Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

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Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

Project 2020-08-28 15:05:12 +1200

*Stretch Target Update*

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in reaching the minimum funding target. If you haven't pledged yet, we would still massively appreciate your support. We are working to a stretch target of $2500, which will enable us to press a 1st edition run of vinyl records.

Much love, Oliver, Amanda and Niamh x

Description

This October, we'll release our second EP, Toxic Happiness. Join the campaign to help us get this little labour of love out into the big ol’ world. Pre-order your EP and snazzy Echo Children merch now! We aim to get enough backing to fund a 1st Edition vinyl pressing of the EP.

About us

We like to meld psychedelic pop harmonies with sharp alt-country songwriting. Or at least that’s how we describe it in our press releases. Those of you who’ve seen us live know that we’re silly as all hell and love to take each other down a peg or two on stage. This self-promo thing is a bit awkward for us.

Basically, Ollie is all about writing lyrics that have a little dig at this bizarre modern existence of ours. Niamh crafts some killer harmonies over the top of Ollie’s booming baritone (Jesse Mulligan likes this), while Amanda adds a dash of “the weird” to make those backing vocals haunting. We wrap it all up with some driving beats and psychedelic guitar riffs.

More than anything, we love playing our tunes live because you all are so nice and dance along and laugh at our jokes. We’re absolutely gutted we haven’t been able to play live much in 2020. This EP project has been a nice way to keep us creative while we all wait out the pandemic. We hope you like it!

Niamh in the recording studio

About the EP

Toxic Happiness is our second EP, following 2017’s This Was Our Fault. We went into the studio with audio wizard Vivek Gabriel (Avantdale Bowling Club, Mice on Stilts) and are thrilled with how the songs are coming out.

Amongst the tracks you’ll hear from a heart-broken Onzo bike that’s been ditched for a Lime Scooter. You’ll hear sarcastic millennial musings about the housing market. And you’ll find out about that time Ollie got absolutely owned by a flock of bed bugs. 

While Covid put the brakes on our plans, the tunes are nearly finished. We’re putting the final touches on the EP and now we need your help to launch it into the real world.

There’s a whole list of rewards to your right (-->). Pick your fave merch or some personalized prizes to go with your EP download.

Ollie playing guitar with a bunch of amps behind him.

A note on our target

We’ve set our target at about a quarter of the cost of the recordings. PledgeMe is an all-or-nothing platform so we’ve aimed a bit lower to make sure the campaign meets its required minimum. But we’d love your help to spread the word, and with enough support we are aiming to press a 1st edition run of vinyl records. These are much more cost effective than a smaller run of lathe cut vinyls, but we need a minimum number of backers to make it viable!

Thanks for supporting us - you are an absolute gem of a human!

 

Comments

Updates 1

Toxic Happiness E.P. is Out Now!

20/01/2021 at 5:36 PM

Just a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who chipped in to help us make the E.P. 

It's now been released into the big wide world and you can check it out here on bandcamp! If you supported the crowdfunder then please check your emails, as we sent out individual download codes yesterday (hopefully these don't end up lost in your promotions/spam filters!). 

For those who ordered t-shirts, these have all been posted out now. We hope these reach you safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us pictures of themselves wearing them, it’s great seeing your lovely faces! We understand that delivery times have been somewhat sluggish due to the time of year, but any issues receiving the shirts then please let us know.

For those who ordered the 
vinyl 12" records, we are excited to have received a special vinyl master of the tracks done by the wonderful Darren McShane at Earwig Studios. It is all almost ready to be sent to the pressing plant and we hope to have fresh vinyl in our paws by April. We will send you update you on that when we have a vinyl release date confirmed.

Much love for 2021,

Ollie, Niamh and Amanda xxx

 

    Pledgers 42

    Noel Yeldos
    2020-10-18 17:49:19 +1300
    eva backman larsson
    2020-10-17 23:49:02 +1300

    "2 t- shirts size M blue and yellow "

    Elisa Ronzoni
    2020-10-17 21:57:21 +1300

    "You promised, Oliver! ;-) xx"

    Jim Cullinine
    2020-10-16 19:35:54 +1300

    "I loved Flowerbeds (& the vid). Keep up the good work guys. "

    Craig
    2020-10-16 14:23:21 +1300

    "This has popped up quite a bit on FB, thought I'd help out. All the best guys!"

    Juliane Thern
    2020-10-16 13:49:02 +1300
    Alex white
    2020-10-16 09:10:16 +1300

    "Hope you get to print your vinyl!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-14 22:49:23 +1300
    Sophie Schroder
    2020-10-12 08:34:19 +1300

    "So excited to hear the EP! "

    Alex Sipahioglu
    2020-10-11 23:07:19 +1300
    Sammy Mac
    2020-10-10 14:44:49 +1300
    Ciaran
    2020-10-07 16:44:44 +1300

    "So excited for y'all, it's going to be rad!"

    Sinéad O’Flynn
    2020-10-07 14:03:27 +1300
    Sarah Young
    2020-10-05 22:41:42 +1300

    "Vinyl? Why not wax cylinder?"

    Kiran Patel
    2020-10-05 16:07:32 +1300

    "Sent with love from MoveSpace!"

    Peter Tangney
    2020-10-04 10:45:41 +1300
    Jez Dunnett
    2020-09-30 08:08:50 +1300

    "Sorry it has taken a while :)"

    Sarah
    2020-09-29 13:11:42 +1300

    "Power to the flowers!"

    Briary Crawford-Zachernuk
    2020-09-29 04:48:59 +1300
    Bridget
    2020-09-28 23:12:16 +1300

    "Shirley says meow.... "

    Marcia Soanes
    2020-09-27 08:35:12 +1300

    "love your songs great band. good luck with the E.P. you totally deserve to be heard. "

    Jonny Spraggs
    2020-09-21 20:08:58 +1200

    "Go you good things!! Sweet dreams. Xx"

    Olga Dark
    2020-09-21 10:42:04 +1200

    "Yay new EP!! Cassie and I can't wait to hang out with the band ;)"

    Jessica Dobson
    2020-09-21 10:40:26 +1200

    "S white please 🙂 Nice work guys! "

    Jon Taylor
    2020-09-20 21:24:35 +1200

    "Looking forward to hearing it! :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-20 01:05:59 +1200

    "So excited for you guys!! Keep on making music xx "

    Vera pancaldi
    2020-09-19 19:09:09 +1200

    "Go for it gus, you're an inspiration, i love your T-shirts !"

    Sarah Salmon Xfactor
    2020-09-19 14:08:12 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-19 00:08:50 +1200

    "Go EC team! W x"

    Whitney Sher
    2020-09-16 09:41:04 +1200

    "Jake and I are so excited to listen to your new EP!! Miss you!! Sending love from our new home in San Francisco."

    Followers

    Followers of Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

    Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

    Project 2020-08-28 15:05:12 +1200

    *Stretch Target Update*

    Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in reaching the minimum funding target. If you haven't pledged yet, we would still massively appreciate your support. We are working to a stretch target of $2500, which will enable us to press a 1st edition run of vinyl records.

    Much love, Oliver, Amanda and Niamh x

    Description

    This October, we'll release our second EP, Toxic Happiness. Join the campaign to help us get this little labour of love out into the big ol’ world. Pre-order your EP and snazzy Echo Children merch now! We aim to get enough backing to fund a 1st Edition vinyl pressing of the EP.

    About us

    We like to meld psychedelic pop harmonies with sharp alt-country songwriting. Or at least that’s how we describe it in our press releases. Those of you who’ve seen us live know that we’re silly as all hell and love to take each other down a peg or two on stage. This self-promo thing is a bit awkward for us.

    Basically, Ollie is all about writing lyrics that have a little dig at this bizarre modern existence of ours. Niamh crafts some killer harmonies over the top of Ollie’s booming baritone (Jesse Mulligan likes this), while Amanda adds a dash of “the weird” to make those backing vocals haunting. We wrap it all up with some driving beats and psychedelic guitar riffs.

    More than anything, we love playing our tunes live because you all are so nice and dance along and laugh at our jokes. We’re absolutely gutted we haven’t been able to play live much in 2020. This EP project has been a nice way to keep us creative while we all wait out the pandemic. We hope you like it!

    Niamh in the recording studio

    About the EP

    Toxic Happiness is our second EP, following 2017’s This Was Our Fault. We went into the studio with audio wizard Vivek Gabriel (Avantdale Bowling Club, Mice on Stilts) and are thrilled with how the songs are coming out.

    Amongst the tracks you’ll hear from a heart-broken Onzo bike that’s been ditched for a Lime Scooter. You’ll hear sarcastic millennial musings about the housing market. And you’ll find out about that time Ollie got absolutely owned by a flock of bed bugs. 

    While Covid put the brakes on our plans, the tunes are nearly finished. We’re putting the final touches on the EP and now we need your help to launch it into the real world.

    There’s a whole list of rewards to your right (-->). Pick your fave merch or some personalized prizes to go with your EP download.

    Ollie playing guitar with a bunch of amps behind him.

    A note on our target

    We’ve set our target at about a quarter of the cost of the recordings. PledgeMe is an all-or-nothing platform so we’ve aimed a bit lower to make sure the campaign meets its required minimum. But we’d love your help to spread the word, and with enough support we are aiming to press a 1st edition run of vinyl records. These are much more cost effective than a smaller run of lathe cut vinyls, but we need a minimum number of backers to make it viable!

    Thanks for supporting us - you are an absolute gem of a human!

     

    Comments

    Toxic Happiness E.P. is Out Now!

    20/01/2021 at 5:36 PM

    Just a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who chipped in to help us make the E.P. 

    It's now been released into the big wide world and you can check it out here on bandcamp! If you supported the crowdfunder then please check your emails, as we sent out individual download codes yesterday (hopefully these don't end up lost in your promotions/spam filters!). 

    For those who ordered t-shirts, these have all been posted out now. We hope these reach you safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us pictures of themselves wearing them, it’s great seeing your lovely faces! We understand that delivery times have been somewhat sluggish due to the time of year, but any issues receiving the shirts then please let us know.

    For those who ordered the 
    vinyl 12" records, we are excited to have received a special vinyl master of the tracks done by the wonderful Darren McShane at Earwig Studios. It is all almost ready to be sent to the pressing plant and we hope to have fresh vinyl in our paws by April. We will send you update you on that when we have a vinyl release date confirmed.

    Much love for 2021,

    Ollie, Niamh and Amanda xxx

     

      Noel Yeldos
      2020-10-18 17:49:19 +1300
      eva backman larsson
      2020-10-17 23:49:02 +1300

      "2 t- shirts size M blue and yellow "

      Elisa Ronzoni
      2020-10-17 21:57:21 +1300

      "You promised, Oliver! ;-) xx"

      Jim Cullinine
      2020-10-16 19:35:54 +1300

      "I loved Flowerbeds (& the vid). Keep up the good work guys. "

      Craig
      2020-10-16 14:23:21 +1300

      "This has popped up quite a bit on FB, thought I'd help out. All the best guys!"

      Juliane Thern
      2020-10-16 13:49:02 +1300
      Alex white
      2020-10-16 09:10:16 +1300

      "Hope you get to print your vinyl!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-14 22:49:23 +1300
      Sophie Schroder
      2020-10-12 08:34:19 +1300

      "So excited to hear the EP! "

      Alex Sipahioglu
      2020-10-11 23:07:19 +1300
      Sammy Mac
      2020-10-10 14:44:49 +1300
      Ciaran
      2020-10-07 16:44:44 +1300

      "So excited for y'all, it's going to be rad!"

      Sinéad O’Flynn
      2020-10-07 14:03:27 +1300
      Sarah Young
      2020-10-05 22:41:42 +1300

      "Vinyl? Why not wax cylinder?"

      Kiran Patel
      2020-10-05 16:07:32 +1300

      "Sent with love from MoveSpace!"

      Peter Tangney
      2020-10-04 10:45:41 +1300
      Jez Dunnett
      2020-09-30 08:08:50 +1300

      "Sorry it has taken a while :)"

      Sarah
      2020-09-29 13:11:42 +1300

      "Power to the flowers!"

      Briary Crawford-Zachernuk
      2020-09-29 04:48:59 +1300
      Bridget
      2020-09-28 23:12:16 +1300

      "Shirley says meow.... "

      Marcia Soanes
      2020-09-27 08:35:12 +1300

      "love your songs great band. good luck with the E.P. you totally deserve to be heard. "

      Jonny Spraggs
      2020-09-21 20:08:58 +1200

      "Go you good things!! Sweet dreams. Xx"

      Olga Dark
      2020-09-21 10:42:04 +1200

      "Yay new EP!! Cassie and I can't wait to hang out with the band ;)"

      Jessica Dobson
      2020-09-21 10:40:26 +1200

      "S white please 🙂 Nice work guys! "

      Jon Taylor
      2020-09-20 21:24:35 +1200

      "Looking forward to hearing it! :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-20 01:05:59 +1200

      "So excited for you guys!! Keep on making music xx "

      Vera pancaldi
      2020-09-19 19:09:09 +1200

      "Go for it gus, you're an inspiration, i love your T-shirts !"

      Sarah Salmon Xfactor
      2020-09-19 14:08:12 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-19 00:08:50 +1200

      "Go EC team! W x"

      Whitney Sher
      2020-09-16 09:41:04 +1200

      "Jake and I are so excited to listen to your new EP!! Miss you!! Sending love from our new home in San Francisco."

      Followers of Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/10/2020 at 10:00 PM.
      Toxic Happiness - Digital Download
      Echo Children Tee (Fitted)
      Echo Children Tee (Staple)
      Toxic Happiness - First Edition 12" Vinyl
      Personalised 8-Bit Band Photo
      House Concert (Auckland Only)