Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Nitzer Ebb album on hold

Nitzer Ebb are meant to be out promoting the new album - but they've hit a cashflow problem:

While the band completed the new release for quite some time, including artwork, the release has been postponed due to what the band calls "the financial situation" which "has slowed things down in many regards". If the band doesn't find a satisfactory [financial] solution with a label partner they'll self-release the material on their own label, "but again, that takes time, (and money), to set up properly" the band says.

If I were the Ebb, I wouldn't waste time fannying about with labels, and go straight to the self-financing route. After all, if everything's ready to go, why bring in someone else to take a massive slice of the revenue simply to do the distribution?