Hello again,

EM handwritten lyrics - click to see full size image

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.

Cheers all.




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

Pop Star

Thanks again to all you Pledgers! We’re at 206% as we write this, which, in four days, is astounding. Wow! It doesn’t end here, the more people pledge, the better we can make our album. Don’t think we’re joking when we’re talking about gospel choirs and string sections.

It also means that we think we can now afford to record the LP in what we think is the best studio in the North, with an amazing producer, so that’s pretty exciting. Still to be confirmed, but fingers crossed.

To say cheers to everyone who’s got involved, to try and drag more people to the party, and to generally Have A Laugh, here’s our new video for a song called Pop Star that we did.

(Permalink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOjOwyT8XEI)

We don’t like to beg, but if you’re that way inclined, please feel free to share it about on your Facebooks and your Twitters and so on. As ever, we rely on the goodness of you people to share this stuff about. Okay, we are begging. Spread the word!

The video was made by our wonderful friends at AshTV. Once again, they have pulled it out the bag with this fantastic effort. Thank you so much to Ash and Richy for being so great. Go and have a look at their website, which has loads of examples of brilliant stuff they’ve done.

The song was recorded at Cottage Road Studios in sunny Headingley, Leeds, where it was mixed and produced by Andy Hawkins and Chris Catalyst. Thanks to Andy for his hard work, patience and endless tea.

We’ve got gigs this weekend in Birmingham (Friday) and Worcester (Saturday), where we’ll be playing this and a couple of other new bits, and selling you new t-shirts, hopefully.

Hope to see some of you there, and cheers again for being so nice.


Eureka Machines #3 Hits 167% in a day! Crumbs!

Hello all,

As we’ve said in about six billion internet places now, thank you all for your help in smashing our target and making it so we can record our third album. We are so very grateful to you all for making us realise that we shouldn’t knock it on the head and go work in Tescos or something.

There were a couple of little gremlins with the launch. In the T-shirt bundle, there was no XXL version of the Champion The Underdog shirt. This has now been rectified. If anyone wants to swap an order, get in touch with Cecelia on the ‘Ask A Question’ on your Dashboard thingy and she’ll sort you out.

Also, for a little while after the launch, our Pledge pitch video remained private, due to some YouTube problem. It’s back up now:

We’d really appreciate it if you shared this about on your Facebooks, Twitters and MySpaces (in 2006). The more people who come to the party, the more crisps and pop we can offer round everyone.

As a thank you to you lot for being so brilliant, we’re going to launch a COMPLETELY NEW VIDEO on Monday for a COMPLETELY NEW SONG called Pop Star (which you hear a snippet of on the Pledge Pitch Video). Stay tuned to our website and Facebook for more info. It was made by our award-winning friends at AshTV, who have pulled out all the stops to make undoubtedly Eureka Machines’ (and, in our opinion, AshTV’s) best work yet. We’ll be asking you to spread this like ebola come next week, so get involved if you’re into all of that.

We’ll be playing this song, and a couple of the other new tunes, at the upcoming gigs, which are:

02/11/12     Birmingham The Asylum (with Drag)
03/11/12     Worcester Marr’s Bar (with Joe Patroni and Blacklist Saints)
09/11/12     Hull The New Adelphi (with Velvet Star)
10/11/12     Darlington The Forum (with Lost Rockers)
16/11/12     Doncaster The Leopard
17/11/12     Leeds Empire (Chris Catalyst acoustic set for MS Society Fundraiser, on at 8pm. Also playing are The Scaramanga Six, MonMon and Esper Scout).

Here’s the important bits you need:

http://www.eurekamachines.com (which you are looking at)

Thank you again for your continued support. Please don’t stop spreading the word, you lot are our rock scene, PR machine and magazines. That almost rhymes, in a really crap way.

Lots of love and respect and no tongues,
Chris, Dave, Pete and Wayne – Eureka Machines. X

PS The eagle-eared of you may know that Chris from EM has been on tour in Ginger Wildhearts’ band, supporting Slash for the past few weeks. We gave Slash a CD. He said ‘it is brilliant, totally not what I was expecting. It’s heavy, but pop… it’s like… heavy pop!’ Home tomorrow. X