Crowdfunding has always been a way for musicians to involve their fans in the creative process, but Emo-Pop artist Rachel Maria Cox is going one step further – giving fans the option to tattoo their skin to raise money for their debut LP.
Cox today launched a Pozible Campaign to raise funds to record and press their first full length vinyl LP with their band, Rachel Maria & The Cox. You may recognize Cox from our list of Newcastle artists to watch in 2017.
In 2016, they released their second EP I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings. Following the EP launch tour, Cox toured constantly for the latter half of the year, playing sold out shows with Camp Cope, Alex Lahey, Paper Thin, Self Talk and the also sold out Sad Grrrls Fest Melbourne and Not Fest 4. Their single A Phone I Can’t Use was played on Triple J as well as gaining high rotation on Triple J Unearthed, and community radio stations across Australia. Cox was also shortlisted for the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriting Prize.
The Pozible Campaign allows fans to pledge as a means of pre-ordering the record (Digitally or on Vinyl) as well as a range of merch options. There are also a number of other pledge options, including house shows, DJ sets, a lyric journal, and for the right price, the opportunity to have a design of your choice immortalised on RMC’s skin. The campaign is running for 60 days and aims to raise $5000.
The upcoming LP is set to be recorded with Joe Andersons (Suburban Haze/Jacob), and mastered by Michael Sale. The LP will also feature a track with Sydney band Jackie Brown Jr.
You can find out more about the campaign and pledge at pozible.com/projects/Rachel-maria-cox-debut-lp
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