The Leylines launch pledge campaign to fund new album

PUBLISHED: 13:59 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:59 04 April 2018

The Leylines will perform at The Winter Gardens on New Year's Eve. Picture: Katy Smith

The Leylines will perform at The Winter Gardens on New Year's Eve. Picture: Katy Smith

Katy Smith

Popular Weston-super-Mare band The Leylines have returned to the recording studio to put together their second album – and fans can play a key role in getting it made.

The six-piece outfit have earned a huge following in recent years on the strength of their high-energy live performances and a hit first album.

Their debut record, Along The Old Straight Track, was financed through a crowdfunding campaign supported by fans – and the band is now hoping that growing army of followers will help with the follow-up LP too.

More: Music lovers to help fund The Leylines’ debut album.

The group are running a pledge campaign where fans can contribute towards the costs of recording the album, in return for a host of benefits, ranging from band merchandise to one-to-one music lessons from band members.

The band have started recording the album at the Cube Studios in Cornwall, and are hoping to raise £10,000 to both record and produce it.

The Leylines’ frontman Steve Mitchell said: “We couldn’t be more excited.

“We’ve just finished our second week in the studio and we’re humbled to say we have got the pleasure of having Al Scott produce, mix and master our second album.

“Al has had around 40 years’ experience in this industry and has worked with some great artists like The Levellers, Sinead O’Connor and Oysterband.

“We are also currently on tour to raise awareness and some of the funds for this album, treating fans to some of the new material they can expect to hear.

“But we also need their support, which is why we’ve setup our pledge campaign.

“We’ve created an incredible list of items to choose from, ranging from pre-ordering the album, all the way to one-to-one tuition with us and everything in-between, including T-shirts, exclusive merchandise and even VIP experiences.

“The response we’ve had so far has been overwhelming and we cannot thank our fans and followers enough, and we promise to deliver what you’ve all been waiting for.”

The album is expected to be released in July or August.

More: Weston folk band releases charity single.

To find out about the pledge campaign, log on to www.supporttheleylines.com

The Leylines are playing at Weston’s Electric Banana on April 27.

For tickets, visit www.theleylinesmusic.co.uk

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