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In March 2012, I released my debut EP, Flesh, with the support of 55 awesome people and Pozible. I'm very proud of it, but it is time to up the ante.

I'm very excited to be working on a new, as yet untitled EP, which will hopefully be complete and ready for release late this year. I learnt so much from the first one and I'm confident that this recording will sound even better. I have been in pre-production with the incredible Josh Schuberth of Endomusia Productions (Brett Winterford, Sara Storer, Alison Avron), working out arrangements and getting acquainted with each other's way of working. This has been very fruitful! I've also had a photo shoot with M Ellen Burns, which has resulted in some astonishingly gorgeous photos for the cover art. These will be revealed soon!

Would you like to be a part of it?

(This is where you enthusiastically shout, "Yes!")

I'm offering four distinct package types for supporters.

Digital: for those who don't want stuff to clutter.
Physical: for those who like stuff to hold.
Merch: for those who like to wear stuff.
Experience: for those who like doing stuff.

There are different levels of each, as well as an entry level package of just $1 for one pre-release digital track. That's a lot of choice! (See updates if it's not enough choice.)

Want something even more special? I've put together some Limited Edition packages as well. You can get me to hand paint you a pair of shoes, get a framed print of one of the beautiful photos, or have a house party gig. Have a look at the list to see what takes your fancy.

Please note all packages come with my gratitude!

Below is a pair of shoes I painted for myself to wear, based on my song Rainbows & Thunder.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Ben Hughes, Martin Ollman, Adam Thomas, Mark Coulson, Karina C, Neil Gardiner, Erk Scaresbrook, Stephanie Gilmour and Shane Perris for the use of their photos in the video.

Main project photo by Ben Hughes.

Some Of My Previous Work


Above is a snippet of one of the songs from the new EP, performed live for Amanda Palmer and her house party gig audience.

You can listen to (and download) my first EP at:
www.helenperris.bandcamp.com

Find me:
www.helenperrismusic.com
www.soundcloud.com/helenperris
http://www.youtube.com/user/0zhelen
www.facebook.com/helenperrismusic
www.twitter.com/helenperris

The Challenges

I have successfully completed a Pozible campaign previously for my first EP, Flesh, so I'm well acquainted with the obstacles that could arise and I've accounted for them with extra money and time budgeted this time around. I'm also mitigating potential issues by hiring a team of creatives (producer, graphic designer, etc) that have proven track records and that work well with me. I've already started the project: I have the artwork with the graphic designer and I've already been in the studio.

It's possible that I might have to spend longer in the studio, which would cost me more and may delay the release of the EP. I'd rather get it right and go into more debt than make something that doesn't make me weep with joy. Some of the rewards (like the house parties, the custom shoes and the skype singing lessons) will not be able to be fulfilled until after the release of the EP due to time constraints. This is reflected in the estimated delivery times.

If I don't meet my campaign target, I'll still be making the EP, but only releasing it digitally... which would be a shame because the art is truly beautiful!
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A$1 +Digital Entry Pack Pre-release digital download of one track from the EP. My gratitude.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$5 +Digital Basic Pack Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude.
17 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$15 +Physical Basic Pack Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $3 for shipping outside of Australia.
25 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$25 +Merch Basic Pack Sticker & magnet pack. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $3 for shipping outside of Australia.
9 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$35 +Digital Super Pack Digital backers-only tracks (live & demos). Digital lyrics booklet. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$50 +Physical Super Pack Your name in the thank you section on the EP. T-shirt OR canvas tote (your choice). Sticker & magnet pack. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $6 for shipping outside of Australia.
19 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$60 +Digital Extreme Pack Digital sheet music of all tracks from the EP. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Digital backers-only tracks (live & demos). Digital lyrics booklet. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$70 +Merch Super Pack T-shirt. Canvas tote. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Sticker & magnet pack. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $8 for shipping outside of Australia.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$80 +Experience Pack 1 A 30 minute Skype/FaceTime singing lesson. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $3 for shipping outside of Australia.
1 Chosen | 11 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$100 +Physical or Merch Extreme Pack Book of sheet music with artwork plus one of the following: signed A3 Poster or T-shirt or canvas tote (your choice). OR All three merch items (no sheet music): signed A3 Poster & T-shirt & canvas tote. PLUS A surprise. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $10 for shipping outside of Australia.
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$125 +Experience Pack 2 Choose a song for me to cover and I will post it to YouTube. A surprise. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $3 for shipping outside of Australia.
1 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$150 +Custom Shoes Pack Custom canvas shoes hand painted by me (you will need to tell me your size). A surprise. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $10 for shipping outside of Australia.
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$175 +Artwork Pack A framed and matted one of a kind 6x4 print of one of the beautiful photos from the EP shoot, signed by me. A surprise. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $10 for shipping outside of Australia.
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$200 +Experience Pack 3 We will workshop/co-write a song together via email & Skype/Facetime OR you can spend an hour in the recording studio with me during the EP recording process* (your choice). A surprise. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $3 for shipping outside of Australia. *You must find your own way to the recording studio. Subject to recording schedule.
2 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$250 +All GoneHandwritten Pack - one only! My notebook containing hand written lyrics, sketches, clippings, notes about the genesis of each song, and handwritten sheet music/lead sheets. A surprise. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please add $8 for shipping outside of Australia.
1 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$500 +House Party Pack (Sydney or within an hour’s drive) A 60 minute gig at your house just for you or for up to 40 friends. A surprise. Signed A3 Poster, T-shirt AND canvas tote. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please contact me before choosing this package.
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014
A$750 +House Party Pack (Outside Sydney, in Australia or New Zealand) I will travel to you! A 60 minute gig at your house just for you or for up to 40 friends. A surprise. Signed A3 Poster, T-shirt AND canvas tote. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please contact me before choosing this package.
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2014
A$1000 +Corporate Pack (within Australia) I will travel to you! A 60 minute gig at your function OR a 45 minute gig plus a 15 minute talk on an appropriate topic. A surprise. Signed A3 Poster, T-shirt AND canvas tote. Your company name in the thank you section on the EP. Sticker & magnet pack. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please contact me before choosing this package.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2014
A$3000 +Name Your Reward Pack Want me to do something or make something that isn’t listed here? Contact me. Obviously, nothing illegal or morally questionable will be permitted. A surprise. Signed A3 Poster, T-shirt AND canvas tote. Your name in the thank you section on the EP. Sticker & magnet pack. Signed copy of the EP posted to you. Pre-release digital download of the EP. My gratitude. Please contact me before choosing this package.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2014