I have featured Erika on Milky Tea Kid a few times over the years, the first time was under the name iMMa and she recently did a Tour Day In The Life post on touring with Skunk Anansie. Well now I am featuring her again but this time it is under the name Erika. The sound of her new EP, Onna-Bugeisha is one that will challenge people’s views of pop rock. It is clearly an in depth piece of work with dark elements but with enough lighter elements to intrigue pure pop fans. The five track EP is just a taster of what Erika has in store and the former backing singer for MIKA has clearly hit her stride with her original music.
To support this new music, Erika has started a Pledge Campaign (which is already at 60% complete) raising money for her EP, music video and a UK & European tour. Please do note that the Pledge campaign is the ONLY place you will be able to buy the physical CD! The beauty of crowd-funding campaigns is that the fans can be more involved with the process, receiving great packages for their donations and Erika’s campaign is no exception. From £60+ you can meet Erika for a singing lesson, a day out, afternoon tea or an acoustic house party! If you can’t quite afford that then you can still receive exclusive bundles, signed goodies and of course the EP.
There is still a little over 20 days left on the campaign and I think this is the way forward for unsigned artists, so if you are a fan of Erika’s music head over to Erika’s Pledge Campaign page and see what you can donate!