The news is that… there isn’t really much news. As with the rest of the world, we sit, and we wait.
Chris has been beavering away at some recording for his solo album, and has put together a mini-album of tracks from his ‘Quaran-Tour’ online gigs, called ‘Life Is Sometimes Acoustic’. You can find them over at Bandcamp:
It’s our Chris Catalyst’s birthday today (February 11th), and he’s done a couple of solo-project-style songs for you.
There’s two new songs up on Chris’s website and Bandcamp page for free or a ‘Pay What You Like’ basis. If you can’t afford it – don’t worry about it. This isn’t about the money – this is a thank you for all the support over the past few years.
Chris: ‘There’s two songs for you – the first is called ‘Happy’ and it’s a song about acceptance and growing and understanding. I feel very fortunate that, following a lot of ups and downs throughout my thirties, things have actually turned out pretty good now I’ve hit 40. It’s taken a lot of work, and more importantly a lot of support from lots of people around me, and I guess that’s why I wanted to do it as a giveaway. Someone asked me yesterday how I felt about turning 40, and I have to say it isn’t phasing me at all, I think because I am just in a really good and happy place, and just generally excited to see what is coming next.’
‘The second song is called ‘Dreams’, and it’s a bit different. I like them both equally in different ways, and I hope you do too.’
‘The idea of the song is to spread a bit of positivity in an increasingly negative world… My old pal Ash Pears has helped me out with a little video that we thought highlighted some things that might help people who aren’t feeling so good right now. Please spread it around, as it’s a good message, and as ever I rely on you all to be our PR team, music press and hype machine. Thank you, as ever!’
The video is HERE – please share it about on your Facebooks and your Twitters and your everything elses.
As this is Chris’s 40th birthday, there are a strictly limited – to 40, natch – copies of the handwritten lyrics to ‘Happy’ over on the EM MusicGlue page. Please note, these can’t be bundled with any other orders (because they are sent out separate from the other EM stuff).
All is quiet at Eureka Machines HQ as we batten down the hatches for winter. Fear not though as we make some plans for a few dates next year, and the singer bloke is writing as well. Maybe for a solo album; maybe for EM… I haven’t really decided yet. Err, I mean, he hasn’t really decided yet.
But in the meantime, you can keep warm for winter in our gorgeous new merch range – with a new hoodie, long-sleeve shirt and beanie hat. Available exclusively through our fancy new online store. Look out for the big discount deals, if you are buying a few. All designs by our favourite, Rich Jones.