💛🖤💛😍 LADIES AND GENTS...POLYGONDWANALAND DELUXE BOX... 😍💛🖤💛
The deluxe box has landed! 251 of these beauties that will all be assembled and hand numbered in the next couple of weeks. I cannot describe how pleased I am with how this has all come together, topped off by the simply stunning wax. Ultra clear is an understatement, just wow! The bright album art coloured splattering is really nicely done too, bright and vibrant. It looks almost as if someone has flicked paint on it, super cool!
The set as a whole has come together perfectly - 2LP @ 45rpm sounds exceptional - showing both beautifully clear and punchy audio. The box is sleek and classy - the gatefold is thick and glossy - the extra's are all quality additions too - you guys are going to love it!
Thanks to all of the great guys who contributed to making this record happen. As with the Milk and Honey variant, what started as an idea from a small base of KG&TLW fans in a vinyl community, has escalated enormously Thanks to every person that backed this thing and picked up a copy too, you are in for a treat!
Again I want to pass on a huge thanks to DMS Vinyl who have been nothing but helpful throughout. Not only that, they have produced two products that have matched if not surpassed our expectations. Not only just visually but also and probably more importantly in audible playback quality. So thanks again Jaro, Tom and Co for being legends!
Anyway, as our estimated shipping prediction was mid-late March I would imagine we will exceed that by a week or two all being well. I will be compiling them all and hand numbering throughout this week. Once done they will be going with the international Milk & Honey orders heading to White Peach for worldwide facilitation.
Thanks for all the support everyone, I sincerely hope you love it, the pictures really dont do it justice but I couldn't wait to share them with you!
💛🖤💛🍯🥛😍 MILK & HONEY IS HERE 😍🥛🍯💛🖤💛
The Milk & Honey LP's have landed! 500 slabs of wax that look good enough to eat!! The translucent honey up against opaque Milk really does look incredible, more 'lifelike' than I honestly thought possible, so hats off to DMS Vinyl for making this idea a reality! There are going to be so many diferent outcomes of this colour mixture and I can't wait to see everyones pictures of them as they arrive!
The sleeve is looking ridiculously good too, especially the alternative artwork front cover! Thanks to all of the great guys who contributed to making this record happen. What started as an idea from a small base of KG&TLW fans in a vinyl community, has escalated pretty rapidly
Anyway, as our estimated shipping prediction was mid-late March I would imagine we will exceed that considerably all being well. I will be sorting and preparing them all for dispatch asap - domestic orders will most likely be heading out first with the international orders heading to White Peach for worldwide facilitation.
The Deluxe Box is due for delivery to me around the 19th so I will keep you all in the loop with that one too. I cannot wait to see how that has come together, I guess we'll see pretty soon!
The Milk & Honey is now fully sold out, the 'variance Stock' of the box set is still available to order but subject to availablity post production. We have the stunning HWR CD's in stock too which ship anywhere worldwide for £9.95.
Thanks for all the support guys have an awesome weekend, I forecast a decent amount of packing in mine
*Pictures of 2 copies below*
HOT WAX RECORDS
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
POLYGONDWANALAND PROJECT UPDATE
I just wanted to provide another update on where we are with the 3 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland releases we are putting out.
Tomorrow (16/01/18) is a big day for the project as the test pressings for both vinyl releases are due for delivery and testing! Don't worry Pictures will follow tomorrow :-)
If they sound as great as we are expecting them to, I will be able to give the green light to DMS who estimate the vinyl pressings would be due to reach me around the 20th of February...which would be perfectly in-line with our initial estimations.
All of the additional Box set merch items are already here and I have started to bundle them up ready to go into the individual box sets.
So assuming the test pressings are great tomorrow I expect to be shipping orders out to you all by the original Middle of March shipping estimate. Obviously If I can do it sooner I will...
With regards to the CD release they are already in production and I am expecting to take delivery of the full order around the 23rd of January. I will be getting the CD orders dispatched asap so they will be en route to those of you who have ordered before the end of this month!
Due to the nature of vinyl production we have had to account for a possible minus 20% production shortfall - obviously we have managed our stock so we will not be left short should the worst case 20% transpire.
This does however mean that we will have some stock of each of our 3 releases available. I had anticipated waiting until the final numbers are known but I want to make sure we are ahead of the curve so I will be crunching numbers and then planning a 'final stock' update where I will announce what is left and with regards to the box set when it will be available again.
You can still currently pick up your copy of the stunning Milk and Honey LP which is quite frankly a bargain at £9. Shipping on bulk orders of this makes it a great option for shop stock too! Our CD is also available for £9.95 INCLUSIVE of worldwide shipping - I can organise discounts for bulk buys on the CD too.
SHOP HERE: https://hot-wax-records.myshopify.com/
Thank you all for your continued support and anticipation of the Polygondwanaland releases. It's all getting pretty close now!
Happy New Year Everyone,
Just a rather quick update to let you all know that some of the box set items have started to arrived and all are looking great. Very exciting times ahead for us all this year I can't wait to see the Polygondwanaland pressings coming together.
Thanks for all your continued support.
Just a little update for you today - All orders have been placed and paid for. Every single element of the HWR releases is now in production, which is awesome! I have had samples of the Glow in the dark patch and also the album art slip-mat back and both look great.
In terms of lead times We're looking at around 2 weeks for the box set extra's, 4-5 weeks for the CD & Test pressings and all being well with the test pressings another 4-5 weeks for the LP's to land.
I am going to be visiting family over the Christmas period so may not be checking in quite as often. So if you don't hear back from me as quickly as usual don't worry, I'll respond to emails, Facebook etc as quickly as possible.
Hope you all have a lovely festive season and New Year - 2018 is going to be mighty fun :-)
Good Morning Everyone,
O.K so first up, the news you have all been waiting for; WE DID IT!!
The three VIP backers picking up the exclusive bundles nudged us over the line. So to every single one of you who placed an order Thank you so much, this is a fan created project and you have backed it overwhelmingly to make it happen!
SO WHAT STOCK IS LEFT?
We have a some stock left of all of the releases, these of course are limited and once they are sold they will never be re-pressed so if you are still wanting one get it bought asap.
Deluxe Box Set - 31 of 250 Remaining
Milk & Honey LP - 194 of 500 Remaining
I have also just listed our standalone CD release:
4 Panel Digipack CD - 250 of 500 Remaining (250 In Box Sets)
The CD will be available for £9.95 inclusive of worldwide shipping.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
I will get everything finalised and checked over multiple times. Once everything is perfect I will start placing all of the orders - obviously the sooner the better in this regard. I aim to have all of our orders placed by the end of this week.
From that point the next big project moment will be getting the test presses back which probably wont be til around the end of January. If we are happy and give the green light we will probably only be 4-6 weeks from having the physical product in hand.
Through the next couple of months we will be getting the merch items back for the box-set in different time frames so I can keep you all updates as and when each element arrives ready to be put into the packages.
HOW CAN I FOLLOW PROGRESS?
Keep a track of progress via our social media platforms here on FB - our Twitter account has now been set up which you can find here: @HotWaxRecordsUK I will be looking to get us set up on instagram asap too.
Alternatively I will be working on the Shopify store to make it more expansive and user friendly but updates will be posted on the 'News' page there too.
WHEN WILL THE 'SHARE THIS WIN THIS' DRAW HAPPEN?
I will pick one name at random from those that shared and liked this evening and Inform the lucky winner here on our Facebook page - thanks to each of you who took part we have grown this page so much in just a few weeks!
THANK YOU ALL!!
Again I just want to thank you all so much for getting behind our ideas and helping us to overcome any obstacles that were put in the way,
HOT WAX POLYGONDWANALAND UPDATE...
Firstly I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for getting behind this project in whichever way you have! We have received some serious backing from you all in terms of both the number of orders and total monetary backing for the products.
Today is the beginning of the 7 day Countdown to our stated cut off date for the project. We are progressing well for orders on both releases but we need to work as a team to ensure that both happen. We need plenty more orders of both to Guarantee a pressing but we are well past the 50% mark, especially on the Milk & Honey Variant.
I'm hoping we can get the mock-ups for the LP's as soon as possible this week to show what we expect each variant to look like. We also have some other confirmed designs for aspects of the releases to share with you this week so plenty to look forward to :-)
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Well its all about sales this week - we NEED to get 250 of each sold to ensure they go ahead so make sure to share and recommend everywhere you can.
Let people know you are backing these releases and why. We are making quality products that will sound great and look great too!
Best of all we're not making a profit, it's all about making something we collectively created as fans that's our own to celebrate a band and music we all love!
THE SHARE THIS WIN THIS COMPETITION (You can find this on our FB page)
Wow! when I put that out there I wasn't expecting we would end up with it reaching 17,000 people and counting....
Or that it would leave us ending up with 7,000+ page likes :-o
Thank you all so much and keep sharing the post to give yourself a chance to win that EPIC Hot Wax Polygondwanaland Bundle!
A few important notifications for you all regarding the Hot Wax Polygondwanaland Pressings here.
ORDERS / INTEREST / CHANGES
1. We have received amazing backing on the two variants so a huge thanks for that. In fact, in terms of total financial backing we are right up there with the most backed projects...HOWEVER based on the first 8 days of pre-orders it is unlikely we would be able to sell all 500 units of the box set (Maybe the Milk & Honey which is proving popular) so I have spoken to the great guys at DMS and got revised quotes for 250 units of each pressing.
2. As such we are reducing the pressing run for the Deluxe Box set down from 500 to 250, so it just got 100% rarer ;-) Obviously this is being done as we have a great chance to sell out at this quantity and make our community pressing a reality. It does obviously have knock on consequences in terms of our costs. The price of the set has moved from £33.00 to £39.25 - which In my opinion is still a more than reasonable price for the product we will receive. This is cost price, there is no profit added to this at all.
3. In regards to the Milk and Honey pressing I am planning to put my money where my mouth is and purchase half (250) of the originally costed 500 pressing run of these. Which would mean there is no change to the cost price of these and we can continue to sell at the great unit price of £9. I will just start to recoup (or not!) my investment once we pass 250 units sold.
GREAT SHIPPING NEWS...
As of today I have been able to make an arrangement with a UK based label/Distro that is able to offer order facilitation for us and offer discounted shipping prices worldwide. The real savings can be had on bigger orders where you can now order up to 25KG's worth of items for less than £32 worldwide shipping.
In a lot of instances these shipping savings are cancelling out the increase in the cost of the box set and in many more there is still money to be sent back to the buyer which is great!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE ORDERED?
First of all, to those of you that have ordered already - I am going through each order individually and checking how the changes affect your order.
If you paid more than it would now cost you for the order I am refunding you the difference.
If you paid less than it would now cost you I am sending you a full refund on the order - with an explanation of the above ^ I'm hoping you will all consider re-ordering the same or more (Big savings on bigger orders) - Don't forget the box set is now more limited and as such far more likely to happen :-)
In the unlikely event your order is the same cost now as when you originally ordered you wont be hearing from me and nothing has changed.
(I'm hoping to get these all done in the next 24 hours)
WHAT IS THE PLAN NOW?
Well this is the main thing, we now only need to sell 250 of the box set and 250 of the Milk and Honey LP's to be able to make the project a reality. In terms of backing we have had financially one of the most backed projects out there and rightly so! If everyone being refunded re-orders we will be effectively 50% of the way there already!
Now we have much more competitive shipping rates; particularly for those of you outside the UK, we should see orders from many of you that I know have been holding off (or have been put off by shipping costs).
As it has been all along, this is a community designed pressing for all of us to enjoy. So do what you can to back it, share it, recommend it etc.
Of course apologies for this inconvenience but I think it will be worth us doing this and doing it now, to give us the best chance of a successful project.
Thanks for all your continued support and hope to see lots of you re/ordering
Chris :-) (HWR)