LEEDS group Eureka Machines are set to treat the ears of their fans by releasing their debut album next month.
The self-styled ‘pop ‘n’ roll’ four-piece release Do Or Die on the Wrath Records label on September 1, both on digital download and in stores.
Singer, bass and sax player Steven Morricone said: “It’s eleven and a half tracks of pop rockery, which could just change your life for the better.”
This album has been eagerly-awaited by the legion of fans Eureka Machines have won, despite being one of the newer bands on the Leeds scene.
While they call the city their base, the group also have strong Huddersfield links with Steven Morricone living in the area. Eureka Machines band mate Chris Catalyst – who plays guitars, keys, trombone and sings – also teams up with Steven in well-loved Huddersfield group The Scaramanga Six.
They performed with this band on the unsigned stage at Leeds Festival in 2006 – and this year, are set to repeat the feat with Eureka Machines drummer Wayne Insane and Davros, on guitars, vocals and keys.
The group has been chosen to play the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds and Reading Festivals next weekend (August 22, 23 & 24).
Steven said: “We’ll be at Leeds on the Friday and Reading on the Sunday. This will be a great honour.”
They’re so pleased that they are rewarding their fans with tickets. Anyone who orders a copy of Do Or Die directly from the band before August 16 will be entered into a draw to win a pair of day tickets for either Reading or Leeds.
The band will also play five dates in August, 14 dates in September – including a gig with Agent Orange at The Parish in Huddersfield on September 5 – and four dates in October.
As well as heading out on tour, the band are delving into the world of video after joining forces with Huddersfield video production company Ash TV.
Ash TV have made a promotional video for Eureka Machines’ track Everyone Loves You, which is due for release soon.
They have also worked on a special project for fans, making a ‘Cribs’ style film of Chris Catalyst showing viewers around his Leeds pad. If you want the inside track, visit http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mYHwLlnsJ-o.
You can find out more about the band, buy their albums and listen to tracks at www.eurekamachines.com or www.myspace.com.eurekamachines