PledgeMusic Campaign #MeowsOnTheMoon is LIVE!


Visit: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-meow-me­ows

Well, well, well. Bet you never thought you’d see the #MeowsOnTheMoon, eh? Even if you might sometimes wish we were 238,900 miles away.

This summer we released our single “Friends on Benefits”. Now we’re hoping to “benefit” from our friends’ (that means your) generosity. Nah, that doesn’t work on any level, not even grammatically. It’s harder than you’d imagine to come up with a hook for one of these campaigns.

OK. I guess if you’re still reading this you’re already open to our sales pitch, so here goes. We want you to give us your money so we can make our third album. You’d be buying a present for the you that will exist in a few months time. Think of it as a sensible investment in your own future, like Japanese lessons, or an eyebrow tattoo.

Three years ago we ran our first successful Pledge campaign. It changed our lives in a tiny yet profound way, and dare we say it, made us grow up a bit. We went from recording on weekends with our mates to spending a week in reggae legend Prince Fatty’s studio. While we’re never going to spend months on the road, we’ve played big festivals and ventured far beyond the comfortable confines of Brighton. We can’t quit our day jobs, but we can brighten our lunch hours with an occasional post-office trip to post CDs to people we’ve never met in Tokyo, Paris, and Caracas.

You get the picture. It was a good thing for us, and (hopefully) for you the Pledgends.

We’re determined to make a similar evolutionary step with our new album.

While every musician everywhere, ever, is forced by convention to describe their upcoming or recently-released record as “the best thing we’ve ever done”, that also happens to be true on this occasion. We have the songs 80% of the way there, and are currently finishing them off in a blaze of creativity. We’ve got our signature ska/soul/garage mashups, but we’ve also got pure Motown and slow-burning epics. The bangers bang harder, the reggae is reggaeier (that’s probably not a word), the politics politickier (definitely not a word).

The elusive producer we’ve earmarked isn’t 100% confirmed, but we are close to securing someone exactly and equally amazing as Prince Fatty. Wink-wink, nudge-nudge and fingers crossed.

The delivery date is set some time in June. (Imagine an asterisk here and a note to the effect of circumstances within our control as CD turnaround times can be ridiculous but we will do everything in our power to send you your items as close to when you’d expect them as possible and not let things drag on and on for months and months like the recent pledge from our friend the genius lyricist and despicable reprobate Chas Palmer-Williams whose CDs were delayed long past the point of being funny and then back through being funny again and then not (but to be fair to him the album was eventually excellent (as we promise ours will be too)))

But that’s not all. Like a shit 80s cartoon attempting to disguise that it only exists to sell choking-hazard plastic robots to impressionable children by tacking on a “moral” at the end of the episode, we will donate 10% of our Pledge proceeds exceeding our target to Shelter (http://england.shelter.org.uk). Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness by providing advice, support and legal services so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

So, if you’re feeling the generous, festive mood – get involved. Let’s see if we can get the money to get the #MeowsOnTheMoon before Christmas!

Visit: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-meow-me­ows

 

N E W V I D E O : Friends On Benefits

We’re really excited to share this with you… Our video for Friends on Benefits is premiering over at Clash Music and you can see it right here too. Big thanks to Chris Hugall for directing this one for us. It was a blast. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

 

Get the Friends On Benefits EP on vinyl now (including free digital download code):

Direct from our online shop: http://themeowmeows.bigcartel.com

From Jump Up Records
Or order the digital download here:
iTunes: https://itun.es/gb/OOZD7
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Jkw3BR
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1HOYFyV
Copies also available at Punker Bunker and Resident Records in Brighton.

New video: Friends On Benefits

We’re really excited to share this with you… Our video for Friends on Benefits is premiering over at Clash Music and you can see it right here too. Big thanks to Chris Hugall for directing this one for us. It was a blast. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Get the Friends On Benefits EP on vinyl now (including free digital download code):

Direct from our online shop: http://themeowmeows.bigcartel.com

From Jump Up Records
Or order the digital download here:
iTunes: https://itun.es/gb/OOZD7
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Jkw3BR
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1HOYFyV
Copies also available at Punker Bunker and Resident Records in Brighton.

 

 

READ ALL ABOUT IT! TITS & HATRED SELL THE PAPERS!


The wait is over! Here’s the video premier of our never-before-released brand new song Tits & Hatred.

Directed by Dave Thomas, filmed on a sunny Sunday in Brighton. Hope you enjoy it!

We’ve also got TWO MORE videos debuting in the next couple of weeks – keep your eyes peeled! Thanks so much to Jump Up Records for putting our record out, giving us this opportunity and believing in us. We hope you do too!

You can order the Friends On Benefits EP featuring Tits & Hatred from the following outlets:

Direct from our online shop: http://themeowmeows.bigcartel.com

From Jump Up Records
Or pre-order the digital download here:
iTunes: https://itun.es/gb/OOZD7
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Jkw3BR
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1HOYFyV
Copies also available at Punker Bunker, Brighton.

N E W S

Friends On Benefits EP Cover The Meow Meows 2015

N E W S
Hold on to your nether regions, everyone: Our limited edition 7″ Vinyl ‘Friends On Benefits EP’ will be unleashed on Monday June 22nd by JUMP UP RECORDS. Global digital download & pre-order also available from the usual outlets. New videos, merch and music is coming your way very soon. Bo!

D A T E S
May 29th – Big D and the Kids Table / Wilf / The Meow Meows @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
June 19th – EP LAUNCH Sharks Don’t Swim / The Barefoot Bandit / The Dub Righters @ New Cross Inn London
June 20 – Skunkfest, Dorset
June 21st – Beach Dreams Festival, Shoreham
July 17 – Once Upon a Time in The West Festival, Wiltshire
September 15 – Dave Wakeling’s The Beat @ Concorde 2, Brighton
September 19th – Skabour Festival, Folkestone
September 19th – Hastings Seafood, Wine and Music Festival, Hastings
November 15 – Specialized Project ‘The Big One’, Dorset
November 21st – Top Kats + The Meow Meows @ Concorde 2, Brighton

 

The Meows Are Back In Town

Hello!

Did you miss us?! Sorry about the mess we left lying around. We took a couple of months off from gigging to make new music, new plans, and in one band member’s case, a new tiny human!

We’re now itching to get back onstage spew two months’ worth of pent-up gig energy RIGHT IN YOUR FACES. We’re working on a load more dates, but we wanted to tell you all right away that these are all confirmed:

Feb 27 – Headline show @ Duke of Wellington, Shoreham
March 28 – Gig/Video shoot @ Worlds End, Brighton
April 3 – Con Club, Lewes
April 24 – Los Albertos + The Meow Meows @ The Devil’s Disco, Brighton
May 3 – Brighton Foodie Festival, Brighton
May 15 – Woodnestock, Canterbury
May 29 – Big D + Wilf + The Meow Meows @ Sticky Mike’s, Brighton
June 19 – New Cross Inn, London
June 20 – Skunkfest, Dorset
June 21 – Beach Dreams Festival, Shoreham
July 17 – Once Upon A Time In The West Festival, Wiltshire
September 19 – Skabour Festival, Folkestone
September 19 – Hastings Seafood, Wine and Music Festival, Hastings
November 21 – Top Kats + The Meow Meows @ Concorde 2, Brighton

We’re also filming a video for the brand new song “London Road” which will be coming your way mid-March! Thanks for sticking with us and see you all again very, very, very soon……

Love A, C, DB, DG, E, E2TL, H, I, M (collectively The Meow Meows)

S K A T A L I T E S !

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be supporting The Skatalites Band at Concorde 2 on Wednesday 26th November with ChainSka Brassika.

The mighty Skatalites celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and we are SO HAPPY to be playing this show with them. Make sure you get your tickets in advance: www.concorde2.co.uk

It’s going to be one hell of a night!

The Skatalites WEB