Having been a band for almost a decade, British post-rock instrumental trio Brontide have decided that they’re going to call it a day, explaining that they “can no longer give it the time it deserves”. At the moment, there are no farewell shows planned, though the band plan to schedule some soon.
You can read the full statement issued by the band, explaining their reasons for parting ways in more depth below:
“After nine years, two albums, an EP, several videos plus multiple shows and tours, we have decided to stop playing as Brontide. It has been a very difficult decision to make but we can no longer give it the time it deserves so it only feels right to roll end credits.
We will always reflect on what we did with a lot of pride and happy memories. There are certain shows that were unforgettable and to know many of you loved and supported our band in the way we have all loved music is one of the best feelings in the world. We would like to thank you for every kind word you said, every gig you saw and every time you listened to Sans Souci or Artery, it always did and will always mean a lot to us. We would also like to thank our friends and the people that helped us along the way. Alex Fitzpatrick at Holy Roar Records, who we have worked with since pretty much day one; Jason Sanderson and David Oversby-Powell for engineering and producing Sans Souci and Artery, respectively; Simon Moody for all things art and Charlotte Knight for every video; Hayley Connelly and everyone whose generosity helped make Brontide possible.
We had hoped this announcement might coincide with some final shows however it hasn’t been possible right now. We very much hope that down the line you will still come to see us off properly. Currently, Nathan is still playing in Rolo Tomassi, who are writing their next record, due to be released early 2018. William is touring the world with Dua Lipa and Tim has started making new music as Mirror Manor, with music set to release throughout the year.
Once again, thank you for the love you have shown us over the years, it’s been incredible.
Tim, Nathan & William”
The band’s second and final full-length album, ‘Artery’, was released on June 30th 2014 via Holy Roar Records/Pink Mist.
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