Hornet are set to enter the studio this summer to record a brand new EP and are offering fans the chance to pre-order it exclusively through PledgeMusic. Every digital EP also includes a ticket to an intimate ‘Pledge-only’ launch show at a secret location in London later this year.
PledgeMusic is an online direct-to-fan music platform. The platform has attracted interest from labels and stars such as Slash, Bring Me The Horizon, Buzzcocks and many more by involving fans in the making of albums. This isn’t the first time Hornet have used PledgeMusic, Hornet ran a successful campaign last year and released their debut album ‘Skies Are Falling’.
Frontman Joe Thompson explains “We have a close relationship with our fans and like the fact that they can be involved in the making of the record with us and not just listen to it. Times have changed, I think it’s an important thing nowadays as people like to follow their favourite bands online and like to have a closer relationship with the band and the music”.
Hornet are giving fans access to an exclusive blog, where they will talk about the record, show them videos, photos, demos and more as they write, rehearse and record the songs. As a bonus, there will be prizes given away to one or more lucky fans for every 20% of the band’s target hit such as VIP tickets to their headline show at The Barfly, Camden on 29th May, signed merchandise and more. The sooner you pre-order, the more chances you have to win.
“The ‘Pledge-only’ EP launch show is unlike any show we’ve done before as our fans will decide the set list, hear the new songs played live for the very first time, get a signed setlist from the night and gain early entry to the venue and receive their photo with us. I think it’s going to be something really special” says Joe.
Hornet are also offering exciting one-off extras only available through PledgeMusic such as a studio experience, the chance to have your name mentioned in a song and tickets to a private acoustic show. You can pre-order the EP and more from www.pledgemusic.com/projects/hornet now.
Catch Hornet live
29 London Barfly
05 Cambridge Portland Arms
19 Croydon Scream Lounge
27 Hastings Beach Festival 2014
06 Hastings Union Bar