The fantastic Buck & Evans have released the following update regarding the band’s debut album:
We’re incredibly proud to announce that our debut album, ‘Write A Better Day‘ will be released on Departure Records through Cargo Records on November 15th! Pre-orders are now live at the link below. It comes with a bit of a story (see below…) but this is a huge moment for us and we honestly can’t wait to finally get the record into your hands!
So, why the long wait?! Without dwelling on it too much, some of you may be aware that we launched the record campaign a little while ago through PledgeMusic. The response was nothing short of incredible and we eagerly hit the studio to start laying the foundations of our first record. But, alas…
We’ll spare you the maths but at some point, PledgeMusic decided that our money (and hundreds of other bands’) looked better in their pockets and that was that; no real explanation offered and as of yet, no criminal charges have been brought against those who defrauded us of a substantial amount of our money – the company went bust and our entire record release budget had gone up in smoke. Unfortunately, it meant that the countless people that had Pledged received their copy at our own expense, only adding adding further insult to injury.
Still, not ones to dwell, we delayed the release and set off on tour (in THAT van!) to recuperate as much of the money that we’d lost as possible and suffice to say, you guys didn’t disappoint – if you’ve bought a ticket, CD, vinyl, poster, bag or t-shirt off us in the last year or so, YOU’RE the reason this record is finally seeing the light of day. We’d be lying if we said we were out of the woods yet but preorders will go a long way to getting us back to where we should have been had it not been for what happened to us.
As ever, thank you for your enduring support and patience. It’s almost a cliché at this point but bands are nothing without their fans and we’re so lucky that you guys stick by us through thick and thin. Thank you, and we’ll see you on the road ❤️