InsideOut Music has announced the signing of rising young prog upstarts MASCHINE. The U.K. act, which features guitarist/vocalist Luke Machin and bass player Dan Mashal of THE TANGENT, was named “Best New Band” by both Prog magazine and the Classic Rock Society in 2011.

“Since I can remember I’ve always played the guitar and composed music. To have the amazing credibility that comes with InsideOut to assist our music is extremely exciting,” says band leader Luke Machin. “The inspiration that I’ve taken from many artists over the years, a lot of whom are with InsideOut, I’m certain this album will have something for everyone.”

“The thing that really excites me about signing to InsideOut is that the label is interested in our music and our band,” adds drummer Doug Hamer. “The vote of confidence is invaluable. We will work tirelessly to bring the vision of MASCHINE that we and InsideOut share into reality.”

Says InsideOut label head Thomas Waber, “Luke and his band are a really young and talented bunch. We are looking forward to working with them on their debut album!”

Look for MASCHINE‘s debut album next year on InsideOut Music.


Luke Machin – Guitar/Vocals
Elliot Fuller – Guitar
Dan Mashal – Bass
Doug Hamer – Drums
Georgia Lewis – Keyboards/Vocals