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Pledge Update

Dear Everyone,

The closing date of the current Songs & Words PledgeMusic campaign has been extended and will officially be October 27th (not November 27th as previously announced on Pledge).

That’s it. No more. The train will have left the station along with the last horse bolting and the fat lady singing. It will be an ex-Pledge campaign. It will cease to be.

I notice that it has already been generously extended, which is a lovely idea – keeping Pledge campaigns going on forever n’ that, hey I hate saying goodbye too. The fact of the matter is that we won’t be saying “goodbye”, as much as “hang on a tic” …with another Pledge campaign following hot on the heels of this S&W one.

I won’t say too much about the new campaign, apart from this:

It launches on November 9th.

It is unlike anything I’ve ever done with Pledge.

It won’t be dependent on reaching 100%.

It will last a very long time.

Curious? Just hang tight until September, when all will be fully revealed like a top quality stripper.

Until then, thank you for making the Songs & Words campaign the most exciting and surprising one of them all.

Hey, I wrote a bloody book!


New Ginger EP – Clout – Free with Songs & Words Pledge

Ginger has released a new four track EP, Clout, which is a free download in the Songs & Words Pledge campaign.

Here’s the direct link to the songs: Clout Download

The EP is available to anyone that pledges on the physical items such as the Best of G.A.S.S CD, Songs & Words DVD, or Ginger’s book.

The EP which was recorded with Jase Edwards features 4 new songs: Nelson, Benn, Darwin, You and is described by Ginger as “Four brand new pieces of music that will confuse, delight and (hopefully) inspire”

And here’s what a few of the first listeners made of it:

Ginger’s Latest Pledge

BadgeGinger’s next PledgeMusic campaign will be going live on Christmas Day, at the now traditional time of 5:55pm. The campaign will be active at the following link from 5:55: Songs and Words Pledge.

Says Ginger: “Some people called it Xmas Day, some call it Christmas Day. We will call it PledgeMusic Server Attack Force Day” For short, we’ll be using the hashtag of #PMS_Attack.

The pledge will include:
1) SONGS & WORDS COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Ginger’s story from his start as a songwriter through the trials of The Wildhearts and all the way through to his rebirth with 555%, all told using the stories behind the songs.

2) SONGS & WORDS DVD: A live show from the forthcoming 2015 tour of the same name. This will be packed with extras such as exclusive interviews and footage from the Birthday Bash and Halloween shows.

3) BEST OF GASS CD: the very much requested physical accompaniment to the GASS project. Ginger has selected his favourite 12 songs and they will be available on CD Digipak and Gatefold Coloured Vinyl.

4) Anyone pledging for a physical item will receive a totally EXCLUSIVE 4 TRACK DIGITAL EP featuring brand new and unheard songs.

On top of this there’s an awesome limited edition Love Missile keyring designed by our friends at Alchemy and also your chance to have a handwritten lyric sheet of any song that Ginger has ever written. We’ll be adding some more items throughout the campaign.

So once you’ve enjoyed your Christmas presents, don’t forget to tune in to the internet at 5:55pm for the launch of the latest Ginger PledgeMusic campaign.

Albion Download and Listening Party

The official online listening party for the new Ginger Wildheart album “Albion” is on Monday 23rd December at 8pm (GMT).

The album will be available to stream and/or download from the PledgeMusic site for all Pledgers at 8pm on Monday.

The download includes all 15 songs, of which only 10 will be on the commercial UK release next year.

As always Ginger and other members of the project will be online on Twitter (use the hashtag #Albion so we can read your comments) and we’ll have an active Facebook group and Pledge comments section as well so you can talk with other Pledgers as you listen.

I’ll also be trying to live Storify the proceedings: