(picture: Trudi Knight – http://www.bandsonstage.co.uk)
Well, that tour was about the most fun you can have whilst not sunbathing in a swimming pool full of Swarfega. Thanks to all those who turned out to see us on our best-attended and favourite bunch of gigs so far. It was a real honour to play those songs for you and a privilege to see everyone (seemingly) having a great time. We certainly did. Highlights included our first-ever sold-out gig (Glasgow), our busiest ever London gig (at the ever-brilliant Borderline) and the Leeds spectacular (with the amazing Scaramanga Six). It was all brilliant, though, and we’re looking forward to the next one…
… Which is this one… once again supporting the mighty Wildhearts, with the equally brilliant Baby Godzilla opening proceedings.
- Friday 21st June – Bournemouth Academy
- Saturday 22nd June – London Forum
- Sunday 23rd June – Bristol Academy
- Friday 28th June – Leicester Academy
- Saturday 29th June – Newcastle Academy
- Sunday 30th June – Leeds Academy
Please go to our gigs page for links to tickets and such.
After that, we’re looking to do some gigs in September/October/November-ish, so keep your peepers peeped/get in touch if you’re a promoter type.
There’ll be a few interesting bits between now and then too, so keep checking on the Eureka Machines Facebook page while you’re at it.
That’s it for now, cheers to you all once again.
The tour dates are going immensely well. We had our first (ever!) sold out gig, in Glasgow, so thanks to all for coming to that one. It was properly brilliant. This weekend we’ve been down south to That London and surrounding areas, and that went amazingly too.
Next up are Hull and Leeds. Check the gigs page as ever for details. Leeds is selling particularly well so do make sure you get a ticket (links on the gigs page again).
The raffle is over, but there will still be a few people waiting for their CDs and hence up for a prize. Go here to check your numbers. The prizes will be sent out next week for this. The numbers will stay up until the end of May for any stragglers.
All Pledge parcels have gone out now. Hooray. That went pretty well didn’t it?
A couple of the Pledge songs are still to be done but aiming to get those done this and next week. Finishing the album then going straight out on tour was, in retrospect, slightly too high a workload to get every single thing done. But we’re back on it and everything will be with you soon.
See you at some of the gigs, hopefully!
We just hit a fairly momentous point in our Pledge campaign. A thousand of you have bought our record. Although it’s only one more than 999, it seems a huge leap and a massively gratifying moment for us. Given that we hoped – best case scenario – to do about half that many, you can probably work out why we are so chuffed. So… thank you.
It goes online on Thursday 21st February at 7pm (GMT). We will all be online, have a natter with us on Twitter using the hashtag thingy #eureka3 – our addresses are:
Or give us a shout on the band Facebook page, or on the Pledge site, or email us or anything really. You are a part of this as much as we are, so it’d be great to hear what you think.
Looking forward to Thursday!
In a rollercoaster year where we went from deciding we were more or less going to knock the band on the head, due to a feeling of general apathy and disinterest… to launching a campaign for YOU to fund our album directly which went, as you know, rather well.
We started the recording process for this back in September or October or whenever it was, and it’s been a long hard slog. Our stuff is a lot more complex than it appears, and we’ve worked very hard on making it as great as we possibly can, with the added pressure to repay your faith, and added freedom to do what we want to do with the extra money you afforded us. We are so immensely grateful for your help, and we can only hope we have paid you back with the entertainment you have received through our Pledge campaign – ultimately culminating in the eleven tracks we’ll be sending you very soon.
The artwork is also done. Again, this whole thing means we could put a little more into this than we have in the past, and we feel very confident you’re going to love it.
Remain In Hope album cover
You (and we) have Andy Hawkins (mixing), Tom Woodhead (mastering), Tony Wilkinson (cover art) and Rich Jones (general artwork) to thank for this. Cheers guys for your hard work and patience.
The physical CDs will be with us, fingers crossed, in about two weeks. They will be posted to you as soon as we get them.
We are talking about having an online listening party which seems to have been brilliant for some of our friends recently. We’re talking about putting it online for you guys to hear on Thursday 21st February at 7pm. In an ideal world, the physical copies won’t be far behind.
Thank you for your support, for about the millionth time. We really, really mean that.