The four members of Electrelane have chosen to go on an “indefinite hiatus”.
The Brighton act, godmothers of the blossoming neu-kraut scene, will take time off to concentrate on other things after linking those two dreaded words and a final hometown show on the 1st of December.
In a missive posted on the band’s website today, the 7th of November, they explained their decision:
“We have decided that the upcoming gigs will be our last for the foreseeable future. After ten years of much fun and hard work, we have realised that we all need a break and time to do other things. This was a tough decision for us to make, but ultimately a positive one.
“A big thank you to everyone who has come to our shows, put on our shows, and bought our records over the years. It means a lot to us. We're really grateful to have had the opportunity to play gigs all over the world and to meet so many lovely people.
“This last year has been especially enjoyable and we feel happy about moving on with all these good memories to look back on. At the moment we haven’t made any band plans for the future, but we’re going to have a break and see what happens.
The band’s latest but hopefully not last record was the rather splendid No Shouts, No Calls which came out this year on Too Pure. Click for our review, and see below for what currently remains of the band’s endangered touring schedule:
9 Athens Gagarin205
10 Thessalonika Xylourgeio-Mylos
16 Vevey Rocking Chair
17 Zurich Rote Fabrik
19 Strasbourg La Laiterie
20 Lyon Transbordeur
21 Toulouse Le Cleo
23 Angouleme La Nef
24 Paris Trabendo
27 Glasgow King Tut's
28 Manchester Academy 3
29 London Koko
1 Brighton Pavilion Theatre
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