Well, not DEAD per-say, but not all that alive. We are very sad to share the following communication with you from Nik and Bill. We would like to shout from the rooftops about how wonderful it has been working with the band over the past 12 months or so since we started discussing releasing their music, and continue to be delighted every time that someone tells us how great they think the record is.
We first kind of heard about this crazy band when we put Allo Darlin’ on for the first time many moons ago, and this Swedish guy who was going around with Elizabeth gave us his CD. Jump forward to May of 2009 and we have just put the band on in Fuel, and are now back in Hannah’s flat looking at sexytime photos of Chuck Norris. A beautiful friendship was born. We’ve had some proper proud moments since releasing Album of Death, including seeing MOI smash Indietracks apart twice in a weekend, and of course their bloodgutsandall album launch show in that London.
Goodbye Moustache, maybe you really did overdo the cheese this time.
Yesterday, me and Bill decided to call it a day with the band. It was a hard decision to make, but it feels like the right one. I’m sure we’ll do something together again at some point in the future, but at the moment this just feels like a good time to stop. There are just too many other things going on in our lives that need to be prioritised.
We will play the remaining shows listed on our website, but then that’s it. A big massive thanks to all of you for the support over the past four years. It’s because of you guys we kept at it as long as we did.
The music will of course continue to be available, most of it for free. If you haven’t gotten yourself a physical copy of Album Of Death, you still can. But, you better hurry cause they won’t last forever. If sales continue at the current speed all CD copies will be gone by June 2034. You’ve been warned.
But, as I said…we still have some unfinished business to take care of…six more shows and we’re planning to bring some serious levels of awesome to each of them.
03/02/12 – Fever Dream single launch at The Others, London
04/02/12 – Ace Bushy Alldayer (with The Middle Ones, Standard Fare etc), The Victoria, Birmingham
10/02/12 – Silver Bullet, London
18/02/12 – The Victoria, Hitchin
01/03/12 – The Cellar, Oxford (with Allo Darlin’)
16/03/12 – Singapora Lounge, Rochester
And we won’t stop making music. Bill is going to be a busy bee this year with Allo Darlin’ and their forthcoming album would make Chuck Norris proud. It’s truly awesome.
I’m going to attempt to record a couple of songs myself, hopefully to be released as a cassette EP on Fika in the not too distant future. Expect endless film references and a lot of Game Boy J
And me and Bill will try to find some time to record one last song as Moustache of Insanity in the next few weeks. It’ll be a cover, but that’s all I’m allowed to say I think. Anyway, it’ll be a fitting way to say good bye.
I’ll leave you all with our live “video” for Cheese & Freckles, made back in October 2008, a week before we played our first ever show. It’s pretty cringeworthy, but it makes me smile.
Thanks for being awesome! Hope to see you at one of these final shows. Come up and say hi…or good bye.
Nik and Bill xx