From left to right: Chris Both, David Eering, Klaas Dijkstra
Doused in space, soaked in riffs. THE MACHINE is a genre-busting Dutch rock group that uncompromisingly operates in its own sphere. The band’s distinctive sound has been carefully crafted since its inception in 2007, resulting in a mix that stretches from heavy psych to stoner grunge. Constantly reinventing themselves over the course of 7 albums, THE MACHINE also have been taking cues from 90s alt-rock/indie and the noisier side of shoegaze during most recent years. At the core of the band’s current output are pop songs disguised in fuzzy feedback.
Led by founding member and the band’s architect David Eering (guitar/vocals), THE MACHINE have been melting faces across Europe with their loud and authentic live shows. From Russia to Portugal and everything in between: the trio played numerous club shows and all of the EU-scene’s major festivals have been added to an extensive resume (Roadburn [NL], Sonic Blast [PT], Desert Fest [DE/UK/BE], Duna Jam [IT], Freak Valley [DE], Stoned From The Underground [DE], …). Initially emerging with 2009’s Solar Corona, THE MACHINE quickly became one of the forebearers of the European stoner rock scene. This record, sprinkled with Hendrixian jams, instantly became an underground darling with “Moons of Neptune” as its centerpiece boasting 4.5 million plays on YouTube.
“It’s impossible to listen to ‘Wave Cannon’ in the context of the band’s past work and not think of it as a return to form for them in terms of their re-adopting heavy psychedelia as their principal operating platform. ‘Wave Cannon’ states clearly they are able to do whatever they want and make it their own. An absolute victory for a group whose presence in Europe’s heavy underground has never felt more essential.”
- JJ Koczan/The Obelisk on the new album Wave Cannon (May 2023, Majestic Mountain Records)
A reinvigorated lineup is completed with Chris Both on bass (2018) and Klaas Dijkstra on drums (2023). With a new album under their belts in 2023, THE MACHINE are more than ready to launch into a new chapter. The best is yet to come. Onwards and upwards!
2023 – Wave Cannon [Majestic Mountain Records]
2018 – Faceshift [Awe Records]
2015 – Offblast! [Elektrohasch Records]
2013 – The Machine & Sungrazer SPLIT [Elektrohasch Records]
2012 – Calmer Than You Are [Elektrohasch Records]
2010 – Drie [Elektrohasch Records]
2009 – Solar Corona [Nasoni Records]
2007 – Shadow of the Machine [independent release]