English alternative rock band INME will release its fifth studio album, “The Pride”, via the PledgeMusicproject, which encourages fans to contribute funds to the recording of albums and the artists themselves to donate to charity as a part of their fundraising.
Having worked with PledgeMusic on his debut solo album last year, INME frontman Dave McPherson is in no doubt that it’s the best route to take.
“PledgeMusic enabled me to take my solo music to a whole new level,” he said. “It brought me closer to my supporters and helped finance the whole campaign whilst raising £2000 for Save The Children.
“I’ve been excited about INME‘s PledgeMusic campaign for far too long; it’s like waiting for Christmas when you’re a kid! We have around 70 incentives, including ‘The Pride’ album, ‘Elysium: Overgrown Eden Live’ DVD, personalised songs, house party gigs, a massive merch range, handwritten lyric sheets and loads more.
“Mine and Greg‘s [McPherson, bass] grandfather passed away earlier this year due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease so we’ll be donating a portion of the funds raised to the Alzheimer’s Society to help combat this terrible condition for the future. Some of our management team have also had to deal with Alzheimer’s first-hand, so it’s a charity the whole team feels warmly about.”
The INME of today is a very different animal to that of their 2003 debut album, “Overgrown Eden”. Their continued evolution has maintained a fiercely loyal fanbase and challenged them further as musicians with the release of every album. Following on from “White Butterfly” (2005), “Daydream Anonymous” (2007) and “Herald Moth” (2009), the band released “Phoenix – The Best of InMe” in 2010: this celebrated their career so far and featured exclusive tracks that showcased INME‘s progression from their early days, when they had been thrust into the spotlight as teens.
INME‘s PledgeMusic campaign began on Friday, November 25 and exceeded 100 percent within the first week. As well as the music itself being available in various formats, there will be a large number of incentives for the fans to purchase: signed memorabilia and merchandise, “Come Dine With InMe,” poker with Greg, acoustic covers from Dave, DJ sets from guitarist Gazz Marlow, session drumming from Simon Taylor and personalized items are just a handful of the incentives that fans can get involved with.
The digital download of “The Pride” will be available on all platforms (including an iTunes exclusive) from Sunday, February 19; the physical release will be available from Monday, February 20, on vinyl, CD and CD/DVD combo (the live DVD of “Overgrown Eden” will be available separately).
INME will embark on a 35-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland, beginning on Wednesday, February 22 and ending on Saturday, March 31.