SIERRA FIN: End of Financial Year report

For reporting period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

Priority Action item - LIVE SHOW
Sierra Fin will hold a shareholder meeting (under the guise of a live performance, 
or gig if you will) at The Green Room Lounge in Enmore on 12 July 2013. This 
will be the 1st gig for some time and will be a chance for the band members to demonstrate their value to all shareholders. Questions for the Sierra Fin leadership
team can be directed to them via cheers, hoots, and loud applause for the duration 
of the performance. Shareholders are urged to join the facebook event and invite 
as many of their peers as possible. All shareholders are reminded that the bar will 
be open from 5pm, and support to Sierra Fin will be in the form of Maples.
Sales Report
The Marketing & Sales team are happy to report buoyant sales of 
Sierra Fin consumables in the face of a challenging market. This can be 
mainly attributed to the release of the 'Live At Notes' album as a 'pay what 
you want' download during quarter 1.
Given the downturn in sales of physical product across the industry, 
Sierra Fin have decided to slash the price of all CD's and T-Shirts in 
their Bandcamp store in order to clear the warehouse. Customers & 
Stakeholders are urged to visit this link and take advantage of the bargains 
which most retailers would describe as "crazy", everything half price!!!

Publicity
Sierra Fin are proud to announce we have re-signed with long term partner, 
Grand St Music. All requests for publicity and/or live performance should 
be directed to Kristie Jane's capable hands at: grandstmusic@hotmail.com

Employee of the Year
Nominees for Employee of the Year are as follows:
- Oli - Oli is still considered the newest member of the Sierra Fin team, 
however his contribution to the Sierra Fin brand is invaluable. Considered 
the 'glue' that holds a ramshackle group of musicians together, Oli remains a 
valued employee.
Joel - Mr Hollywood continues to bring in new fans with his combination 
of sonic soundscapes and butt wiggling. By knuckling down and focusing, 
his contribution in the 13/14 financial year can on increase.
Russ - Let down by an extended absence for most of the year, Russ struggled 
for visibility with his stakeholders. That said, a late charge with a number 
of new and funky tunes cemented his standing as a role model for the team.
Winner of the Employee of the Year:
Frosty - Although plagued with a lack of band for much of the year, Frosty 
displayed continued and consistent dedication to the Sierra Fan organisation. 
He also wrote this. At the end of year BBQ, Frosty will be presented with a commemorative certificate and a 2.5% increase in base remuneration 
(to $0.00 PA).

FY 13/14 Forecast
Market Research have recommended more live shows, more new music and 
more videos on YouTube in order to survive and grow in the upcoming period. 
The Board have issued a directive that all departments are to treat these as priority. 
They have also requested more Kingston biscuits during Board meetings, effective immediately.

We'd like to wish all shareholders a profitable 13/14 financial year and hope 
you grow fat from your dividends. All employees are reminded to finalise your 
timesheets and submit before rocking.
Sincerely
The Board of Directors

'Live At Notes' album download!

Hi Folks,

It’s been a while between drinks so we thought we update you on all things Sierra Fin. For the last couple of months Russ has been traipsing his little feet around Europe with his little guitar writing little songs ready to be turned into mammoth rock epics by his impatient band mates. At the time of press Frosty is winging his way over to make sure these songs have room for "heaps of drums and that". Young Joel & Oli are biding their time by madly practising scales in small lightless rooms.

In the meantime we thought we'd give you a little present because:
1. Your support over the years has been tear jerkingly radical,
2. We hear the kids love free stuff, and
3. You smell and look great! Have you done something with your hair?

So, in celebration of Sierra Fin's revamped Bandcamp page we are offering our first live release as a digital-only-pay-whatever-the-hell-you-want-live-album! Its imaginatively titled "Sierra Fin - Live at Notes". It was recorded during the ‘Cautionary Tale of the Beautiful Blackout’ tour. Consider it an Official Bootleg, it’s all there, warts and all.
How's it work? Go to our Bandcamp page, click the 'Buy Now - Name your price' link and you'll be prompted to pay whatever you like.

• Wanna pay zero, zip, zilch? Go right ahead, download it for FREE, share it, blast it through your speakers, but please tell all your friends via your fave social media channel!
• Wanna pay $XX? Why you generous and savvy music lover you! Thank you!
• Wanna pay 1.4 million galactic credits? I'm afraid you are somewhat misguided, a Star Wars nerd, or possibly addicted to crack.

While you are there check out the rest of our catalogue where we have old school CD's and T-shirts, as well as a few other FREE downloads. It's all here: http://sierrafin.bandcamp.com/. Go nuts!

Next Gig!



We hope to see you at our next gig at The Annandale Hotel on SATURDAY 10th MARCH.
If you pre-purchase a ticket at
www.annandalehotel.com for just $10 + bf,
you will receive a FREE house beer or wine on arrival.

This will be our final gig for some time as we have decided to take the rest of the year to concentrate on writing some new tunes!

We will be on stage at 9.30pm.




2012 is here folks!

We have emerged from the silly season slightly disheveled but itching to play you some new tunes. As luck would have it, our first opportunity is Saturday 4th Febraury at The Standard smack bang in the middle of hipsterville, Darlinghurst!

So dust off your skinny jeans, grow a funky moustache*, and slap on your oh so retro Ray Bans. See you there!


Doors 8pm
$10 entry
Level 3, 383 Bourke St, Darlinghurst

*Ladies: Please don't grow a moustache.

 

 

 

Xmas Gift Ideas at Camp Sierra Fin

Christmas time is just around the corner and what better an idea than to give your friends and family a signed Sierra Fin 'Cautionary Tale of the Beautiful Blackout' album plus a t-shirt. Perfect!


Album & T-Shirt - $30
Album Only - $20
T-Shirt Only - $15
(Additional costs for international. All prices include postage & handling)
Sizes Available
MEN - S, M, L, XL, XXL
LADIES - 8, 10, 12, 14

Email kristie@grandstmusic.com.au to place your order
*Please allow 3-5 working days to receive your gifts*


We will even wrap them for you if you like!

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Reasons why your friends and family should have our album?
Read our lastest review by Alternative Media Group.

Sierra Fin’s debut album has attracted a wealth of media attention and hype – perhaps unsurprisingly. The Sydney-based four-piece have utilised a full symphony orchestra on Cautionary Tale Of The Beautiful Blackout, a boldly ambitious move for such a young new band. However, this is no gimmicky publicity exercise, nor is it an alienating attempt at being ‘out there, man’.

The album has an overriding concept, a story of a man’s enlightenment told in three acts – ‘yesterday’, ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow’ – and the music is an excellent complement to such a premise. The overture Death By Alarm Clock begins with dramatic orchestral flourishes which are followed by a funky rock groove, with the best of both worlds eventually combining on this fantastic statement of intent. The gorgeous vocal harmonies on Angel’s Way Down are also a definite highlight, as accomplished as they are memorable.

The album is comparable to Silverchair’s latest Young Modern, particularly on the wide-eyed Claustrophobia and the pompous Lost Man’s Lie. The sound of Muse at their more restrained can also be heard on the piano-led Beautiful Blackout, in which the lyrics “as the storm swells / like it swells in his mind” are accompanied by delicate orchestral brooding. But though it may be bombastic and over-dramatic at times, the music melds perfectly with the overall theme and attitude.

Innovative but never inaccessible, Cautionary Tale Of The Beautiful Blackout sets a new standard for ambition, quality and big ideas in left-of-field rock music both in Australia and elsewhere.

Our first Basement gig!

We will be supporting the gorgeous Sophie Koh at The Basement on Friday 18th November.

A little bit of info:
After an extended hiatus, Sophie launches Lo-Fi at The Basement on November 18th with her new live band featuring melbourne's best. Sophie has been collaborating with Ben Lee and producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair/Smashing Pumpkins) on her brand new studio album.
The much anticipated first single is Lo-Fi, a percussion-driven, electro-spliced slice of addictive indie pop.

Tix available here. General Amission Standing $20 + booking fee or $25 on the door (if available)

GIVEAWAY: For your chance to win a double pass to this show let us know what your favourite track is on our debut album and why. You can listen here. Email kristie@grandstmusic.com.au with your answer. Winner announced Wednesday 16th November.

September Show @ The Vanguard

Earlier this year we released our debut album 'Cautionary Tale of the Beautiful Blackout' which was recorded with a symphony orchestra.

To celebrate the positive reviews, and for winning second prize in The International Songwriting Competition (instrumental category) for the album overture, ‘Death By Alarm Clock’, we will perform an intimate show at one of our favourite venues, The Vanguard, Newtown on Saturday 24th September.


This show will be without orchestra to remind people that we are, at the end of the day, an indie/rock band.

Supported by Tim Fitz and Autumn for Kings (click to listen) Tim Fitz was recently announced as a finalist in the FBI Northern Lights Competition and this gig will see Autumn for Kings re-release his EP under a new label.

TICKETS AVAILABLE here

Please note. Dinner & show tickets are available with meals being served upstairs.
General admission is standing room downstairs. Doors at 7pm with music starting at 8pm.