Our Chris has been at it again, with another acoustic six-track mini-album/EP/whatever you want to call it. This time, it’s five Eureka Machines favourites – one with a weird country flava – and a Quaran-Tour classic.

Go to Bandcamp to find it – http://www.chriscatalyst.bandcamp.com

In other Eureka Lads news, our Davros’s ‘other’ project HELLERS are gearing up for some old-fashioned ‘song release’ business – more on that when we hear it…


The news is that… there isn’t really much news. As with the rest of the world, we sit, and we wait.

Chris has been beavering away at some recording for his solo album, and has put together a mini-album of tracks from his ‘Quaran-Tour’ online gigs, called ‘Life Is Sometimes Acoustic’. You can find them over at Bandcamp:


He’s working on another for the next Bandcamp Friday, with mostly/all Eureka Machines tracks this time, so that’s one to look forward to if you’re an EM follower.


It’s our Chris Catalyst’s birthday today (February 11th), and he’s done a couple of solo-project-style songs for you.

There’s two new songs up on Chris’s website and Bandcamp page for free or a ‘Pay What You Like’ basis. If you can’t afford it – don’t worry about it. This isn’t about the money – this is a thank you for all the support over the past few years.

Chris: ‘There’s two songs for you – the first is called ‘Happy’ and it’s a song about acceptance and growing and understanding. I feel very fortunate that, following a lot of ups and downs throughout my thirties, things have actually turned out pretty good now I’ve hit 40. It’s taken a lot of work, and more importantly a lot of support from lots of people around me, and I guess that’s why I wanted to do it as a giveaway. Someone asked me yesterday how I felt about turning 40, and I have to say it isn’t phasing me at all, I think because I am just in a really good and happy place, and just generally excited to see what is coming next.’

‘The second song is called ‘Dreams’, and it’s a bit different. I like them both equally in different ways, and I hope you do too.’

‘The idea of the song is to spread a bit of positivity in an increasingly negative world… My old pal Ash Pears has helped me out with a little video that we thought highlighted some things that might help people who aren’t feeling so good right now. Please spread it around, as it’s a good message, and as ever I rely on you all to be our PR team, music press and hype machine. Thank you, as ever!’

The video is HERE – please share it about on your Facebooks and your Twitters and your everything elses.

As this is Chris’s 40th birthday, there are a strictly limited – to 40, natch – copies of the handwritten lyrics to ‘Happy’ over on the EM MusicGlue page. Please note, these can’t be bundled with any other orders (because they are sent out separate from the other EM stuff).

Credits for both songs:

All music and words written by Chris Catalyst.
Drums by Hayden Scott.
Everything else by Chris.
Produced by Dave Draper. Twitter: @voltadave
Mastered by Dave Archbold for Kapow! Audio.
Artwork by Ana Valdez. www.anavaldez.com / Instagram: @badddcat
Video by Ash Pears for AshTV. AshTV independent music video production

In Eureka Machines news – we had a rollicking good time with Terrorvision the other night and are looking forward to getting out on the road a bit more in the Spring!

Thank you as ever.

TOUR – MAY 2020

Eureka Machines are pleased to be heading out to do a few gigs in May 2020, to add to this weekend’s support with Terrorvision, and April’s supports with Therapy?.

The first two (Newcastle and Wolverhampton) are a co-headliner with our wonderful friends and inspirations Baby Chaos, promoting their new album ‘Ape Confronts Cosmos’.

The second are sweaty punk rock affairs in two of our favourite little UK DIY venues at York and Huddersfield, with our pals Land Sharks, Mr Shiraz and Lords Of Power.

There might be more later in the year, or there might not be. So do pick up some tickets!

Friday 8 May: Think Tank?, Newcastle (co-headline with Baby Chaos)

Saturday 9 May: KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (co-headline with Baby Chaos)

Friday 15 May: Fulford Arms, York (with Mr Shiraz)

Saturday 16 May: The Parish, Huddersfield (with Land Sharks and Lords Of Power)