Melodic Distraction – an independent, community driven radio station based in Liverpool, are looking to build a new home.
They’ve been operating out of a studio in the city’s creative quarter, Baltic Triangle, for almost 4 years now.
Unfortunately, their landlord is looking to redevelop the land that their home sits upon.
An age old story of gentrification and it’s forced them to leave with only a month’s notice. In the middle of a pandemic, it’s been really tough.
For the next three months, they’re at Jacaranda Phase One, studio-sofa-surfing and migrating for winter in a temporary studio looking out onto Liverpool’s famous Seel Street.
Still, a radio studio is for life, not just for Christmas – they want to find their forever home – somewhere they can stay for a long time to come and continue to build their community.
They want to build their future studio, a community coffee shop and social space out of two shipping containers. They’re robust, cheap and provide them with the ability to really make a space their own.
Stacking both containers on top of each other; they want to house the radio studio up top and add a community-focused coffee shop to the ground floor.
They want this to be a place where the community can come and enjoy the sounds of radio, mingle and hang out. To witness radio happening in real life while enjoying a coffee and good company.
On top of this, once Covid-19 restrictions permit; they want to host a range of events in the space; with priority, support and subsidies given to events that help uplift local community, grassroots musicians and organisations.
They’re looking to raise £35,000 to help Kickstart this project.
In return, they’ve got some great pledge rewards up for grabs. There’s the chance to get your hands on some Kickstarter-exclusive Melodic Distraction t-shirts, tote bags, caps and sweatshirts. In addition there’s opportunity to have your name included in a mural to be designed in Melodic Distraction’s new space.
A range of postcards exclusive to the Melodic Distraction Kickstarter, lovingly designed by a handful of Liverpool’s brightest independent designers and artists, plus much more!
See their Kickstarter page here. The campaign closes 17 December.