In the lead up to the third Eureka Machines album being released through a pledge campaign those who promised their cash to the band were provided with an albums worth of mainly acoustic material to wet their appetite.
Some would be quick to think that this would be a bit of a gimmick whereas the band just cobble together some stuff that they had lying around to entertain those who were waiting for the all new material, but once heard if anyone still considered that then they should very quickly get a check up from the neck up.
This is really an solid album that most musicians would happily exchange their soul down the crossroads to be able to create.
Power pop punk that rocks out just as much as the electric studio versions do, plus a fistful of stuff that people probably haven't heard before.
I firmly believe that if the uninitiated got on board with the band and lent them an ear for say ten minutes then within a year they would be playing stadiums.
For me it is difficult to wrap my head around the idea that others might not consider that the band are up there as one of the best that the UK have.
Proof is written all over these tracks.
What others would describe as an odds and sods release effortlessly pisses all over much of the competition that is doing the rounds.
Maybe a harsh statement, but none the less true.
Take a bit of the Beach Boys and the Beatles and drag them both screaming and kicking into the present and add their immense melodic skills to a kick ass rock and roll band and what you get is the Eureka Machines.
They are like a Frankenstein monster stitched together from the best of the best examples of cool song writing from the last fifty years.