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Many of you may not care anymore/at all, but that's proper sadface news for me.
is your source on this? they have a new album and a date in Glaasgow on the 8th june...
I'll be going to the gig, I think.
I grew up with Supergrass, and they remain one of the best live bands around...especially in what became their trademark festival slot...about 7pm, just as things are getting going. They played proper crowd-pleasing, singalong sets too. And those first 3 albums are great too.
Really gutted. One of my favourite groups of all time. Love all of their albums and I don't think there's ever been a band with as strong a run of singles as they've had across their career.
Really hope that Release The Drones sees the light of day, until that day I reserve the right to mope around and miss them.
I love to see bands persevere and amass a large body of work. I believe they had at least one more brilliant album in them. I'll always enjoy their back catalogue which is full of great moments.
others from the mid-90s era (I don't like to use the term Britpop, but you know what I mean), although in my humble opinion, their best days were already long behind them. It'll be interesting to see what they do next...
Seen them a couple of times in the past, and both times they put on a top show. Saw Hot Rats tother day in Oxford too, and the other guy (ie the guy who was in supergrass but not hot rats) came on at the end for a rendition of Caught by the Fuzz. The crowd went mental. Well, mental for oxford, anyway.
Sorry for saying, but I had no idea that they hadn't already. I'm a 90s kid too, but I'm wondering how relevant they could have been this year?
they wrote brilliant songs and at least two amazing albums (road to rouen", "in it for the money")..
and they made the best neil young cover ever...
very sad news.. :(
I like this.
and I'm a fan of the first 3 albums, especially 'In it for the money' with Richard III being one of my highlights.
I don't think they have ever done a bad band album but perhaps never reached those peaks again. I did really enjoy some of the tracks off Road to Rouen as well.
I'm surprised that when they announced the farewell shows that Oxford didnt feature.
this news makes me sad :(
... their Best Of is probably the greatest compilation for a run of just brilliant songs ever. perfect summer album.
But in terms of songwriting craft and energy they had plenty when they started out - first three albums had some great singles on it (bizarrely my favourite is 'going out') but they lost the spark after that. Saw them supporting 'Life on Other Planets' and it was dull, sadly.
I really like five of their albums and only the last one was a bit of a let down. Supergrass is 10 is brilliant as well.
that so many people are actually quite sad to hear of their passing. I was expecting a lot of "were they still going?" type comments...
is a fine album, I was hoping that was the way they were going to progress but sadly not...
I figured they bought themselves another few albums easy with that record. Seemed like a great direction to take the band and one they could mine for years. Instead, Diamond Hoo Haa not only took them backwards, it was also crap.
I Should Coco is brilliant, the rest less so.
is so massively underrated. It's a classic!
Gonna be weeping at Brixton on June 10th.
are 25 quid which seems a little pricey. am i being a tight arse?
Still, they'll probably need a bit of money in the bank if they're not going to tour (as Supergrass) anymore...
reform in a couple of years for their re-union tour. There's no way they would have sold out Brixton otherwise, great band that they are. I'm surprised there hasn't been a Britpop tour yet similar to the 'Here & Now' thing.
Not so much because of the concept, but because I know that they would combine bands I absolutely loved with some I couldn't stand...
I'm flailing, soloing in my chair, can barely contain my unabashed joy. Totally forgot how awesome they are. Why do I not listen to them more? This is shocking.
100% getting Brixton tickets.
"I've had a lot of enquiries but sadly 'Release the Drones' will remain unreleased in it's half completed form"
It appears to be the making of that record that killed them.
that, in 2020, Franz split like this following a slow (but not overly exaggerated) decline. They'll play top 4 mainstage / headlining second stage festival slots til the last but become more of a given, as Supergrass did. People then retrospectively realise they were a fucking incredible singles band, and had two absolute stonking albums and a few other good to great ones.
Watch it happen.
from Last.fm that St Petersburg is one of my most listened to tracks. Such a good song.
so many good tunes!!
can't wait but it'll still be a bit sad.