The revered British folk punk group The Men They Couldn’t Hang will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2014 with the recording and release of a brand new album via a campaign with Pledge Music that has already seen them raise almost 90% of their target amount in the first three weeks (to 18th November).
In addition to the purchase of signed CD’s, extremely limited vinyl copies and an exclusive bonus CD, other incentives invite Pledgers to contribute backing vocals, perform at one of TMTCH’s forthcoming live shows and have a curry with them afterwards!
Every Pledger will also be entered into a raffle to win a unique prize dubbed ‘The Bundle’, which will be created during the recording sessions and which the band claim “will include the original studio track notes, lyric sheets, rough mix discs, CD’s that we’ve been listening to, half finished bottles of Oban whiskey, a mandolin signed by the band and any other studio detritus we decide to throw in.”
Once the target has been reached, 10% of any further monies raised will be donated to CISWO, a charity that provides community and personal welfare services within mining and former mining communities.
All other funds will go directly to the recording, manufacturing and distribution of the new album, which is planned for general release in early May and will be showcased at a special 30th Anniversary show in London at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 19th April.
Full details of the Pledge campaign can be seen here : http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tmtch
The Men They Couldn’t Hang will also play three regional UK dates next month at:
12.12.13 MANCHESTER Academy
13.12.13 GLASGOW King Tut’s
14.12.13 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy