The Pledge campaign for album three, as you can see by that lovely new widget over on the right, has now passed the 400% mark. Thanks again to everyone who has already pledged; if you haven’t, there’s still another 40 days so get involved! For those that have already signed up, last week you would have had early access to a stream of the first new track from the album, but here it is now for everyone along with a nice video that quite literally speaks for itself:
The album will get a commercial release later in the year, but this way you’ll get it in your hands before anyone else, plus there are lots of fun exclusives that you won’t get elsewhere. All this and the warm glowing feeling of doing A Good Thing.
On top of the Pledge-based excitement, we’ve also now announced a full UK tour, hot on the heels of the dates we’re doing with The Wildhearts. Check out the Gigs page for the full list and get yourself down to a show or three!
And happy new year! We had a nice Christmas and hope you did too.
More interestingly, we’re doing some dates with The Wildhearts in April. We’re supporting on their ‘Earth Vs’ 20th Anniversary Tour, which will be brilliant, right? They’re doing two sets: one Earth Vs and one with a load of other stuff. Brilliant.
Anyway, here’s the dates:
Thursday 4th April – The ABC, Glasgow
Friday 5th April – The Academy, Manchester
Saturday 6th April – Rock City, Nottingham
Sunday 7th April – Wulfrun, Wolverhampton
These are four of our favourite venues and we’ve got a great set of old and new stuff for you. The new album will be out by then so hopefully you’ll know the words.
In other news, it’s Pure Rawk Awards time again – having done rather well in previous years, we kind of hope we might this year too. We’re up for Best Video (with our pals at AshTV), and Dave is up for ‘Axe Hero Of The Year’. Which he surely is, so get voting if that’s your thing. We’re always very aware of not asking you to vote for us in every single thing, as music isn’t a competition, but the way we feel about the Pure Rawk Awards is that we should let you know about it and you can decide from there. As much as anything, it’s a vote for independence. Anyway, lots of categories and lots of good music in there, so have a look.
The new album recording is going immensely well, and we’re hoping to have something to play you at the end of the week.
We think that’s about it for now. We’re finalising tour dates for April and May at the moment, so those will be up forthwith.
There’s a NEW TRACK AVAILABLE NOW on the Pledge page, but ONLY FOR YOU PLEDGESTERS. So go have a look and get involved if you haven’t already! Not only are you taking the power back from The Man, but your money is going directly towards funding our third and best album. Plus 10% of all proceeds go directly to our friend Tim Smith (Cardiacs), who remains in constant rehabilitation for brain injuries sustained when he suffered a combined heart attack and stroke.
There’s a COMPLETELY NEW PLEDGE now up, for the Christmas card/EM ‘Best Of So Far’ CD for your pals. More details on the Pledge site again, and below in the previous news item. They’re only £10 (UK) and you can buy as many as you want. These are to spread the word, and to fill the stockings of your nearest and, occasionally, dearest.
Also Chris has been beavering away on the handwritten lyrics this past few days. Every one is completely bespoke, written with a fancy fountain pen and framed, with different drawings and doodles. Each one ordered before December 17th will arrive in time for Christmas. A great gift for the more ardent supporter. Again, go to the Pledge site to have a look.
Thank you all again for an amazing run of gigs – Birmingham, Worcester, Hull and Darlington were four of our favourite gigs ever. Cheers to Percy and Givvi, Martyn, Tony and everyone who travelled to come see us. We were astounded that people wanted to give up their weekends to come see our little band, and it was great to see you all.
Meanwhile, everything in Pledge Towers seems to be going pretty swimmingly. This Thursday (15/11/12), we will be gifting a FREE NEW (old) SONG for you. It’s a track called Born Ready, which we recorded for the Champion The Underdog album. We didn’t get it finished in time, so we thought we’d finish it now and give it to you as a thank you for pledging. As with the video updates, live stuff and upcoming Cookery Corner, it is EXCLUSIVE FOR PLEDGERS so if you haven’t done already, now might be a good time.
There’ll also a new Pledge up for those of you who are searching for something to buy pals for Christmas. It’s an exclusive and slightly bizarre Christmas card which contains a CD with a few choice EM tracks from the first two albums, plus Pop Star and our take on Silent Night. Pretty festive, I think you’ll agree. With this gift, you can send your pals the gift of music this Christmas, and spread the word about our little band. Lucky recipients will also be able to download the third album when it’s done, as well as get involved with all the exclusive web updates. The aim with this one isn’t to make a load of cash, but rather to tell like-minded fans of silly rock music about our band so they can join the party. You can buy as many as you like for your pals, so do get involved if you’re stuck for what to buy someone for Christmas.
Think that’s everything for now… stay e-tuned for more Pledge updates and so on and so forth.
Thanks again everyone for the support, we are blown away.
Eureka Machines XXX