Are you tired of reading everyone's success stories?
We naturally tend to only present all the good things that are happening in our lives, wich is not to blame, but it leaves us with a distorted image, of our friends live compared to ours.
And its no different being in a Rock-Band. Sometimes people would come to us and say "Hey, you seem to be on a pretty good run with your band" when we were personally in a spot thinking we were absolut shit and no one really cares about us. Because we only share the good things.
So, in order to correct that, here's a list of all the shit that did not go the way we planned or wanted to, all the fails and disappointments of 2017. (Just to make you feel a little bit better about yourself hopefully)
Delays, Delays, Delays
There were so many things we wanted to do last year. Recording "Dear MTV", releasing it as our first single, making an awesome short-film videoclip for it. None of it happend. We simply were not ready yet. Having great ideas, but have to keep them on hold is frustrating, even though sometimes necessary.
Recording live for our EP
We recorded two gigs in order to get enough material together for our first release. The sad thing about it was that we had songs that we would have loved to be on the release, but honestly were just too badly played. So in the end we were not free to just pick the ones we liked, but had to pick the ones that were technically not the worst of the worst.
EP marketing campaign
Boy, did that thing go wrong in the beginning. We put so much work into press kit, mailing in 4 languages, collecting addresses of blogs, radios, newspapers, sent out around 250 e-mails and the resonance was 0. Null. Absolutely nothing. Well basically nothing, of the 250 mails, probably only around 25 got even read. But no answer back, nada. It would take up to 2 months, when we first got mentioned on a blog we contacted. From then on it went a bit better. But to be honest, we expected more. Maybe we were naiv, or just did not know enough about modern day marketing.
We lost our drummer
Maybe not the worst thing that happened, since we now have a new one and are very happy about it, but it was still a bummer. Although we parted in good ways and there were no bad feelings on both sides, it still meant investing time in finding a new one, being uncertain about what the future will bring us and how fast we would be back on track again.
So that was it, all the things that went wrong this year, it was not easy, but it was still fun enough to go on with everything.
Oh yeah and by the way, fuck you facebook, for not showing ur posts to our fans anymore unless we pay. We probably have to think about a new way to connect to you all soon....(and yes, just for the irony, this will be posted on fb too)