The Machine is a Dutch rock band that plays a genre-defying blend of stoner grunge, modern heavy psych and the noisier side of shoegaze. Since their inception in 2007 they have been sailing on wayward, avoiding obvious clichés along the way. Having played a plethora of clubs and festivals throughout entire Europe, The Machine established their reputation as a loud and no-frills live act. The band’s early days were rooted in lengthy heavy psych jams and desert grooves (2009’s Solar Corona became an underground darling) but founding members David Eering (guitar/vocals) and Davy Boogaard (drums) have been incorporating fresh elements with every other release.
At the core of The Machine’s most recent work are pop songs disguised in fuzzy feedback and pummeling grooves. Longtime friend of the band Chris Both (bass) joined in late 2018, which sparked a fresh restart of the band.