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first two albums were great. last two weren't.
Might be a bit harsh to say it but after the last 2 albums (actually even just after Hush 'cos it was so lacklustre), it's no great loss.
They were a great live band too. I remember seeing them at the now defunct Metro Club and Luminaire.
it's a shame but it did feel like all the creative juices had long since been exhausted in that project.
I don't share the popular opinion here - I loved all four albums, but thought the debut was the least accomplished. Citrus >> Fluorescence > Hush > s/t. They were gone so long that I was actually expecting news of a new album to be announced around this time, and instead I'm hit with this.
It's such a shitty feeling when your favourite bands split up.
I listened to the S/T today and it's still excellent. It was less about the shoegaze soundscapes and more about the fuzzy guitar pop.
The last two albums, striving for some kind of maturity, ended up completely insipid and lacking all the exuberance that made them great in the first place.
but that album's over 6 years old now, so I can understand them moving on a bit and wanting to create something a bit more fresh. The last two albums were a bit lacking.
Wish I'd had the chance to see them live
"Thanks for all the memories guys. Hope to make more down the line. We miss you all."
They're probably kicking back spending the advertising money now, bless em. Won't forget that Good Ship show in a hurry.