Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Eureka Machines

Myspace // "Being Good is Okay, But Being Better's Better" [mp3]

Back in May I saw these guys play in Hull, and the fact that I returned alive is quite an impressive feat. It was a night full of billiards and Czech beer, but most importantly, it was the night which I heard the tunes that would make up their debut long-player, Do or Die. Don't let the fact that they all wear matching suits scare you off because it is definitely not a gimmick. Much like when your local football team all wear the same uniform, this Leeds quartet is simply getting into the game as a combined unit.

Borne of a want to write straight-up barbed wire pop, Eureka Machines is made up of players from acts like the Scaramanga Six, Sisters of Mercy, The God Damn Whores and even Marky Ramone's band. That experience has allowed them to create smart tunes that split the difference between the Beach Boys and Queens of the Stone Age, and already people are catching on, as evidenced by their heavily attended sets on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The band's debut is out now on
Wrath Records in the UK. Look for them on the road this fall.


Friday 12th - The Wheatsheaf, OXFORD

Saturday 13th – The Brief, CROYDON

Sunday 14th - The Charlotte, LEICESTER

Friday 19th – Vintage Rock Bar, DONCASTER
Saturday 20th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, LONDON (with The Wildhearts) – SOLD OUT
Thursday 25th - Dry Bar, MANCHESTER
Friday 26th - Riverside, SELBY

Saturday 27th - Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
Sunday 28th - Viper Rooms, HARROGATE

Tuesday 30th – Music Box, MANCHESTER (with Laika Dog)


Thursday 2nd – The Park, PETERBOROUGH (with Laika Dog)

Friday 3rd – The Asylum, BIRMINGHAM (with Laika Dog)

Tuesday 7th – Corporation, SHEFFIELD (with Laika Dog)

Thursday 9th – Rock Café, STOURBRIDGE (with Laika Dog)

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