Video: Star trippin’ with Eureka Machines
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) decided to start a new band.
Eureka Machines toured with bands like Electric Six, Gogol Bordello, The Stranglers and The Wildhearts, and made numerous festival appearances from Reading and Leeds to Guilfest to Wickerman to Galtres.
They also found time to release a brace of albums: Do Or Die (2008) and Champion The Underdog (2011).
In late 2012, following Chris’ work with Ginger Wildheart on his highly successful Pledge Campaign (where Ginger raised £250,000 from his small yet hardcore fanbase), Eureka Machines launched a Pledge Campaign of their own.
“We feel it’s the way forward for bands like ours to go,” the band say. “Taking the power back from corporations who care more about marketing than music can only be a good thing.”
Eureka Machines are also raising money for their poorly friend Tim Smith (the man behind the legendary prog-punk band Cardiacs). Ten per cent of everything they raise on their Pledge campaign will go to Tim, who is still in rehabilitation following a life-threatening stroke in 2009.
Eureka Machines’ 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.
The band have released a video for the first single, Pop Star. Check it out below.
In April Eureka Machines will go on tour supporting recently re-formed rock legends The Wildhearts, followed by a string of their own UK headline dates (all dates below).
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, 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