LOUDER NEWS: Cellar Darling Announce Lockdown Campaign
Like so many bands and artists right now, Swiss folk-rock trio Cellar Darling have been feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of gigs that have come with it. Therefore, starting tonight vocalist Anna Murphy, guitarist Iwo Henzi and drummer Merlin Sutter will be kicking off a campaign to provide exclusive content to fans during this lockdown period giving fans the opportunity to support the band.
Before their own campaign kicks off on 5th April, Cellar Darling are getting together for a live Q&A on Nuclear Blast’s twitch stream where they will be taking questions from fans and getting their suggestions for what to do during their lockdown campaign.
You can join the Q&A at 6pm tonight on the Nuclear Blast Twitch channel!
If you miss that, you can also join the band’s own Q&A session at 8pm on 5th April.
The announcement from Cellar Darling reads:
"There's no beating around the bush: we need your help. The recent cancellation of our European tour follows that of our shows in February and March. This means that we, like many artists and self-employed entertainment professionals, face massive expenses and a total loss of income of at least three months.
But it's not just artists who suffer, but all of you, too. Everyone's life is being impacted, and we think it's time for some positive distraction on the interwebs. That's why we are going to set up our gear at Anna's studio and play for you in your living rooms on 3 May 2020!
We've also come up with some ideas to shorten the wait, creativity being our main area of expertise. We will launch a "lockdown content" page on the 5 April featuring solo performances, playthroughs, interviews, and more —we might even be taking some requests...
Let’s make the best of a bad situation by doing something positive together: rocking out, while staying at home!"
The campaign culminates with a live performance at Lucerne’s Soundfarm Studio, which can be streamed at 8pm on 3rd May here.
All streams will be pay-as-you-feel and fans can contribute to the band at any time throughout the campaign.
Cellar Darling's most recent album The Spell is available on all platform in digital format, black vinyl collector’s editions version or a limited edition two disc version featuring an audiobook of Anna narrating the story of the record, all of which can be found here:
Check out the video for the band's track, 'Insomnia' to get you in the mood below: