Saturday 15 September – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
That’s it for this year, barring any major changes. We had made an announcement to Pledgers about some other gigs, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to pull them. Refunds should have gone through now – get in touch if they haven’t. Sorry about that, we’ll be North of the Border next year, hopefully.
This is all to celebrate the release of our new album VICTORIES, which some of you Pledgsters have already copped hold of. The general release will be on Friday 7 September. Excellent.
Hope you are all good – see you in September. Ticket sales are fast already, so hurry up and get a ticket if you want to come.
There’s already been a bunch of videos from the studio, as well as a four-track Yorkshire covers EP and a taster EP from the accompanying album Rarities, which is full of unreleased stuff from our decade of being a band. Coming soon(ish) is a Live EP and some Q&A vids.
I’m no good at the hard sell, and it’s not really our style, but if you like this kind of thing, and you like supporting DIY underground music, you could do worse than getting involved in our Pledge campaign.
Oh, and 10% of what we make is going towards our friend Scott Sorry’s medical fees fund. Scott was the bass player in Amen, The Wildhearts and Sorry and The Sinatras, and he’s recently been battling a brain tumour. Because he lives in America, his medical fees have been astronomical, so lots of people are helping him raise some cash to pay for that, and to pay for lost earnings. Scott’s one of the good ones, so we’re helping him out too.
It’s our biggest and best album yet – we constantly push ourselves in terms of playing, songwriting, performance, sonics, artwork, everything, really, and we honestly feel it’s a big step up for us, as we have every album we’ve done. We really hope you love it.
That’s it. Thanks as ever for your support.
Eureka Machines X
We just wanted to give you all a quick update on how we are getting on.
Work continues frantically on our new album VICTORIES, which obviously we are going to say is our best yet. But we think it is. Again. Why would we do it unless we wanted to constantly beat what we did last time?!
We’re knee-deep mixing the thing at the moment, which, as ever, is a gargantuan task, but it’s going really well and we’re really pleased at what is coming out of the speakers.
The Pledge campaign is cracking on successfully as well. We hit 100% of our target on the launch night (again – thank you lot, a LOT), and pledgesters so far have had half an hour of update videos on how we’re getting on in the studio, with tons of behind-the-scenes footage with clips of the new tracks and information about our pants. Next week, we’re putting out a sampler EP of the RARITIES material, which we think you’re going to love.
If you have like-minded music obsessive pals, please share the Pledge campaign and tell your friends about it. We have a message to spread and we feel it’s spreading, and the more the merrier, so now is a good time to share.
We’re still on course to have the album in your ears at the end of Feb/start of March (preliminary listening party date – Thursday 1st March) and in your homes by the end of March/start of April.
News update over… back to the studio (via the kettle).