Sweet Leaf - Debut Album

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Sweet Leaf - Debut Album

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Please help us complete our debut album.

Sweet Leaf are 5 piece Dub/Indie Rock/Industrial Reggae band from Christchurch that got together in 2009 after a late night poker game with the current band members, initially we were based out of the original Clevetown Studios in Lichfield Street, Christchurch and were due to release the album in November 2010 at an upstairs gig at the Dux De Lux lounge but after the September earthquake destroyed the studio, everything was put on hold.

Before we could carry on with recording the album, the studio had to be completely rebuilt, which it eventually was until the February 2011 earthquake hit. We were then locked out of that studio for over 4 months and with that much down time and all of the post Christchurch earthquake aftermath, it's been hard to maintain the vibe. People have described our sound as having elements of dub rock, reggae, indie and electronica with some saying our range of sound is so diverse they can't put a genre on it and we like it like that!


Here's the plan...

Finishing the album is something we are so passionate about doing, it's one of the things that has kept us all positive and given us something to look forward to through these tough times so finally, now in 2013 we're completing the album almost 3 years after it was first due.

May is NZ Music month so in support of that, we are releasing 2 singles, Everything & Haida Gwaii internationally on iTunes and through other major online outlets from the upcoming album to help raise awareness of this project.

The release date for the album is July 31st 2013 and we are asking for your support to help us meet the cost of mixing, mastering and the production of a limited run of high quality CD albums to sell and to say thanks to the people who pledge for this project and helped make this happen.


Have a listen to our music...



Here's how to find us...

Check out our social networks, like us on Facebook, share our music on Soundcloud with your friends, buy our music from Bandcamp and follow us on Twitter.


Photos

Here's a selection of photos from one of our recording sessions, you can check out more photos on our website www.sweetleafnz.com

Comments

Updates 5

The Home Stretch

19/06/2013 at 10:56 AM

Hey Sweet Leafers...

So, only a few days to go and it looks like we are going to reach our goal of $3000

The artwork for the album is almost finished, just a few more things to add and then proofed and double checked and it's ready to go to the printers. Make sure you have joined our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sweetleafmusicnz to stay up to date with all the latest in regards to the album. As soon as all the artwork is signed off, we'll be putting all the info out there as well as some upcoming gigs that we're really excited about.

Steve is working like a mad man putting all the final touches on the mixdowns & getting all the tracks ready to be mastered, again, we'll be putting the tracklist out there once everything is confirmed so make sure you join us on facebook so we can keep you posted.

We'll be in touch with you all as soon as the campaign is finished and will keep you all updated with your various rewards etc. So once again thank you to everybody who has pledged, shared, liked and supported us through this, we weren't really sure how this would go but i guess when you've got such a wicked bunch of friends and supporters, it makes things a lot easier.

Peace

Sweet Leaf



We are so so close

12/06/2013 at 5:41 AM

Hi everybody.

We are really happy to report that we have almost reached our goal of $3000.

We are only about $600 short with just under 2 weeks to go. This equates to around 25 copies of the album, Unfortunately if we don't reach our goal, we get nothing and there will be some very sad and upset people that wont get their rewards and we want to avoid upsetting people.

So we ask each and all to help us with one more round of annoying all your friends and ask them to take a listen and if they like what they hear, support some NZ artisits and get themselves a copy of the new album, it's only $25 and you'll be one of only 250 people with a hard copy.

We also have some dates coming up where will be performing Sweet Leaf will be performing all the tracks on the new album (and there are some gems that you haven't even heard yet) including "Charlie Manson" & "Walking Talking".

Here's the link to the pledgeme page www.pledgeme.co.nz/1012

Please copy and paste this into your social networks and help us reach our target. Thank you so much to everybody who has helped make this happen, it's really awesome!!

The Sweet Leaf team.


1/3 The Way There!

24/05/2013 at 5:37 AM

Hey everybody.

So we are 1/3 of the way to reaching our goal and we still have 30 days remaining. We have had some interest in our live performance rewards so we have added another private show (THIS WILL BE THE LAST ONE) and an extra reward to secure a date as part of the album release tour.

Check it out and share this with your friends cos remember.... If we don't reach our target, we don't get anything at all and that would be sad. Mostly sad, because all of these wonderful people who have pledged so generously wont get to enjoy their amazing rewards for helping us out.

The Sweet Leaf Crew xo

We almost 1/3 of the way there!

16/05/2013 at 9:31 AM

38 days to go and we're almost a third of the way to reaching our goal thanks to you guys! 


The Sweet Leaf private show has been snapped up which is a fantastic reward for one generous pledger, the band looks forward to putting on a private performance for you later this year.


Thanks again for your generosity and be sure to share the link with your friends on your social networks


http://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1012


Regards


The Sweet Leaf crew

Thanks so much

26/04/2013 at 12:15 PM

Wow, Great to see so much support so early on, thanks for sharing this around and thanks so much to those who got the ball rolling with their generous pledges.

Much love... :-)

    Pledgers 29

    Lowell
    2013-06-21 22:50:03 +1200
    David Batterbury
    2013-06-21 18:52:59 +1200
    Mandi Ruth Green
    2013-06-21 17:25:43 +1200
    Nina Andrew
    2013-06-21 17:21:17 +1200
    Sound Workshop
    2013-06-20 23:40:44 +1200
    Lyn Mallon
    2013-06-20 23:30:08 +1200
    alan williams
    2013-06-19 21:21:38 +1200
    Steve Fowler
    2013-06-19 12:07:28 +1200
    James Marius Holvey
    2013-06-18 13:23:28 +1200
    adrian
    2013-06-18 07:18:22 +1200
    Phil Worner
    2013-06-17 22:42:20 +1200
    Pauline Fowler
    2013-06-14 23:28:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-06-12 17:21:00 +1200
    Luci
    2013-05-29 10:21:01 +1200
    Phil Patey
    2013-05-29 07:10:57 +1200
    Gabriel Matthew Yanicki
    2013-05-26 09:09:54 +1200
    Sian Nuttall
    2013-05-25 09:12:04 +1200
    Ryan
    2013-05-24 16:41:02 +1200
    Carey Best
    2013-05-21 17:13:44 +1200
    Jess Mcconnochie
    2013-05-17 18:48:55 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-17 13:19:07 +1200
    Pauline Stewart
    2013-05-16 20:43:58 +1200
    Pauline Stewart
    2013-05-16 20:38:48 +1200
    Dane
    2013-05-16 14:01:20 +1200
    Pauline Fowler
    2013-05-12 14:22:55 +1200
    Miki Mars
    2013-05-05 19:09:17 +1200
    Sarah-Jane Andrew
    2013-04-26 18:07:27 +1200
    Bernie. Onthecoast
    2013-04-26 15:56:48 +1200
    Glenn Pedersen
    2013-04-26 15:30:13 +1200

    Followers 1

    Followers of Sweet Leaf - Debut Album

    Sweet Leaf - Debut Album

    Project 2013-04-24 05:40:31 +1200



    Please help us complete our debut album.

    Sweet Leaf are 5 piece Dub/Indie Rock/Industrial Reggae band from Christchurch that got together in 2009 after a late night poker game with the current band members, initially we were based out of the original Clevetown Studios in Lichfield Street, Christchurch and were due to release the album in November 2010 at an upstairs gig at the Dux De Lux lounge but after the September earthquake destroyed the studio, everything was put on hold.

    Before we could carry on with recording the album, the studio had to be completely rebuilt, which it eventually was until the February 2011 earthquake hit. We were then locked out of that studio for over 4 months and with that much down time and all of the post Christchurch earthquake aftermath, it's been hard to maintain the vibe. People have described our sound as having elements of dub rock, reggae, indie and electronica with some saying our range of sound is so diverse they can't put a genre on it and we like it like that!


    Here's the plan...

    Finishing the album is something we are so passionate about doing, it's one of the things that has kept us all positive and given us something to look forward to through these tough times so finally, now in 2013 we're completing the album almost 3 years after it was first due.

    May is NZ Music month so in support of that, we are releasing 2 singles, Everything & Haida Gwaii internationally on iTunes and through other major online outlets from the upcoming album to help raise awareness of this project.

    The release date for the album is July 31st 2013 and we are asking for your support to help us meet the cost of mixing, mastering and the production of a limited run of high quality CD albums to sell and to say thanks to the people who pledge for this project and helped make this happen.


    Have a listen to our music...



    Here's how to find us...

    Check out our social networks, like us on Facebook, share our music on Soundcloud with your friends, buy our music from Bandcamp and follow us on Twitter.


    Photos

    Here's a selection of photos from one of our recording sessions, you can check out more photos on our website www.sweetleafnz.com

    Comments

    The Home Stretch

    19/06/2013 at 10:56 AM

    Hey Sweet Leafers...

    So, only a few days to go and it looks like we are going to reach our goal of $3000

    The artwork for the album is almost finished, just a few more things to add and then proofed and double checked and it's ready to go to the printers. Make sure you have joined our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sweetleafmusicnz to stay up to date with all the latest in regards to the album. As soon as all the artwork is signed off, we'll be putting all the info out there as well as some upcoming gigs that we're really excited about.

    Steve is working like a mad man putting all the final touches on the mixdowns & getting all the tracks ready to be mastered, again, we'll be putting the tracklist out there once everything is confirmed so make sure you join us on facebook so we can keep you posted.

    We'll be in touch with you all as soon as the campaign is finished and will keep you all updated with your various rewards etc. So once again thank you to everybody who has pledged, shared, liked and supported us through this, we weren't really sure how this would go but i guess when you've got such a wicked bunch of friends and supporters, it makes things a lot easier.

    Peace

    Sweet Leaf



    We are so so close

    12/06/2013 at 5:41 AM

    Hi everybody.

    We are really happy to report that we have almost reached our goal of $3000.

    We are only about $600 short with just under 2 weeks to go. This equates to around 25 copies of the album, Unfortunately if we don't reach our goal, we get nothing and there will be some very sad and upset people that wont get their rewards and we want to avoid upsetting people.

    So we ask each and all to help us with one more round of annoying all your friends and ask them to take a listen and if they like what they hear, support some NZ artisits and get themselves a copy of the new album, it's only $25 and you'll be one of only 250 people with a hard copy.

    We also have some dates coming up where will be performing Sweet Leaf will be performing all the tracks on the new album (and there are some gems that you haven't even heard yet) including "Charlie Manson" & "Walking Talking".

    Here's the link to the pledgeme page www.pledgeme.co.nz/1012

    Please copy and paste this into your social networks and help us reach our target. Thank you so much to everybody who has helped make this happen, it's really awesome!!

    The Sweet Leaf team.


    1/3 The Way There!

    24/05/2013 at 5:37 AM

    Hey everybody.

    So we are 1/3 of the way to reaching our goal and we still have 30 days remaining. We have had some interest in our live performance rewards so we have added another private show (THIS WILL BE THE LAST ONE) and an extra reward to secure a date as part of the album release tour.

    Check it out and share this with your friends cos remember.... If we don't reach our target, we don't get anything at all and that would be sad. Mostly sad, because all of these wonderful people who have pledged so generously wont get to enjoy their amazing rewards for helping us out.

    The Sweet Leaf Crew xo

    We almost 1/3 of the way there!

    16/05/2013 at 9:31 AM

    38 days to go and we're almost a third of the way to reaching our goal thanks to you guys! 


    The Sweet Leaf private show has been snapped up which is a fantastic reward for one generous pledger, the band looks forward to putting on a private performance for you later this year.


    Thanks again for your generosity and be sure to share the link with your friends on your social networks


    http://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1012


    Regards


    The Sweet Leaf crew

    Thanks so much

    26/04/2013 at 12:15 PM

    Wow, Great to see so much support so early on, thanks for sharing this around and thanks so much to those who got the ball rolling with their generous pledges.

    Much love... :-)

      Lowell
      2013-06-21 22:50:03 +1200
      David Batterbury
      2013-06-21 18:52:59 +1200
      Mandi Ruth Green
      2013-06-21 17:25:43 +1200
      Nina Andrew
      2013-06-21 17:21:17 +1200
      Sound Workshop
      2013-06-20 23:40:44 +1200
      Lyn Mallon
      2013-06-20 23:30:08 +1200
      alan williams
      2013-06-19 21:21:38 +1200
      Steve Fowler
      2013-06-19 12:07:28 +1200
      James Marius Holvey
      2013-06-18 13:23:28 +1200
      adrian
      2013-06-18 07:18:22 +1200
      Phil Worner
      2013-06-17 22:42:20 +1200
      Pauline Fowler
      2013-06-14 23:28:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-06-12 17:21:00 +1200
      Luci
      2013-05-29 10:21:01 +1200
      Phil Patey
      2013-05-29 07:10:57 +1200
      Gabriel Matthew Yanicki
      2013-05-26 09:09:54 +1200
      Sian Nuttall
      2013-05-25 09:12:04 +1200
      Ryan
      2013-05-24 16:41:02 +1200
      Carey Best
      2013-05-21 17:13:44 +1200
      Jess Mcconnochie
      2013-05-17 18:48:55 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-17 13:19:07 +1200
      Pauline Stewart
      2013-05-16 20:43:58 +1200
      Pauline Stewart
      2013-05-16 20:38:48 +1200
      Dane
      2013-05-16 14:01:20 +1200
      Pauline Fowler
      2013-05-12 14:22:55 +1200
      Miki Mars
      2013-05-05 19:09:17 +1200
      Sarah-Jane Andrew
      2013-04-26 18:07:27 +1200
      Bernie. Onthecoast
      2013-04-26 15:56:48 +1200
      Glenn Pedersen
      2013-04-26 15:30:13 +1200

      Followers of Sweet Leaf - Debut Album

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 21/06/2013 at 10:50 PM.