Help TYGERMYLK release their debut EP!

by TYGERMYLK in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th August 2019 we successfully raised £5,260 with 96 supporters in 55 days

Our first EP 'I Killed The Bees' is very nearly ready. Help us take it from the studio and into your ears!

by TYGERMYLK in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With more funding, we can produce 2 more music videos for the other tracks, hire a radio plugger and add gig dates in more places, reaching more people!


About The EP

First of all, no bees were harmed in the making of this! We've been working really hard on this record for the past year, piecing together studio time and learning how to self-produce. It hasn't been easy but we're all the more proud of it because of that and we can't wait for you to hear it. On it are 4 juicy songs - the title track is about the environmental issues we are facing today, the second 'Beast' is about living with a mental health problem, then there's a cover that you won't be expecting and the final is about a head injury that almost stopped the project in its tracks. You're going to love it. (The EP, not the head injury!)


The story so far...

Last year, TYGERMYLK recorded and released their debut single 'What God Would Keep Us Apart' independently and were lucky enough to gain substantial coverage and launch the song at Brighton Pride. This was all made possible with the PRS Foundation Linsey De Paul Prize for female songwriters and a grant from The British and Irish Modern Music Institute. TYGERMYLK was formed when Hayley Harland and Aurora Bennett met on the first day of uni. Harland had been writing and releasing music since she was 14 and this collaboration marked the next stage of her musical evolution. They competed in the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition battle of the bands this year, securing a slot at the festival as well as playing The Great Escape and Isle of Wight Festival this summer.


"A delicate, uplifting slice of lilting balladry" - The Line of Best Fit

"Beautifully moving" - BBC Introducing


Where your money will go

The music industry has changed a lot in the past few years and this means bands have to find different ways of generating income. It's hard out there, especially if you are a woman and that's why we are taking matters into our own hands rather than waiting around for a label to offer us a deal. To get us started, we need to be able to pay for:

 

  • Mixing & mastering
  • CD production
  • Merchandise manufacturing
  • PR & Marketing
  • Music videos for two singles 'Natali' & 'Beast'
  • Venue hire for our launch gig
  • Reimbursing our collaborators


Hayley has previous experience as a female entrepreneur and ran several successful businesses in the past. One of them was a website design company which is handy, because after the campaign, we will open an online store so you won't have to wait until our gigs to get your hands on new merch. There will be additional tshirts, bags & posters available, as well as our music. However, it's worth noting that the rewards you see here are unique to this campaign and we do need you to invest in these first to get our shop off the ground.

The second way we can generate income is through ticket sales. Without wanting to ruin the surprise, we are planning a tour in November. We have an excellent marketing team waiting to get started on promoting our record so that more people will hear about us before we visit their city. In the long term, we plan to be touring consistently and would like to also build our audience by doing support tours with bigger bands. We have management, bands and booking agents all interested but they need to see us live first so we need to present them with that opportunity.


Why we need your help

This record is so special to us, we really want it to have the best chance of success. Hayley spends most of her time working as a busker on the Southbank and London Underground, Aurora is a student and the band do not have the financial backing of a major label. We are releasing this entirely independently, without your support, we simply wouldn't be able to get the EP out there. We're so close now, take a look at all our rewards and please give what you can!


What's on offer?

The Bee Tee - Pure perfection designed by Tom Jean Webb and made by Rapanui in organic cotton, at no cost to the planet



From left: Hand-pressed CD, Kisses From The Bees beeswax balm, the guitar that started it all, organic cotton tote.


Limited varied edition 'Bees Win' lithograph by Robyn Lawrence (trinkets not included)


Did you know Hayley's mum is a bee keeper which partly inspired the title track? We have only 3 jars available of this delicious organic raw honey from her hives in Hampshire.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

The Bee Saver Merch Bundle

A copy of the EP on CD + early access via mp3 download, 1 x Bee Tshirt, 1 x Tote, 1 x Kisses From The Bees Beeswax Balm

£5 or more

Thanks Honey!

Our unending gratitude

£10 or more

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Mum's Honey

Please add a £3 donation on top for P&P, UK ONLY. Did you know Hayley's mum is a bee keeper, which partly inspired our title track? There are only 3 jars available of this raw organic honey from her hives in Hampshire!

£10 or more

The EP on CD + digital download

All 4 delicious songs on 1 beautiful CD + early access to the EP via digital download. Hear the songs before anyone else!

£15 or more

Kisses From The Bees Beeswax Balm

Organic beeswax balm by Kisses From The Bees A homemade, organic beeswax balm, with propolis - a magical healing ingredient made by bees. Unisex & multipurpose. £1 from each tin goes to The Seed Africa: a charity supporting girls' education in Eswatini.

£15 or more

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Pot of gold

Hayley's mum has very kindly made 1 more jar of her honey available and this one is very special. Complete with honeycomb, this raw golden nectar was made by very happy bees in an organic forest garden.

£15 or more

Organic cotton tote bag

Save the turtles as well as the bees by using this instead of a plastic bag! Made with organic cotton by Rapanui clothing

£20 or more

The Bee Tee

Beautiful organic unisex tshirt designed by artist Tom Jean Webb, made by Rapanui Clothing.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

VIP tickets to launch party - London

Attend the soundcheck, take a photo with the band and gain early access to the gig so you can get a good view. Held on 14th September at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington.

£20 or more

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Deluxe Hand Pressed CD & Lyric Book

A CD & lyric book hand pressed and burned the old school way by Aurora & Hayley themselves. 4 songs from the EP + bonus track 'What God Would Keep Us Apart' and a signed photo. So deluxe it's got gold leaf on it.

£60 or more

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SALE Limited Varied Edition 'Bees Win' Lithograph

40% OFF, was £100. Designed and hand printed by artist Robyn Lawrence, signed by TYGERMYLK. Unframed, 343 x 480mm.

£100 or more

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The Queen Bee Bundle

Everything listed in the Bee Saver Merch bundle + a 'Bees Win' Lithograph

£200 or more

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The giant geode that nearly killed Hayley

SALE 20% OFF (was £250). Own a piece of rock history - the inspiration for the first track on the EP! Valued between £250 - 300, this huge apophyllite & stilbite geode is formed in the shape of a heart. It's supposed to be used as a healing crystal good for warding off bad dreams, not as a murder weapon! Hayley originally bought this from a man named Lovely on a roadside in India. It will be cleansed of all bad vibes before it reaches your arms.

£250 or more

A song written especially for you

Have you always wanted your own theme tune? Perhaps you'd like to impress someone you fancy with a personalised love song. We can help with that. Each song will be 30 seconds long and delivered via a private YouTube link.

£500 or more

A private gig at your home

Invite your mates round for an intimate acoustic living room concert with the soundtrack courtesy of TYGERMYLK. Price includes UK only. Overseas considered if costs are covered separately by the pledger.

£1,000 or more

Live full band show

We will come to your venue and play a 1 hour live set with backing vocalists, violinists, confetti cannons and stage props. Price includes UK only. Overseas considered if costs are covered separately by the pledger.

£2,000 or more

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The Guitar That Started It All

All of the songs on this EP began with a pluck of the string on this little guitar, a beautiful 1962 Gibson LG-0 and now you can own it. It has the most incredible resonance and warm sound. To see it in action, head to TYGERMYLK's youtube - https://youtu.be/cMJKNbcMgs8


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