Who are Sockweb?
Sockweb are a grindcore duo with a difference. Comprised of dad Adam and daughter Joanie - who is only 7 years old! - we produce probably the most adorable brutal (brutorable?!) music ever conceived.
What began as light-hearted fun with the song "I Want Pancakes", our project went viral and demand grew. Now, with debut full-length Werewolf due for release in August, we're looking to fund a bunch of extras to coincide with the release, including physical media, t-shirts, and other assorted goodies.
If we're able to pull this off, it will be absolutely mindblowing!
Who is the Werewolf?
Possibly the first concept album written by a seven year old - as Joanie writes all of the lyrics herself - Werewolf chronicles the friendship of Joanie and Wolfie, a werewolf she found hiding under her bed from a storm.
Unlike a normal werewolf - a man that transforms into a wolf around the full moon - Wolfe is a wolf that has been cursed with the mind and attributes of a human.
All starts off well, but then Joanie and Wolfie run into trouble with mean bullies, vampires who steal jewellery, and ultimately the wicked witch who originally cursed Wolfie...
What We Need & What You Get
Our target of $5000 basically allows us to front the manufacturing costs, and figure out if we can move onwards and upwards to more exciting things (for example, if demand is there, we may do vinyl). This is entirely dependent on how many pre-orders we get, so costs vary wildly, but:
- CD production: ~ $1500
- Sock production: ~ $1500
- T-shirt manufacture: ~ $1000
- Poster printing: ~ $500
- Artist fees: ~ $500
We're not going wild with perks, but we've got some pretty unique stuff that most bands wouldn't be able to pull off...mostly because they're not seven. We're offering:
- Hand-written 'Joanie-fied' lyrics sheets
- A song written about you or a subject of your choice (pending parental approval) for the next release
- Limited edition Sockweb socks
If we don't hit the goal, then we'll have to prioritise production of the most popular items first, and then the others with records sales (particualrly for physical items that must be ordered in bulk).
Also, as a side-effect, Joanie's soul will wither and we'll be forced to subsist on a diet of cardboard and gritz.
If we can get this amount of backing, it'll give us the foundation, but more importantly the confidence to do more and more exciting things in the future.
We're just normal people from a normal American town, and we're already so greatful for all the backing, but this could make a big difference to us and our future in a very real way, and hopefully that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside!
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can't contribute financially, hopefully we've grabbed hold of that special place in your heart that isn't already embittered by the outside world. If you could share this campaign amongst your like-minded friends, attach the url to a pigeon, or scream at your mom for pancakes, that'd be awesome.
- Joanie & Adam
NOTE: Please specify the size you want when ordering a t-shirt, and for all physical media, please remember to add $10 for international shipping
Designs displayed below:
"Hours Of Crayon Grinding Fun!" poster
"Blast Beast" t-shirt
"Bullies Are Mean" t-shirt