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Gallops split

By | Published on Tuesday 23 April 2013


Instrumental quartet Gallops announced yesterday that they have split up after six years together, cancelling all upcoming shows, including appearances at The Great Escape and other UK festivals this summer.

In a statement published on Facebook, the band said: “We are sad to announce that as of now Gallops is dead. We’ve been to some really great places over the last six years and met some amazing people but Gallops as we know it has unfortunately run its course. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported us along the way. Watch this space for future projects from members of the band. Music will continue, Gallops will not”.

The band had been on tour throughout Europe with And So I Watch You From Afar, but cancelled a set at a sold out show at The Garage in London on 16 Apr moments before they were due to go on stage, officially citing illness as a reason, though members of the band had been seen on stage setting up their equipment shortly before the cancellation.

Although the announcement of their split only came yesterday, the band failed to appear on the remaining four UK dates of the tour, tensions between members, that had been building up over the course of the tour, apparently coming to an irresolvable head backstage at The Garage.

To mark the occasion of their break up, the band and their label Blood & Biscuits have put a commemorative t-shirt on sale. And, of course, you can still purchase their excellent debut (now only) album, ‘Yours Sincerely, Dr Hardcore’, which was released last year.