Electric Eel Shock Turn to Fans for New Project

Cult rockers Electric Eel Shock have become the driving force behind new crowd funding website, FAN-BO, which aims to share Japanese pop culture with the world.

EES were one of the first bands to really embrace crowd funding. In 2004, as an unsigned band they raised £10,000 from 100 fans (the Samurai 100) by offering them guestlist for life. We’re told this saved the band from a terrible deal with a record label who shafted several other bands shortly after.

Two years later and the boys became the fastest band to raise the £50,000 budget through SellaBand. Apparently SellaBand broke a bunch of promises and ultimately went bust – part of the reason why EES chose to launch their own service. And the very first project from this service is Electric Eel shock’s first ever Best Of and Cover Album! Click here for details, and don’t forget to set the language to ‘English’ at the top right corner.

This will be an exclusive double package for Fan-Bo, hand numbered with the band’s signature and (possibly) your name in the booklet! Another support plan (on the right of the page) includes an original T-shirt, as well as the chance to have frontman Aki build you his own style Fuzz Guitar effect pedal.

So what you waiting for, share the word and get pledging!!


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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