Road To Rancho
In August 2012, Red Huxley were lucky enough to get backstage at an event in Cape Town, South Africa called One Night in Cape Town. It was there that they got to meet one of their favorite bands, The Eagles of Death Metal. They had other intentions in mind besides just meeting the band, and gave the guitarist, Dave Catching, their first EP and asked if he would like to produce their debut album. Catching took it one step further and invited the band to come and record at his studio in Joshua Tree, California.
The band set out to raise the money to make this dream come true and record in America. So in need of cold hard capital the band turned to the crowdsourcing community on kickstarter.com. In March 2013, after a series of videos and lots of hard work, they reached their target of $25 000 (US) that was needed to get over and record.
Red Huxley spent the next few months preparing for the album, which included refining current songs and working on new ones. In the mean time they teamed up with film company Motion City Films and popular blogger Dan Nash to follow their journey and document the trip. These were released biweekly as short webisodes.
In July 2013 Red Huxley left South Africa and headed to the small town of Joshua Tree in the Californian desert to record their album. They spent three weeks at Rancho de la Luna and you can follow that story here through the webisodes and the studio diaries written by the band.