You may recognize the subject of today's blog post from this post highlighting music campaigns last month.
Hot Peach, a Toronto-based band, features Hot Sarah Burton on vocals, guitar, and synth; Hot Luke Stackhouse on bass and backing vocals; and Hot Jeremy Knowles on drums and backing vocals. All three write for the band.
Last month, they were raising money toward recording and mixing new songs for an upcoming EP, and offering some pretty sweet rewards for their contributors (literally -- for $6 or more, you get homemade peach preserves!) .
Then, a bunch of their gear (over $5,000 worth) got stolen and/or vandalized, and the focus of their campaign became replacing their lost instruments. (The rewards remain sweet.)
Hot Jeremy was kind enough to answer a few questions about the band and their Kapipal campaign.
How did you meet?
Sarah and I met through Craigslist, as I hired her to be a part of a touring production of "Hedwig and The Angry Inch" in the fall of 2010.
How/when did you become Hot Peach?
During the spring of 2011, Sarah and I were touring through the southern U.S. We had stopped to buy some peaches near Oklahoma and in the blistering sun, they were some Hot Peaches. We wrote a couple of songs while driving between Phoenix and Toronto; thus, Hot Peach was born.
How would you describe your music?
Hot Peach is a female-fronted, three-piece indie-pop band with a blend of 80's and 90's influences. We use electronic and acoustic drums, synths, grungy guitars, and cool stuff like vocal delays. I think we would fit well with Metric or early Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Who are your musical influences?
We are punk rock fans, new wave, and 90's pop fans. The Killjoys, Fountains of Wayne, Nada Surf, Elvis Costello, The Cars, Rancid, Weezer are all influences. I'm a big Robyn fan too.
What all got stolen/damaged?
We lost guitar pedals, a Guild acoustic guitar, Fender Mustang Bass from the 60's, a Mark-Bass bass amp along with cables and such.
When do you plan to go into the studio to record the EP?
We are actually mixing the next 3 songs that will be available to supporters soon and released to the rest of the world after that.
Have you released any other albums/EPs as Hot Peach?
We have a 7" available.
You have some really great rewards! If someone ponied up $10,000, would you really hand over your van?
Absolutely!! It's very peachy, but we would be happy to have it go to a good home.
Why did you choose Kapipal?
We liked the model. It appealed to our want to not just look for donations for our art, rather a place where people could purchase things to help us move forward, but could offer more than asking price if they wanted to help.
Make sure you check out their Kapipal campaign at kapipal.com/hotpeach.
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