Area 11

is creating music
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$1
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Thanks for your support, you will be able to see all the posts we make on Patreon. If you want to get access to music etc, see the next tier.
Includes Discord rewards
Music
$5
per month
You get access to download the new tracks in various formats at least a week before we put them up for general consumption. Also grants access to all the past singles we've made since SINGLARITY began.
Includes Discord rewards
Team 11
$11
per month
The same as the previous tier, but you've gone above and beyond in helping us. In the future, this tier will also come with further rewards, which you guys will also help us decide on.
Includes Discord rewards

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About Area 11

Thank you for joining us at the beginning of a new chapter in Area 11 history. Before we talk about the new project, let’s take a quick look at the story so far.

Since we formed as a band we’ve always tried to work in the way which would give us the most amount of creative freedom and control over our output. We’ve often sought out unconventional ways to release our music and connect with you, our fans. Many of you reading this will have joined our community through alternative platforms and unusual means, as opposed to have being influenced by the marketing team of a huge record company. We’re proud never to have been mainstream, and you guys are the foundation supporting this.

After self-releasing Blackline from Sparkles*’ bedroom, we teamed up with new friends who were making waves on YouTube, who shared our music with the world. This kept things DIY while exposing us to wonderful new audiences. A good number of you joined the party as we released All The Lights In The Sky with our friends at the Yogscast. As we grew our own YouTube channel and began to play live on tour, we learned we had created something special. As you began to reach out to us online, and as we started to meet you guys at shows we were convinced this is exactly what we wanted to do. Good stats on a screen are one thing, but when you meet people in real life who are just as passionate as you about what you make, well there’s nothing else quite like it.

Following the release of Underline, we were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of all of you who contributed to our crowdfunding campaign in support of Modern Synthesis. You allowed us to make the album we had dreamt of creating. Then for better or worse we teamed up with the independent record label Cooking Vinyl who distributed the album. Although we had a few good experiences dipping our toes into the “traditional” music biz, we quickly realised that this was not for us, and in significant ways it conflicted with our DIY approach.

The last year has had its peaks and troughs. We were frequently reminded that in the music industry, nobody cares about a project as much as the creator (not including fans of course!) and we have chosen to part ways with the record label. We are by nature an independent band, and this is how we choose to work going forward, and as ever, you guys will be a huge part of that.

Over the last year or so we’ve written countless demos for what was to be our third album, obsessively second guessing our direction, starting from scratch several times over. We love writing music more than anything, but we feel a full length album and year long promotional campaign is not what excites us right now. It’s been done.

But fear not.

We have plenty of brand new music coming your way. Project name: SINGLARITY.

Going forward we will be releasing new music every month through the Patreon. If we don't plan on releasing music in a certain month, we will pause the Patreon beforehand so you are not charged. This style of platform allows us to release music as regularly as we would like, as well as allowing us to experiment with songs that might otherwise be too ‘risky’ to include on an album. We will also connect with you guys during the creation of the new tracks, and involve you more in the process.

Check out the tiers we've setup, for now we'll just be offering the new music, however in the near future we'll be expanding to offer more exclusive and exciting rewards.

Thanks guys, here's to the future,
Sparkles*, Kogie, Leo & Parv.
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