Touring fun

Hello everyone,

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!

X

1000

1000We 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:

@chrisalyst
@hankdavros
@petehuman
@wayneinsane1

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!

EM X

REMAIN IN HOPE

Hello everyone,

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

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.

X

ALBUM ARTWORK/ PLEDGE NEWS

Hello everyone,

As we reach the final stages of our Pledge campaign, it’s time for us to start telling you a bit about the artwork. Here’s a picture of us with it and the talent behind it – Tony Wilkinson. Thanks so much Tony, we love it.

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All pledgers before a certain date (TBA) will receive the album in an exclusive limited edition numbered embossed slip case. There will be a cut-off point for this so please make sure you get your orders in ASAP. This is looking amazing and is absolutely 100% exclusive to Pledgers. Each will be individually numbered, so each is one-of-a-kind. We currently think it will be limited to 1000 copies. We’re also putting together some other goodies exclusively for you Pledgers too.

The album itself is reaching the final stages of mixing. It’s sounding absolutely fantastic and we can’t wait to play you it. We’re overjoyed at pretty much every aspect of this whole thing.

Stay tuned, there’ll be more news next week.

X