Dearest Hogos fans,
For years we've been chipping away making album after album, doing circuits of the UK, playing to great people, and doing exactly what we live for. As we approach the release of album number 5, for the first time we've been invited to fly to the USA to play at South By Southwest Festival in Austin Texas, and New Colossus Festival in New York City! The HGs in America whooda thunk?
For the last 6 months we've been scheming and scraping pennies together, and after disappointing news that our funding application was denied, we decided to reach out to you, and offer a range of limited edition goods/ treasures and rarities in exchange for whatever funds, if any, you're able to share to help us get over the border.
Though its true that we get the greatest satisfaction from this thing that we do year in year out, the harsh reality of life as a musician in the 21st century is that it is nearly impossible to financially sustain the art that we do. Going to America would be a giant step in our musical career, and we need your help to do it.
We've put together a yard sale of sorts to reward donations..Here's some pictures and examples (see rewards section for the full list) !
IMPORTANT !!!!!!!! PLEASE TAKE NOTICE!!!!!!!!!IF YOUR ORDERING A T-SHIRT OR JUMPER, MAKE SURE TO CHECK SIZES IN THIS BLURB BELOW. SIZES WILL BE UPDATED HERE NEXT TO THEIR PICTURES! THE PAYMENT REWARD BUTTONS DO NOT UPDATE INVENTORY SO PLEASE IGNORE THE SIZES ON THESE BUTTONS. JUST SO YOU DON'T END UP BUYING SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T EXIST. LOVE YOU.
1. The Skeleton Dance Tshirt (limited edition).
SIZES S=6 / M= 3/ L = GONE/ XL=4 / XXL =3
2. Hogo-A-gogo Tshirt (limited edition)
SIZES: S=2 / M=8 / L= 6/ XL=1
3. Cats Tshirt (limited edition)
SIZES S= 1/ M=14 / L=11 / XL=2
4. Classic HGs tee
SIZES S=7 / M=GONE / L=1 / XL=7 / XXL=2
Band-Made/Screen Printed Jumpers
ABOVE IS CLASSIC DESIGN ON BRAND NEW JUMPERS - £30 EACH
BELOW IS THE CHEESEBOARD DESGIN ON VINTAGE SWEATS- £15 EACH
Signed Record of your choice (If you choose Coat Of Arms album, this will get to you by April!)
Signed Test Pressings (Coat Of Arms/ North Street Air/ Absolute Reality/ Credit Note EP)
1960s Japanese made fully hollow Woolworth's Guitar - Audition brand
bought by Sam in 2008 this guitar has been used on many many recordings. Most notably it is the sound of all the riffing on the 2011 E.P. Chica by The Black Tambourines, and on the track Punk Eye by The Red Cords. An absolutely legendary guitar to be honest. Complete with home made scratch plate and upgraded electronics, this features its orginal pickups which sound so damn good.
*Better in the studio than on stage.
Hear it in action
Knitwear by Kat (Hats/ Mittens) (Takes longer to get to you cos I gots to make them)
Original Holiday Ghosts Artwork (single covers/ album inserts/ posters )
Each of these pieces of art (not all shown in this picture, see below for more), were hand drawn by Kat or Sam from the band, using either pencils or ink. Get your hands on an OG piece of Holiday Ghosts art!
Absolute Reality album insert original drawing:
10" x 10", colour pencil drawing by Kat
B. Truck Single cover original drawing
10" x 10"colour pencil drawing by Sam. B.Truck was the first single release from Absolute Reality album.
Absolute Reality Take 1 original drawing
10" x 10"drawing by Kat. This is the first draft drawing for Absolute Reality
Favourite Freak Single Cover Original Drawing
7" x 7"colour pencil collaborative drawing by Sam and Kat. Favourite Freak is the 3rd single release from Absolute Reality album.
Can't Bear To Be Boring Single Cover Original Drawing
10"x10"colour pencil drawing for third single release from our first album. Drawing by Kat.
Booksmart, Single Cover, Original Drawing
10"x10" colour pencil drawing by Kat, for Booksmart single from West Bay Playroom album.
Vulture, Single Cover, Original Drawing
10"x10"colour pencil drawing for Vulture, from Absolute Reality album. Drawn by Kat.
Again and Again Single Cover, Original Drawing
10"x10" colour pencil drawing for Again and Again, from Absolute Reality album. Drawn by Kat.
Off Grid, Single Cover, Original Drawing
10"x10" drawing for Off Grid, from North Street Air. Original piece, drawing by Kat
Mr Herandi Original Single Cover Drawing
10"x10" colour pencil drawing for Mr Herandi single release from North Street Air album.
Holiday Ghosts/ Fruit Tones and B.Spanks Gig Poster
A3 colour pencil drawing by Sam
12"x12" giclee prints of one of the following drawing by Kat:
1.Tree Over Wall 2. Piano 3. Andrew In Drag
4. Vase 5. Waiting Room 6. Mirror/Reflections
7. Breeze 8. Mealtime Blues 9. Tunnel
(v unofficial names, this is just for clarity lol)
For clearer snaps head to: https://www.instagram.com/marina.ramone/
Love Tan, Tape
Ben aka B.Spanks aka Beatlord's band with the wonderful Celine Domene. Get yourself a tape
Get to know Love Tan
Holiday Ghosts Album Cover Backdrops
Mr Herandi Video Backdrops JUST MONEY
Backdrops from the Mr Herandi music video painted by Sam.
Watch The Video
JUST THE MONEY LEFT