It is a sad day in music with the recent news that the British group Supergrass will cease to exist after 17 years making wonderful music. I’m stunned and dismayed mainly due to the fact that they have been working diligently on the much anticipated album Release Of The Drones; I guess this may not happen since there is no official word from the bands website.
The band will be performing 4 shows in the UK and Europe as farewell performances; a nice gesture but still very dissapointing. A a formal farewell tour would be the least they could do for their fans; but perhaps they simply have reached a critical mass and feel ending it amicably rather than on the road is a better way to go. I had a sneaking (and sinking) feeling that things were odd when lead singer Gaz Coombes and drummer Danny Goffey formed a side project called The Hot Rats, touring the globe whilst supposedly recording the new album.
The bands website claims that “musical differences” lead to the decision to disband; but I’m thinking there is more to the story than just that; perhaps I’m still trying to cope with the concept of no more Supergrass albums.
If any of the members happen to come across this blog, please do respond in kind and consider a proper farewell tour for us US fans who are feeling rather deprived and are in mourning.
Makes one wonder “what went wrong”, eh?
If you are in the UK or France, get your tickets while they last…I’m sure these shows will sell out quickly.
Tuesday 8th June – Barrowland, Glasgow
Wednesday 9th June – Academy, Manchester
Thursday 10th June – Brixton Academy, London
Friday 11th June – La Cigalle, Paris