Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

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Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

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

 

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!

 

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Pledgers 26

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."

Olivia
2020-09-12 00:46:55 +1200

"Go go go Echo Children!"

Niina Bravo
2020-09-12 00:04:09 +1200

"I miss you, Amanda! Echo Children rocks :)"

eva backman larsson
2020-09-11 23:01:14 +1200
Tim
2020-09-11 20:52:04 +1200

"Let's go team!"

Simon
2020-09-11 20:25:01 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-09-11 08:43:57 +1200

"Can I get it signed please guys "

Andrew Duthie
2020-09-11 08:27:58 +1200

"Don't even own a record player but couldn't say no to a dinosaur. Let me know shipping cost and I'll add that too. Good luck EC!"

Matthew Elliot Storry
2020-09-10 16:23:21 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-09-10 13:43:22 +1200

"Can't wait! Best wishes Alex xx"

Julia Larsson
2020-09-10 10:17:41 +1200
Thomas Dinsdale-Young
2020-09-10 09:05:11 +1200

"I love the music and am very excited for the EP!"

Alice Dinsdale-Young
2020-09-10 08:08:23 +1200

Followers

Followers of Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

Echo Children - NEW EP: Toxic Happiness

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

 

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

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

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."

Olivia
2020-09-12 00:46:55 +1200

"Go go go Echo Children!"

Niina Bravo
2020-09-12 00:04:09 +1200

"I miss you, Amanda! Echo Children rocks :)"

eva backman larsson
2020-09-11 23:01:14 +1200
Tim
2020-09-11 20:52:04 +1200

"Let's go team!"

Simon
2020-09-11 20:25:01 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-09-11 08:43:57 +1200

"Can I get it signed please guys "

Andrew Duthie
2020-09-11 08:27:58 +1200

"Don't even own a record player but couldn't say no to a dinosaur. Let me know shipping cost and I'll add that too. Good luck EC!"

Matthew Elliot Storry
2020-09-10 16:23:21 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2020-09-10 13:43:22 +1200

"Can't wait! Best wishes Alex xx"

Julia Larsson
2020-09-10 10:17:41 +1200
Thomas Dinsdale-Young
2020-09-10 09:05:11 +1200

"I love the music and am very excited for the EP!"

Alice Dinsdale-Young
2020-09-10 08:08:23 +1200

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