You may or may not know by now that the Plato residence was recently broken into, and equipment in excess of £2000 was taken from us while we were asleep. Among these possessions, most significantly, was the laptop we used to record and store our own recordings - recordings which we had spent many, many hours working on. We were in fact nearing the point at which we were ready to start sharing these with you. Unfortunately, these files were not backed up (learnt our lesson the hard way there didn’t we), and so we have lost a huge amount of the progress we made over the past few months towards better music.
Also stolen was George's Eastman electric guitar which is another heartbreaker for us; it cost around £950 and added a distinct element to our sound. We also lost 2 SONOS speakers - we use these to listen back to our recordings and ideas in optimum sound quality, to constantly evaluate what we're doing.
Our request to you therefore, whoever you are, is to donate if you feel inclined to do so, to our crowdfunder so that we can overcome this setback.
Given the current worldwide crisis that we are all facing, we expect very little sympathy from anyone. We know that we are still incredibly lucky to live in a country that is more financially stable and generally safer than most, and that we are all in good health. We are just doing our best to deal with the situation that we find ourselves in, and the massive amount of support and sympathy we have in fact already received, combined with several suggestions to set this crowdfunder up, from our fans, family and friends, seemed to justify its creation. Please only give what you can afford. We’ll accept every penny, probably even obscure foreign ones if that's all you have to offer.
The sooner we get back on track the sooner we can start sharing much more with all of you guys. There may even be exclusive content on offer to those who donate (if you want it). We will heal from this regardless, and return even stronger and even more driven.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and especially to anyone who has donated!!! If you're not in a position to donate, simply sharing it is more than enough, and we will be forever grateful for every single contribution.
With obscene amounts of love and gratification, we thank you again.
Butler George Patrick