Hi, and thank you for looking in!
As part of the four track EP titled Into The Deep, first track of which is out on Sept 8th, the band and I really want to highlight the negative effects on nature, suffered by irresponsible actions. To do so we’ve been working alongside some lovely people who hold these same interests at heart as we do, and who do a great job in trying to reverse the effects.
Firstly a little bit about our friends at Wild Intrigue. Some of you will already know that wild Intrigue is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and small ecotourism social enterprise, and we’ve loved working together with them recently, raising money and awareness for The Tyne Kittiwakes, with a nature walk and talk held by Wild Intrigue around the Fish Quay area of North Shields, followed by a live performance by us for attendees
Cain Scrimgeour is one of the Directors at WI, and this is what he said about this campaign - "Coastal habitats are massively under threat from our human carelessness towards the environment. Hector Gannet’s way of raising awareness of these issues through their music is really progressive, they bring a fresh approach to highlighting important environmental messages. It’s a privilege for Wild Intrigue to be part of Hector Gannet’s inspiring journey!" - and I must add we too feel inspired by the brilliant work done by Cain and Heather at WI. Theirs is a very proactive approach, wanting to educate and inform in order to reduce impact.
Secondly I'd like to introduce British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), who are a registered charity, and since 1988 have been involved in the rescue of marine wildlife being called out to thousands of incidents around the UK every year. Dan Jarvis is a Field Support Officer for BDMLR and was keen to pass on this info about what they do - "Our volunteer rescue teams often come across marine mammals that have been affected by human activity sadly, whether that be through entanglement in litter, sickness from ingesting pollution, and more recently the more noticeable effects of climate change. There are many things we can all do to help reduce our impact on the planet and make the world a better one for the wildlife we share it with. Hector Gannet have come up with a hugely creative way of sharing conservation messages to new and more diverse audiences than we have been able to reach before via the medium of music, while at the same time supporting our ongoing efforts to rescue sick and injured animals. This is a great new partnership opportunity that we are very thankful for having been asked to be a part of, and we are keen to see it flourish."
We are massively inspired by the work done by WI and BDMLR so we’ve decided to make the EP and associated merchandise available in a way that will ensure anyone getting involved will indirectly contribute to these amazing organisations.
*And remember, just like our endangered birds or wildlife, once the vinyl and merch are gone, they’re gone! Here’s the list of what is being made available, and thanks again for taking an interest.
**Profits to be shared with WI and BDMLR**
1; Ten-inch vinyl (limited run)
– This will be the only official physical release of all 4 tracks on the EP.
Consideration for the environment will be shown here by using the off-cuts from other vinyl records, as James Stafford at Key Production (who are processing the vinyl orders) explains - “Plastic use is unavoidable when pressing records but one great way to reduce waste is by choosing eco-mix vinyl – rather than being sent to landfill, or to a third party recycling site, coloured vinyl offcuts and damaged records are re-ground to create new records, keeping the recycling process on a closed loop at the pressing plant. It has the added bonus of creating a one-off colour mix where every pressed record is a completely unique colour, and no two copies look the same. We’re really pleased to work with upcoming artists like Hector Gannet who recognise the importance of making these sustainable choices!”
So, each record will have its own individual unique colour, but that’s not all. Each will also have a numbered and named lyric and sleeve note insert for every order.
PRICE = £12.00 minimum (only 130 available)
2: Tee-shirts for this special release.
The tee-shirts will be made of sustainable material, available in various sizes and colours, with the specially designed Into The Deep crest.
PRICE = £20.00 minimum
3: Specially commissioned badges.
Enamel badges of the new ITD crest.
PRICE = £6.00 minimum
4: Gig Ticket
See us play at our biggest headline show in the northeast to date, which will take place on Saturday March 19th 2022 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Details and venue to be revealed at a later date.
PRICE = £10.00
5: Signed ‘red list’ test pressing of the vinyl EP (extremely limited!).
This one is a bit special, and a proper rarity. As part of the vinyl ordering process, we get 4 ‘test pressings’ to have a listen and check quality before the main run get printed. Each will have a special one-off drawing of a red-listed bird by me, all four will be signed.
PRICE = £60.00 minimum each (there are 4 only) *will also include download of tracks
**Or choose from one of our limited bundles...
REDWING Bundle (only 50 available)
Vinyl (includes download of tracks) + Tee-shirt - PRICE = £30.00 minimum
BLACK GROUSE Bundle (only 40 available)
Vinyl (includes download of tracks) + Tee-shirt + Gig Ticket - PRICE = £40.00 minimum
GOLDEN ORIOLE Bundle (only 30 available)
Vinyl (includes download of tracks) + Tee-shirt + Gig Ticket + Badge - PRICE = £45.00 minimum
Thanks again – and on behalf of all the band, we really hope you can support us to help make this a success.
Cheers, Aaron/Hector Gannet.
released December 24, 2021
© Hector Gannet 2021