History of The Jane Austen Argument:
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Meeting in 2009, Tom Dickins and Jen Kingwell quickly discovered mutual interest, such as Regina Spektor and Nick Cave. The two soon began playing together, ultimately deciding to form a band in 2010.
Amanda Palmer, a long-time friend of Dickins’, featured the duo frequently in her live shows, and duet of their song Bad Wine and Lemon Cake was featured on Palmer’s album Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under. The duo supported Palmer on her Australian Goes Down Under tour in January 2011, releasing their debut EP, The Birthing Pyre.
On May 20th 2011, Dickins held a solo show, in which he announced his intentions to resign from his job in order to pursue his career in music full-time. This show was recorded, and it became the band’s follow-up EP, The Plan Behind (The Beautiful Mess We Made).
In July 2011, the band announced their intentions to record their debut album in Seattle. To do this, however, the band needed to raise $10,000. In an attempt to make this happen, the duo used the crowdfunding website Pozible, asking people for donations, setting their goal at $5,000. In the end, fans and friends donated almost $10,000 anyway. Their debut album, Somewhere Under the Rainbow was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle.
As of the 24th of February, 2012, the album has been made available for pre-release download for those who donated to the Pozible fund.
Their album Somewhere Under The Rainbow launched in March 2012, reaching 1 on Bandcamp within a few days.
The band is on a temporary, unofficial hiatus, while Tom Dickins works on his solo album, and Jen Kingwell collaborates with Adam Rudegeair for an upcoming Neon Bogart release!
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