HAPPY CHRISTMAS

557460_10151300385723490_40467080_n2013 has been a great year for Eureka Machines. Highlights included the fantastically successful Pledge campaign for our third album ‘Remain In Hope’, which achieved miles above and beyond what we’d ever hoped for; a brilliant headline tour where we sold out gigs in Glasgow, London and Nottingham; the tour with The Wildhearts where we successfully converted another bunch of wonderful people; and of course the birth of the first two Eureka Machines children (alright, I’m counting this year as starting towards the back end of last year, because it kind of did, for us).

Plus we got to raise a bunch of cash to give to our friend Tim Smith, which we couldn’t have done without you lot.

I try not to harp on about this too much, but we have achieved all this with only YOUR HELP… you are our PR company, our radio pluggers, our agents and our fundraisers. We are, as ever, bowled over by your consistent support for our group and we wanted to say thanks to you all for all of this.

During our Pledge campaign, superfan Lee pledged for us to do a cover of one of his (and our) favourite songs, ‘Heroes‘, by David Bowie (thanks Lee). We’ve souped it up a bit and overlayed it with a video retrospective of the year with our pals at AshTV. Here it is. As ever, please share it about with your pals on Facebook, Twitter et al.

(Of course, extra significance was given to this when, seemingly from nowhere, Bowie himself released one of the albums of the year.)

You can also download a hi-res or lo-res mp3 of the track here, so you can play it whenever you like. (Please mention this when you share it.)

‘Heroes’ (hi-res, 320kbps)
‘Heroes’ (lo-res, 128kbps)

This is our Christmas Gift To You.

Have a fantastic Christmas with all of your favourite people, and see you in 2014.

Eureka Machines X

AWARDS

Hello all,

The nominations for the annual and excellent Pure Rawk Awards are up – go here to vote:

http://www.purerawk.com/awards/vote-now/

As ever, don’t feel bound to voting for us – just get involved – any type of vote is a vote for independence and the underground scene.

Pure Rawk Awards 2014 (image copyright of Pure Rawk Awards)

Finally, there’ll be a bit of a tour announcement in a week or two. Keep some weekends in March free.

Cheers all
EM X

Last gig (probably) of 2013

We’re having a bit of a break to regroup and work out what we’re doing next. But first, we’ve one last gig of the year – supporting SPACEHOG at The Cockpit in Leeds on Wednesday October 2nd. Opening are our LS6 pals The Reacharounds. We’re doing a 40-45 minute main support set, and you’d be wise to catch this one.

In the meantime (to coin a phrase), Chris has been working hard on Ginger’s new Pledge campaign, and has been keeping an overly comprehensive blog here. You should pledge on this one, it’s coming out really well.

In other news… we’re looking at booking some gigs early next year, so get in touch if you’re interested.

There’s all sorts of ideas in the pipeline, so stick with us and see you all soon.

EM X

THANK YOU/ MORE TOURING FUN

483639_10151635836872049_1486136763_n(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.

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