A startling message was released on the 30th of March 2016 via Red Paintings HQ revealing what many may have feared; Somebody we know only as TIME have taken one of the world’s most creative musical artists and held them to ransom.

TIME, from what we can ascertain, is a corporation held by anonymous bodies at a secure location under unknown terms. They aren’t to be trifled with, whoever they are, and in a moment of insanity – or bizarre marketing genius – they have taken charge of the group, their social media, and, most importantly, their freedom – in aim of guaranteeing a new release from Trash McSweeney and his comrades. They are demanding fans to make pledges, preorders and purchases to assist in raising the capital required for a new record.

Studio time, a new stage show, touring, personal lives et al are resting on these pledges; like it or not, The Red Paintings are not a cheap band to maintain – and their artistic expression, while liberating, still costs money to produce. Money that they do not have, and the industry cannot provide. The solution, while perhaps a bit more…striking than most pledge campaigns we’ve seen, could prove essential to the outfit continuing. And may well keep Trash from being tied to a chair and beaten.

If you’ve seen them at Whitby Goth Weekend or will be seeing them this April, seen them around the world, or just admire the cut of their jib, we heartily recommend making a pledge at your next convenience. There are just sixty days to guarantee the return of Trash and, depending on your priorities, the more important potential of a long-awaited second album from his motley crew of musical space-geishas.

Available perks include CDs, posters, digital downloads, instruments, drum heads, dolls, roles on stage, exclusive shows, days out with the group and even the clothes off of Trash’s back! Click below to take a look!



Greetings Red Children and the rest of humanity… we are TIME.

As many of you may know The Red Paintings are a #newdirt musical project that seek to involve all aspects of art and media through their live performances. With audiences from all over the world participating as painters and human canvases, The Red Paintings strive to build a community in which people feel free to express and liberate themselves. Through touring and releasing new material, the act are desperately trying to make ends meet to ensure that they do not suffer the same fate as many of their contemporaries. Their reluctance to begin proceedings for the second album is due to lack of funding, however, in a fast moving society like today’s, time is of the essence. As a result of this, we have taken matters into our own hands.

The purpose of this video is to inform you that as of the 30th March 2016, we are holding The Red Paintings for ransom in a secure facility at an undisclosed location. The band will not be released until enough ransom money has been raised through PledgeMusic to create their new album. The industry’s lack of funding and artist development has forced us to help them seek alternative means that enable them to continue their creative process. Thus far, The Red Paintings legacy proves that this is an act that refuses to admit defeat or cut corners at the expense of their art. It is their intention to bring you an album even more epic and ambitious than the first. Needless to say, this is no easy feat and you should not underestimate the challenge of this journey. The Red Paintings need you.

Your task is simple, but vital. By making pledges you will help bring The Red Paintings closer to a new musical vision. The pledges will be put towards the cost of studio time, musicians, engineers, mastering and music videos. In exchange for your investment, all pledgers will receive exclusive rewards determined by the amount you choose to pledge. When key milestones are achieved, pledgers will also be able to unlock exclusive content from within the secure facility. If these contributions successfully surpass the ransom amount, any additional funds over 100% will assist in the cost of touring and development of more complex stage shows.

These actions may be drastic but it is for their own benefit as well as others. The direction of this adventure is up to you. You have 60 days in which to complete this task. The Red Paintings’ fate is in your hands. Do we have enough time?

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Compulsive hat wearer, eccentric, fan of all things audio-visual, part time Goth, historian, and railway enthusiast, Jordan is the closest you can get to everybody's weird uncle. Except he's less than 60 years old.

1 Comment

  1. TIME

    ██ Calling all Red Children ██ We, TIME have taken Trash, and with him your best hope for a new album. Band together to ensure his release and the creation of the new record. Sign up here:

    Reach 15% of the ransom goal and your efforts will be met with rewards like a visit and show at this years WGW

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