenses. So we need to figure out how to fund recording/mixing/mastering/promoting the new album, making new music vids & the official World Tour.
It's a huge project for an indie band. But the result is going to be epic. The last year has been amazing for us & it feels like we're on the edge of something huge right now. Like the years of blood & sweat have been distilled into something so potent that we can smell it around the next corner. Yeah, we're excited.
So how do we do this? We want to stay independent so we're considering doing our first crowdfunding campaign. We love the idea of getting you guys involved & sharing the adventure with you. But it's something we've never done before so we want to get your feedback first. What do you guys think?