VICTORIES #eureka5

Eureka Machines, December 2017

Hello everyone, and welcome to 2018. We’ve launched our latest Pledge campaign, and it promises to be the best yet. The new album is called ‘Victories’ and we are recording it right now. It’s sounding monstrous. The plan with this one was to strip it back a bit and try make it sound a bit more like the live experience. Four people in a room at maximum volume. And it’s sort of working so far. Obviously some bells and whistles are being thrown in the mix.

You can pledge here:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/eureka5

We’re also releasing a double-disc compilation called ‘Rarities’, to celebrate TEN YEARS of being a band. Who would have thought it?! This has one disc full of songs we recorded for albums and pledgers that never quite made the album, generally due to us not having enough time to get them finished. And another disc with all the covers we’ve ever recorded. Some of which you’ve heard, some of which you haven’t. So we’ve finished them all, had them remastered, and they are sounding great too. It’s the first time any of this has been made available on CD, and is strictly limited to 1000 copies so don’t hang about.

Finally, we are donating 10% of EVERYTHING to our friend Scott Sorry‘s medical fund. Scott was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour. He lives in America, so his medical bills are through the roof, and because the tumour is affecting his motor abilities, he is unable to work at the moment. Scott is one of our favourite people and we think we should support our own, so we’re giving a slice of everything to him. It’s the right thing to do.

As ever, there’s a bunch of PLEDGE EXCLUSIVE bits and bobs, starting right away with a free Yorkshire Covers EP, where we cover four of our favourite bands from round our way. Who is on there? You’ll have to pledge to find out. We’ve also a bunch of videos from the studio, live tracks and plenty more, to make sure you Pledgesters are repaid for your support.

The album will be released digitally at the start of March (with the now-customary listening party – date TBA) and you should have the hard copies in your mitts by the end of March.

Finally, we rely on you guys to spread the word about what we are doing as much as possible, so please share and share alike – the more people we get along to the party, the merrier. We genuinely believe we have a good and positive message to share with the world and so the more like-minded pals you can get on board, the better.

Thank you as ever for your support! We can’t wait for you to hear these tunes. I would like to describe it as ‘the sound of a band striking the exact sweet spot between giving a fuck and not giving a fuck’.

Your humble servants,
Chris, Wayne, Davros and Pete
aka Eureka Machines X

SCARAMANGA SIX – EUREKA FIVE

It’s a quiet time for Eureka Machines but the cogs beginning to whirr and we are looking at what comes next. We are writing for a new album now and putting together ideas for the long-awaited ‘Rarities’ album, which is looking like a double-album behemoth of unreleased and rare stuff. It’ll take a little time, but we’re thinking about launching a Pledge Campaign later in the year.

Speaking of Pledge Campaigns, go have a look at the Scaramanga Six thingy for their new album ‘Chronica’. Consistently amazing and a source of inspiration for underground bands everywhere, this will be the mighty Scaras’ NINTH album, and promises to be a riot. Pledge here:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thescaramangasix

BRUDENELL GIG/ PLEDGE CAMPAIGN UPDATE/ THANK YOU

Hi all,

Thank you ALL for coming down to our spiritual home, The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, for an amazing night last Saturday. If you were there, you know what was so spectacular about it. If not – make sure you get a ticket next time. It was a truly incredible evening, and you lot were the reason why. THANK YOU.

In other news, Chris’s Pledge campaign is coming to a close – everything is going in the post over the next few days, but there is still time to order a CD and/or a print. The ‘official’ release date will be March 31st, but if you want to go direct and cut out the middleman, go see www.pledgemusic.com/chriscatalyst.

Cheers all – we’ll be back later in the year, or early next. X

CHRIS CATALYST – LIFE IS OFTEN BRILLIANT

Our Chris has launched a Pledge Campaign for his new solo album ‘Life Is Often Brilliant’. There’s lots of stuff to get hold of, and Pledgers receive a sneak preview of the album in the shape of a completely new song called ‘Far’. Go to http://www.pledgemusic.com/chriscatalyst for all the fun and games.

Chris is promising some obscure Eureka Machines demos as a bonus for Pledgers, as well as a ‘best of’ Chris and Davros’s old band Catylyst and the long-lamented Robochrist EP, all specially remastered for 2017.

In the meantime, Eureka Machines got together for their first rehearsal for 100 years last night, and are pleased to report that everything still works.

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