Summer Thieves Launch Kickstarter Campaign

by Insiders Dunedin

Dunedin band Summer Thieves have had the amazing opportunity to work with multi-platinum award winning artist and producer Tiki Taanewho has taken hold of the producer-reigns, recording them at the University of Otago's Albany Street Studio. Motion Sickness Studio came along for the ride and have created a three minute behind the scene short looking at the process and what it means to the band and Tiki Taane.

"As any new act knows, the creation of a high quality album is no cheap endeavour, especially when you have one of NZ's best behind the reigns," said Jason Schroeder of Crescendo Management. "So for their first album Summer Thieves have launched a crowd sourcing campaign on Kickstarter asking friends, family and fans to help make the dream become reality."

It's early days, yet the Summer Thieves are amassing a tribe of fans beginning with their hometown Scarfies. Already they have played massive gigs, playing alongside: De La Soul, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as well as smashing it at Otago's Orientation next to Six60 andDavid Dallas. Their goal is to have the album ready to release in time for the great Kiwi summer road trip with the first single slated to come out mid 2014.

In our land, ‘summer’ means so much more than the warmest months of the year. When we smell summer coming, we think of freedom and happiness. Claiming the ability to steal this feeling and package it up into one band comes with incredibly high expectations. Expectations that New Zealand’s Summer Thieves can own.

When you describe their music, you could say, reggae, rock, funk, or you could forget the genre and focus on explaining the feeling Summer Thieves songs promote, because it’s just the same as summer – freedom, happiness, one long infectious party.

Johnny Ward (Drums and Percussion), Adam Spencer (Bass), Angus Cleland (Keys, Percussion and Sampling) and Jake Barton (Guitar and Vocals) are the four friends who together make Summer Thieves. After becoming fast friends in High-school, and now journeying through uni, the band are now looking forward to taking their love of music to the next level, and they couldn't have started off any better. 

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