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Local band Crimson House gift album to fans

May 18, 2015



Cape Town – Local Cape town Blues Rock band Crimson House is set to release their 3rd Album “Come Alive’’ on the 26th of July 2015.

Instead of releasing the album in the traditional sense of having a launch party and then selling the albums at shows, they have decided to ‘gift’ the album to their fans. This will be in the digital format and a physical copy of the album.

“We want nothing more than to have the music out there, not just for streaming but in the hands of our fans, something they can hold, something tangible” says Riaan Smit the front man of Crimson House.

In order to make this happen the band has teamed up with Thundafund to launch a crowd funding campaign to raise just enough funds to print and distribute the album. The idea is that every person who ‘pledges’ will gift the album to a stranger, paying forward the ‘Come Alive’ album to other fans.

The band went the extra mile to collaborate with rising artist and painter Emily Paradise to create the artwork as a physical painting, of which an exclusive canvas print will be one of the pledge rewards. The artwork ‘reveal’ will be announced shortly.

After the pledgers have received their copy of the latest album, the rest will literally be thrown off stage at their Debut Oppikoppi performance.

The campaign goes live on Monday 18th May 2015. A 30 day campaign will be activated to raise the funds needed for this project to happen. They will be departing for STRAB music festival Mozambique on the 22nd of May 2015 and performing at Arcade Empire in Pretoria on the 23rd of May 2015 followed by the #CAB2STRAB tour to Mozambique in Association with Concerts SA and the Mobility fund.
The Album is scheduled for launch on the 26th July at Hillcrest quarry in Durbanville, with support acts to be announced.

Watch Campaign video here:

CAB2STRAB Tour dates:

Feat: 7th Son, Crimson House, Ann jangle & Kings Down South

May 16th Road to Strab Concert- Mercury live (Cpt)
May 23rd Road to Strab Concert- Arcade Empire (Pta)
May 24th Ann Jangle & Crimson House Papuzi’s (Jhb)
May 30th STRAB Music festival Ponta Molongane (Moz)
June 4th Artwork reveal (secret venue TBA)
July 26th Album Launch Hillcrest Quarry

Pledge here for a pre-order of the album: