EUREKA MACHINES to donate 10% of all Pledge money to Tim Smith of the Cardiacs Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 January 2013 18:47

Eureka Machines started out in 2007 when singer Chris Catalyst (occasional guitar/bass wrangler for The Sisters Of Mercy, Mariachi El Bronx, Ginger/Wildhearts, The Dead Pets and AntiProduct) got bored of waiting for Godot so decided to start a new band. We did loads of brilliant tours with bands like Electric Six, Gogol Bordello, The Stranglers and The Wildhearts, as well as bowling over festival audiences from Reading and Leeds to Guilfest to Wickerman to Galtres.


In late 2012, following Chris’s work with Ginger Wildheart on his unbelievably successful Pledge Campaign (where he raised £250,000 from his small yet hardcore fanbase), Eureka Machines launched one of our own. We never expected to do as well as Ginger, but we’re up to 900 pre-order pledges now, which by anyone’s standards for an independent and DIY band is not bad going. We feel it’s the way forward for bands like ours to go. Taking the power back from corporations who care more about marketing than music can only be a good thing.


We’re also raising money for our poorly friend Tim Smith (the man behind the legendary prog-punk band Cardiacs). 10% of everything we raise on our Pledge campaign will go to Tim, who is still in rehabilitation following a life-threatening stroke in 2009.


The album, tentatively named REMAIN IN HOPE, is produced by Chris Catalyst and Andy Hawkins (Pigeon Detectives, Hawk Eyes, Pulled Apart By Horses) and will be released to Pledgers in March 2013 followed by a commercial release later in the year.


To celebrate, we’re going on tour supporting recently reformed rock legends The Wildhearts, followed by a string of our own UK headline dates (all dates below).


We also released a video for the first single which is called POP STAR. It carries on our tradition of great videos, following an award for ‘Video Of The Year’ at the Pure Rawk Awards in 2011 (along with ‘Best Band’ and ‘Frontperson Of The Year’ in 2010.)


We do everything ourselves. We like it that way.


Eureka Machines 2013 tour dates:


Thursday 4th April - The ABC, Glasgow (supporting The Wildhearts)
Friday 5th April - The Academy, Manchester (supporting The Wildhearts)
Saturday 6th April - Rock City, Nottingham (supporting The Wildhearts)
Sunday 7th April - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton (supporting The Wildhearts)
Friday 19th April - The Forum, Darlington (with Lost Rockers)
Saturday 20th April - Pivo Pivo, Glasgow (with Eddy And The T-Bolts and The Bucky Rage)
Friday 26th April - Dog And Partridge, Bolton (with Black Dynamite)
Saturday 27th April - Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge
Friday 3rd May - The Vault, Rugby (with The Loyalties)
Saturday 4th May - The Borderline, That London (with The Loyalties)
Sunday 5th May - The Scream Lounge, Croydon
Friday 10th May - The New Adelphi, Hull (with Baby Godzilla)
Saturday 11th May - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (with The Scaramanga Six)
Friday 17th May - The Old Angel, Nottingham
Saturday 18th May - The Parish, Huddersfield (with Obsessive Compulsive)
Friday 24th May - Satan's Hollow, Manchester (with Black Dynamite)
Saturday 25th May - Dogstock, Bolton